SINGAPORE - Ariba will be selling its Buyer application
through Unisys Corporation in an alliance formed recently between
the two companies.
Under the agreement, Unisys will resell and implement Ariba's Buyer application in addition to offering it as an ASP model.
The application, a B2B e-commerce solution designed for the management of corporate procurement and operational
processes will enable companies to aggregate purchasing from each employee desktop, and direct this spending to
preferred suppliers, B2B marketplaces and exchanges.
"Unisys is committed to delivering world-class e-procurement solutions. Ariba Buyer provides us with a
proven application to add this critical element to our vertical e-business and e-government portfolio," said
Joe McGrath, president of Unisys Global Industries.
The Buyer will be offered worldwide as part of Unisys' Procurement Solutions Practice which offers procurement
Unisys will also be extending its system integration services to other Ariba products, such as Marketplace and
Other Ariba products, such as Marketplace and Dynamic Trade will also be covered by Unisys' system integration
"Unisys' global services and support capabilities combined with their experience in vertical industries
such as publishing, public sector, finance, communications and transportation, make them an ideal partner to help
extend the reach of Ariba B2B e-commerce solutions to companies of all sizes worldwide," said Larry Mueller,
president and COO of Ariba.
"Together Ariba and Unisys will help companies streamline their eCommerce and business processes, resulting
in time and cost savings that dramatically impact our customers' bottom line," Mueller added.