BIRMINGHAM, Ala., USA – February 26, 2008 – EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) today announced that it is the first vendor to provide Express Content for subscriptions and publications as part of the Express Content program offered by Ariba, Inc., the leading spend management solutions provider. According to an exclusive agreement in the magazine and subscriptions category, EBSCO Information MarketPlace (MarketPlace) will provide users of Ariba procurement solutions an Express Catalog with more than two million newspaper, magazine, book and e-journal titles using Ariba Ready Level 2 PunchOut technology.
"We have worked with EBSCO for many years and have always been impressed with their robust catalog as well as their ability to provide service and support to clients on a global basis," remarked Don Darby, director of supplier solutions, Ariba, Inc. "EBSCO's commitment to attaining Ariba Ready Level 2 PunchOut and Ariba Express Content certifications demonstrates that they not only understand the requirements for doing business in today's e-procurement environment, but they actually embrace them."
The Ariba Ready Level 2 PunchOut functionality makes it possible for a buyer to search and locate item level product information across local and internet catalogs quickly, all from within the Ariba procurement application without regard to where the catalog data is hosted. The Ariba Express Content program allows companies of various sizes to source indirect goods and services more quickly and cost-effectively through pre-enabled catalogs from leading suppliers being used by other buyers on the Ariba Supplier Network.
Allen Powell, president, EBSCO Information Services, commented on EBSCO being the first vendor to provide Express Content for subscriptions and publications through Ariba. He said, "Although we have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with Ariba in the past, we are proud to take that relationship to the next level. Our Level 2 PunchOut and Express Content certifications will further expose the unique ability of MarketPlace to provide procurement managers and information specialists a means to measure and manage their company’s information spend."
About EBSCO Information Marketplace
EBSCO Information MarketPlace is a Web-based spend management service that delivers a significant savings opportunity by capturing and controlling a company’s subscriptions and publications spend. MarketPlace offers both a "desktop" solution that provides a secure environment to support various payment options and an "e-procurement" solution that integrates seamlessly with the industry’s major e-procurement systems, including Ariba, Oracle/ PeopleSoft and SAP. With more than two million titles available, MarketPlace is also fully customizable and easy to use. EBSCO Information MarketPlace — THE information procurement solution. To learn more, please call 1.800.272.5927 or visit www.ebsco.com.
About EBSCO Information Services
Partnering with a broad range of clients, EBSCO Information Services is the world’s only "full-service" provider of information. Also known as the industry’s "e" agent, the Company offers a portfolio of services that spans the realm of print and electronic subscription access and management, research databases and more.