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Ariba and Tivoli Deliver First Joint Solution Ensuring Trust and Confidentiality for e-Business.

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LAS VEGAS & SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2001

Tivoli e-Marketplace Manager, Ariba Buyer(tm)

and Ariba Dynamic Trade(tm) Now Integrated

Planet Tivoli(tm)--Ariba, Inc., (Nasdaq:ARBA) and Tivoli(R) Systems Inc., an IBM(R) company (NYSE:IBM), today announced delivery of an integrated solution that ensures e-business integrity by enabling a secure, highly reliable and quick performing e-Marketplace for commerce and collaboration.

Worldwide e-commerce is on the rise, according to IDC. They predict business-to-business and business-to-consumer eCommerce spending will go from $354 billion in 2000 to $3.14 trillion by 2004.(a)

The companies are integrating Tivoli e-Marketplace Manager with Ariba Buyer and Ariba Dynamic Trade. The integration of Tivoli and Ariba products helps simplify the administration of members, build trust and ensure the continued availability of highly secure B2B commerce.

Ariba solutions deliver an open architecture allowing companies to connect with thousands of trading partners worldwide, while providing a foundational platform that efficiently integrates with other B2B applications. As part of the partnership, Ariba products will become Tivoli Ready, so that Tivoli e-Marketplace Manager, Ariba Buyer and Ariba Dynamic Trade now are integrated.

Tivoli e-Marketplace Manager version 3.7.1 expands the current offering and spans service availability, performance and security to deliver e-business integrity for e-Marketplaces. With this latest release, Tivoli helps ensure the success for e-Marketplaces with simplified administration, enhanced membership management, a new operations console and increased integration with Ariba solutions. With Tivoli's e-business integrity solutions, e-Marketplaces can deliver high availability, split-second performance and secure B2B exchanges so customers can transact business with confidence.

"As part of the overall Ariba/IBM Alliance we've integrated leading management and security management software from Tivoli with leading Ariba e-commerce products in order to equip e-markets with the essential management and security solutions," said Charly Kleissner, senior vice president, Solution Engineering, Ariba.

"Together with Ariba, Tivoli now is delivering a tightly integrated solution that ensures e-marketplaces have all the tools they need to link system performance with real business goals, policies and processes," said Larry Orecklin, senior vice president, Tivoli Systems. "Ariba is a strong leader in value chain management solutions, and IBM is the world leader in e-business infrastructure. Together, IBM, Tivoli and Ariba have combined best-of-breed products, solutions and services into one integrated solution."

Pricing and Availability

A number of these integrated solutions are available today with the remaining set available throughout calendar year, 2001.

About Ariba Inc.

Ariba, Inc. is the leading business-to-business (B2B) eCommerce platform and network services provider. Through the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform -- an open, end-to-end infrastructure of interoperable software solutions and hosted Web-based commerce services -- the company enables efficient online trade, integration and collaboration between B2B marketplaces, buyers, suppliers and commerce service providers. The global reach and best-of-breed functionality of the Ariba B2B Commerce Platform create Internet-driven economies of scale and process efficiencies for leading companies around the world. Ariba can be contacted in the U.S. at 650/930-6200 or at www.ariba.com.

About Tivoli Systems Inc.

As an integral part of the comprehensive IBM e-business infrastructure solution, Tivoli technology management software helps traditional enterprises, emerging e-businesses, and Internet businesses worldwide to maximize their existing and future technology investments. Backed by world-class IBM services, support and research, Tivoli software provides a seamlessly integrated, flexible and secure e-business infrastructure management solution that connects employees, partners and customers. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Tivoli is an IBM (NYSE:IBM) Company. For more information, visit www.tivoli.com.

IBM and Tivoli are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation or Tivoli Systems Inc. in the United States, other countries, or both. Other company, product, and service names may be the trademarks or service marks of others. Note to Editors: For the latest Tivoli news and event information, visit our online newsroom at www.tivoli.com/news.

(a) IDC eBusiness Trends Newsletter 3-28-01.
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