Ariba on Monday announced the availability of Ariba Enterprise Sourcing, an upgrade to the business-to-business software company's Ariba Sourcing application. Ariba Enterprise Sourcing allows buyers to manage the complete sourcing process--from defining spending requirements to qualifying and selecting suppliers. The new application is integrated with Ariba Buyer, Ariba's procurement software.
All Ariba Enterprise Sourcing users have access to the Ariba Commerce Services Network, the supplier global network that provides a connection to a host of business partners. Ariba Enterprise Sourcing also features integration technology, allowing it to work with multiple internal enterprise resource planning systems. The application can be launched through Ariba's hosted service or from behind a firewall. In addition, people can interact with the system in a number of different languages and currencies.