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httprint and Ariba Join to Extend Enterprise Spend Management

Friday, June 07, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Benefits to Print e-Procurement Solutions SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2002 – httprint, a technology and solutions provider focused on the printing sector, today announced that it is working with Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA), to extend the benefits of Enterprise Spend Management to joint customers. Through participation in the Ariba Solution Development Alliance Program, httprint and Ariba are working together to create complementary extensions and interoperability between httprint’s Print e-Procurement and Ariba Spend Management solutions. Joint customers of httprint and Ariba can now benefit from out-of-the-box integration between Ariba Spend Management and httprint’s print e-Procurement Solutions for improved enterprise-wide spend control, increased efficiencies and reduced costs. The Ariba Solution Development Alliance Program offers new capabilities, knowledge, tools and value-added services to support participants in developing complementary technology and building third-party applications and services integration to Ariba solutions. httprint’s e-Procurement Solutions automate and streamline the print management process for both print buyers and suppliers. By using httprint’s solution in conjunction with Ariba Spend Management solutions, customers can leverage their printing expenditure across the enterprise, reducing cycle times and costs, and positively impact their bottom line. "We are pleased to be working with Ariba to offer our customers a technology solution that will help them better manage their print production spend as part of their overall spend management initiative," said Mark Porter, CEO, httprint. "We are confident that the combination of httprint’s comprehensive print management solutions and the Ariba Spend Management Suite will create a solution that drives educated purchasing decisions, streamlines the entire process from analysis to procurement, and drives cost savings." "By working with httprint we can provide our customers with integrated and tested technologies that specifically address print services management within their overall Enterprise Spend Management initiatives," commented Priscilla Hung, Director of Global Alliances, Ariba, Inc. httprint is a total solutions provider focused on the printing vertical. The company’s e-Procurement Solutions automate and streamline the print procurement and management process for both print buyers and suppliers. httprint’s Strategic Consulting team analyzes a company’s overall print spending and recommends process improvements that typically save 20 to 40 percent. httprint’s Managed Services team provides outsourcing and other solutions for all aspects of print production and fulfillment on a project, either part- or full-time. Current clients include DIRECTV and SBC Communications in the United States, and Williams Lea in Europe. Headquartered in San Francisco, httprint also has regional full-service hubs in Los Angeles, New York, London, Amsterdam and Düsseldorf. For information about services and partnering opportunities, call 1.415.216.4200 in the U.S., or visit www.httprint.com.




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