Ariba Ranked No. 1

IDC names Ariba 2000 worldwide e-commerce applications market leader

Sunnyvale, CA  June 25, 2001  Technology research firm IDC named Ariba as the worldwide market leader for e-commerce applications for 2000, with applications revenue of $375 million for the year.

The June 2001 IDC report, "e-Commerce Applications Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2005," also noted that Ariba's average deal size remained steady.

The report is an extension of the IDC report "e-Procurement Applications Market Forecast and Analysis, 2000-2004" published in February. The earlier report named Ariba as the leader in the e-procurement arena, with 36 percent of the worldwide buy-side e-procurement market.

The new report is a broader study and covers revenues and market shares for 300 independent software suppliers in four segments: sales and marketing; procurement/B2B sell side; order management; and customer service and support.

An IDC analyst said that Ariba has the potential to build a leadership position for itself in the e-procurement marketplace. "Through their current market leadership, coupled with a focus on key vertical markets, such as financial services and high-tech manufacturing, Ariba could become a formidable player by building a franchise that few suppliers can match  similar to Siebel in CRM, i2 in supply-chain automation and PeopleSoft in human resources management," said Albert Pang, author of the report and e-commerce software research manager for IDC.