Dual Efforts

Network Associates selects Ariba and CoreHarbor for enterprise spend management

ATLANTA  March 21, 2002  The joint efforts of Ariba and Coreharbor have recently elicited the attention of a major network security company. CoreHarbor, a B2B e-commerce service provider, today announced that Network Associates, a provider of network security and availability solutions for e-business, has selected Ariba® Buyer" and CoreHarbor's hosted and managed solution to streamline its procurement process, increase efficiencies and reduce costs company-wide.

Network Associates will use Ariba Buyer for enterprise-wide supply and services procurement, by electronically aggregating corporate purchasing from each employee desktop and directing the spend to preferred suppliers.  Additionally, Network Associates will use Ariba® Travel & Expense" for expense report management.  CoreHarbor will provide the infrastructure, as well as the required e-commerce expertise to host and manage the Ariba solution for Network Associates.

As we continue to grow the company we need a solution which helps us consolidate our vendor base, increase purchasing efficiencies and manage our costs, said Steve Richards, CFO and COO of Network Associates.  The combined technology and expertise from Ariba and CoreHarbor will enable us to quickly transform our manual purchasing system into an efficient, uniform and cost-effective eProcurement solution.

Network Associates has chosen the best of both worlds  leading enterprise spend management solutions from Ariba and CoreHarbor's in-depth expertise and proven track record of delivering Ariba solutions in a secure and managed hosted environment, said Jim Steele, EVP worldwide sales, Ariba.  We are committed to help Network Associates achieve their spend management goals.

Ariba systems integrator partner, Andersen will provide implementation services, integrating Ariba Buyer with Network Associates' back-end ERP systems.  Network Associates expects to go live with the hosted Ariba solution by May this year.  

Network Associates will also utilize the Ariba® Supplier Network" for transparent collaboration with its suppliers.  In addition, CoreHarbor will provide value-added services, such as catalog management that are critical to the successful adoption of the solution, and Ariba-specific application monitoring to ensure constant system availability.