i2 and Ariba Expand Relationship Through New Reseller Agreement; Deals Designed to Accelerate Success of IBM-i2-Ariba Alliance's Open, Modular Approach

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White Plains - 10 Oct 2000: Ariba, i2 Technologies and IBM today announced an expansion of their B2B alliance through a new reseller agreement between Ariba and i2 that now allows each company to resell the others' interoperable B2B solutions. The new agreement between Ariba and i2 adds to reseller agreements in place since March 2000 between each company and IBM.

This new Ariba-i2 agreement underscores the successful modular and customer-focused approach of the Alliance to deliver interoperable solutions from any combination of Alliance companies to meet B2B customers' varied and
specific requirements. This flexible approach has already secured more than 25 alliance customer wins for a variety of private and public e-marketplaces, procurement and supply chain collaboration implementations. Examples of
announced customers include e2open, Omnexus, MetalSpectrum, Transora, and Worldwide Retail Exchange.

This announcement also follows news from several Alliance customers who have recently announced that their e-marketplaces are now live and functioning using interoperable Alliance solutions, such as Omnexus (the plastics e-marketplace); the Worldwide Retail Exchange; and MetalSpectrum (the online metals marketplace, which opened for registration on Sept. 29th).

"This new set of agreements between Ariba and i2, building on existing agreements with IBM, further strengthens our three-way alliance by leveraging the additional sales channels of Ariba and i2," said Greg Brady, president, i2
Technologies. "From the beginning, the Alliance was created with the flexibility and modularity to match a variety of customer requirements. This strength has enabled tremendous market momentum, competitive advantage, and real customer success for all three companies."

"The B2B opportunity is unprecedented in both size and scope, creating a diversity of customer requirements based on different e-marketplace business models and phases, as well as other B2B opportunities such as procurement and supply chain collaboration," said Larry Mueller, president and COO, Ariba. "Based on a common footprint and roadmap, i2 and Ariba are expanding our relationship and commitment to sell each others' open, interoperable solutions to best meet customers' real-world needs now and for the long-term."

Ariba will resell the leading e-business applications of i2 TradeMatrix, including i2 Infinite Content, Content Services, Sell Solutions, Collaborative Services and other TradeMatrix components. Having access to i2 Infinite Content
libraries, for example, means that Ariba customers could incrementally add 15 million SKUs for direct and indirect procurement to help standardize their B2B offerings.

i2 will continue to resell market-leading applications of the Ariba(R) B2B Commerce Platform, including Ariba Marketplace, Ariba Dynamic Trade and Ariba Buyer solutions.

The IBM-i2-Ariba Alliance

The e-marketplace Alliance of IBM, i2 and Ariba was formed in March 2000 to offer the world's most comprehensive end-to-end solutions for developing both public and private e-marketplaces. A modular footprint of interoperable
solutions combines each of the three company's core strengths in B2B applications and global services to help customers fully leverage the Internet and achieve the benefits of B2B e-commerce. Collectively, the three companies
power more than 300 e-marketplaces. More information can be found at http://www.ibm-i2-ariba.com.

IBM is a registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other countries or both. Ariba is a registered trademark of Ariba, Inc. i2 and the i2 logo design are registered trademarks of i2
Technologies, Inc. i2 TradeMatrix and TradeMatrix are trademarks of i2 Technologies, Inc. All other products or company names mentioned are used for identification purposes only, and may be trademarks of their respective owners

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