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Ariba Teams with Dell Boomi to Simplify Seller Integration

  Ariba Teams with Dell Boomi to Simplify Seller Integration

Companies deliver pre-packaged connector as a service to speed integration to
    Ariba Network, empowering businesses of all sizes, using any system to
        collaborate more efficiently and effectively than ever before

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- May 7, 2013

Just as consumers have taken to personal networks to share, shop and consume,
companies too have made the digital leap, leveraging business networks to
connect and collaborate with their customers and partners. Yet many selling
organizations remain stuck in the physical world. Their critical data is
trapped in legacy systems. The majority of their customer interactions occur
offline. And they’re paying the price in the form of higher costs, increased
errors, reduced profits and lost sales. Large organizations have the resources
to tackle this problem, investing heavily in technology to fully automate
their operations. But small and mid-sized companies have struggled to keep
pace. Until now.

Ariba, an SAP Company, and Dell Boomi, the world’s largest integration cloud,
today announced that they are teaming to deliver pre-packaged integration as a
service offerings to help selling organizations drive new levels of efficiency
and effectiveness across their operations. Designed to simplify and speed
integration to the Ariba Network, the Ariba^® Integration Connector, powered
by Dell Boomi, enables companies to collaborate more efficiently and drive
game-changing improvements in productivity and performance. The first
connector, which integrates with Intuit QuickBooks, was officially unveiled
today at Ariba LIVE, the business commerce event of the year, taking place at
the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center. Additional connectors to
enable sellers who own Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains and Sage Peachtree/Sage
50 (2009-2013) to quickly and easily integrate with the Ariba Network are
planned to be released later this year.

“From the beginning, the Ariba Network has been built to be an open platform
to connect all companies using any system to foster more efficient
business-to-business collaboration,” said Tim Minahan, senior vice president,
network strategy, Ariba. “With these new connectors, we are making it even
easier for sales organizations of all sizes to fully automate their customer
transactions and collaborations over the Ariba Network – directly from their
preferred ERP and accounting systems.”

Key Features

In the past, integration has been a complex and costly process involving
additional hardware, installed software and lengthy managed service
engagements. In joining forces, Ariba and Dell Boomi, have transformed it into
an agile, efficient and seamless one.

“At Dell Boomi, we’re focused on raising the bar for seamless cloud-managed
integrations,” said Chris McNabb, general manager, Dell Boomi. “We are pleased
to be teaming with Ariba to deploy our Integration Pack technology that
delivers unparalleled value in application integration that surpasses customer
expectations.”

The Ariba^® Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi Integration Packs,
removes the barriers to system-to-network integration by eliminating
complexity. An out-of-the-box solution delivered as a service, the connector
provides a fast, easy and affordable way for companies to connect to the Ariba
Network – regardless of the backend systems they use. The Ariba Integration
Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, currently supports integration with Intuit
QuickBooks Desktop 2009-2013, Premier and Enterprise for US, UK, and CA
Enterprise and Enterprise Plus.

Through the Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, companies can
completely integrate POs, invoices and order confirmations between the Ariba
Network and their systems to drive game-changing improvements in their
efficiency and overall business performance.

“We recognized early on that the cloud was where we needed to be to do
business, so we connected to the Ariba Network,” said Carol McMorris, of CALL,
INC. “Making the move has enhanced our ability to collaborate with customers
and increased the efficiency of critical processes such as invoicing, order
and receivables management. But to really capitalize on this, we needed an
easy way to feed data from the Network directly into QuickBooks.”

And McMorris found it in the Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell
Boomi. “We have been able to save time by eliminating at least three of the
steps currently required to submit invoices, speeding the internal invoice
processing cycle and helping us get paid faster,” she says. “We have also been
able to achieve greater efficiencies through the elimination of manual
paperwork, reduction in errors, and by receiving immediate notification of any
discrepancies, which are more easily resolved.”

And the best part? CALL, INC. was able to get the solution in place in less
than 3 weeks with almost no internal IT resources.

Availability

The Ariba Integration Connector, powered by Dell Boomi, is available an in use
today. To learn more about Ariba’s Connection solutions and the benefits they
can deliver to your organization, visit
http://www.ariba.com/services/connection-solutions

About Dell Boomi

Dell Boomi AtomSphere® and Dell Boomi Master Data Management solutions enable
customers to connect any combination of cloud and on-premise applications
without software, appliances or coding. Organizations of all sizes, from
growing companies to very large enterprises and ISVs, enjoy rapid time to
value as a result of drastically reduced implementation times and substantial
cost savings over traditional integration solutions. Visit www.boomi.com for
more information.

About Ariba, an SAP Company

Ariba is the world’s business commerce network. Ariba combines
industry-leading cloud-based applications with the world's largest web-based
trading community to help companies discover and collaborate with a global
network of partners. Using the Ariba^® Network, businesses of all sizes can
connect to their trading partners anywhere, at any time from any application
or device to buy, sell and manage their cash more efficiently and effectively
than ever before. Companies around the world use the Ariba ^ Network to
simplify inter-enterprise commerce and enhance the results that they deliver.
Join them at: www.ariba.com

About SAP

As market leader in enterprise application software, SAP (NYSE: SAP) helps
companies of all sizes and industries run better. From back office to
boardroom, warehouse to storefront, desktop to mobile device – SAP empowers
people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business
insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. SAP applications
and services enable more than 238,000 customers to operate profitably, adapt
continuously, and grow sustainably. For more information, visit www.sap.com.

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