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SAP buying Ariba with plans for a cloud super-network

SAP is building out its cloud platform to tackle collaborative business commerce with the acquisition of Ariba.

By May 22, 2012


Ariba buys software partner

The software maker agrees to purchase a privately held company specializing in computer programs that sort out data from companies' various business systems.

By March 31, 2004


Ariba to buy FreeMarkets for $493 million

The software maker will hand over $493 million in stock and cash for the business-to-business services company, a deal that underlines the rapid consolidation in the enterprise software industry.

By January 23, 2004


Ariba buys hosting partner

The business application maker plans to purchase its hosting services partner Alliente, in a move that follows software rivals in looking for new delivery models.

By January 7, 2004


Ariba hones business services tools

The software maker plans to release an updated package of business applications that promise to save companies money and effort when they buy business services.

By May 12, 2003


Ariba lends a hand to thrifty spenders

The e-commerce software maker introduces a mix of new and enhanced business applications to help corporate purchasers squeeze more out of their budgets.

By November 12, 2002


AstraZeneca expands Ariba contract

Pharmaceuticals maker AstraZeneca said Tuesday that it has agreed to purchase software from Ariba to reduce the cost of keeping its supplies in stock. Earlier this year, the $8.7 billion manufacturer bought Ariba's electronic-auction applications and has been using them to negotiate contracts with suppliers online. AstraZeneca expects the additional software, called Ariba Spend Management Suite, to help it cut costs through electronic invoicing and ordering. Neither company would disclose the value of the deal.

By April 30, 2002


The Starting Line: Ariba's quest for black ink

The business-to-business software maker is counting on its third CEO this year, former CFO Bob Calderoni, to turn around its sliding sales.

By October 26, 2001