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IBM's LotusLive teams up with Ariba, SugarCRM

IBM has expanded a partnership with Ariba and inked a new deal with SugarCRM.

IBM on Thursday said it has expanded a partnership with Ariba and inked a new deal with SugarCRM.

The company said it will integrate Ariba Discovery into LotusLive. LotusLive subscribers will get access to more than 325,000 business-to-business sellers. The two companies already have a partnership where commerce tools are integrated into LotusLive.

In another partnership, IBM said it will integrate SugarCRM's tools into LotusLive. IBM will bring the collaboration tools---email, Web conferencing and social networking---while SugarCRM will add tools like lead generation and issue resolution. LotusLive will also be integrated into SugarCRM software.

IBM also touted a bevy of LotusLive wins ranging from the Australian Bureau of Statistics to General Motors Component Holdings to the Zoo and the Aquarium Association of Australia.

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