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The Carphone Warehouse Launches Spend Management Initiative with Ariba

Ariba, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARBA), the leading spend management solutions provider, today announced that it has signed an agreement with The Carphone Warehouse, the world’s largest independent mobile phone retailer. Under the terms of the contract, Carphone Warehouse will implement Ariba’s solutions to standardize and streamline its Goods Not For Resale (GNFR) sourcing and contract management processes in order to drive sustainable savings and improve efficiencies.

“By implementing Ariba’s on-demand spend management solutions we now have a single solution through which we can manage our sourcing and contracts,” said Michael Whitby, Procurement Director, Carphone Warehouse. “This will provide standard, best-practice processes for sourcing and contract management that enable us to identify opportunities for savings on a wide range of GNFR and ensure that the savings we negotiate actually make their way to the bottom line on an ongoing basis.”

To achieve these objectives, Carphone Warehouse will deploy Ariba® SourcingOn-Demand and Ariba Contract Management On Demand across its UK operations and potentially its European operations. A flexible, hosted solution that can be quickly and easily deployed, Ariba Sourcing On-Demand combines the technology, expertise and services needed to create effective markets for direct materials and indirect goods and services with best practice processes that companies can implement to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their operations. With robust buy and sell-side capabilities, Ariba Contract Management enables companies to collaboratively create and manage contracts across categories and functions, including sales, finance, marketing, real estate, legal, procurement and IT and drive compliance with agreements on an enterprise-wide basis.

“To generate savings that are both measurable and sustainable, companies must manage spend throughout the lifecycle,” said Mike Arenth, General Manager, EMEA, Ariba. “By implementing Ariba’s on-demand offerings, Carphone Warehouse can take its sourcing and contract management efforts to new levels and drive savings and efficiencies that create value for its organization and its customers.”

About The Carphone Warehouse

The Carphone Warehouse is Europe's leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, with over 2450 stores in 9 EU countries and 1,000 Best Buy Mobile locations in the US. Over the past 5 years, The Carphone Warehouse has built up a significant Telecoms business, which already contributes half of the Group's revenue and is set to be a major driver of future profitable growth.

About Ariba, Inc.

Ariba, Inc. is the leading provider of on-demand spend management solutions. Our mission is to transform the way companies of all sizes, across all industries, and geographies operate by delivering software, service, and network solutions that enable them to holistically source, contract, procure, pay, manage, and analyze their spend and supplier relationships. Delivered on demand, our enterprise-class offerings empower companies to achieve greater control of their spend and drive continuous improvements in financial and supply chain performance. More than 1,000 companies, including more than half of the companies on the Fortune 100, use Ariba solutions to manage their spend from sourcing and orders through invoicing and payment. For more information, visit www.ariba.com.

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