Trigo Covers Its Bases

Partners with Ariba, Commerce One on supplier integration

Brisbane, Calif.  March 19, 2001  In another sign that supplier integration is becoming the key issue for online marketplaces, Trigo Technologies, a provider of software that lets suppliers optimize multiple online sales channels, today announced partnerships with rival e-marketplace giants Ariba and Commerce One.

Trigo's Enterprise application lets suppliers integrate online sales with their existing sales channels, including other online sales channels. Trigo says this allows suppliers to more quickly integrate into online marketplaces.

Under its relationship with Ariba, Trigo will enable rapid supplier access to Ariba's marketplaces and e-procurement systems. This announcement follows Trigo being selected by Ariba to join its newly established Ariba Supplier Hub Program.

"One significant issue in B2B e-commerce today is the ability to quickly and cost-effectively enable supplier participation in the B2B economy," said Cindy Elkins, vice president for global supplier and content solutions at Ariba. "The Trigo Enterprise solution uniquely addresses supplier participation and provides suppliers with rapid access to the Ariba Commerce Services Network Platform."

Russ Henry, senior vice president of marketing for Trigo, said, "With Trigo and Ariba jointly addressing supplier issues, suppliers are assured to gain fast access to their customers with superior, scalable technology."

In its other relationship announced today, Trigo will enable rapid supplier access to Commerce One-powered e-marketplaces on the Global Trading Web, a B2B trading community that claims to be the world's largest of its kind. Trigo has also joined the Commerce One Sell-Side On-Ramp Partner Program to help its customers rapidly connect to Commerce One-powered e-marketplaces.

"Quickly connecting to customers in an e-marketplace community is a critical issue for suppliers today," said Rob Tarkoff, senior vice president for worldwide business development at Commerce One. "We believe that Trigo Enterprise will enable suppliers to more easily connect to e-marketplaces and leverage the power of the Global Trading Web."

"We are extremely pleased to find that key business-to-business solution providers such as Commerce One have recognized the need to focus on suppliers and give them the solutions they require to leverage their online sales channels," said Henry. "With Trigo rapidly connecting suppliers to Commerce One-powered e-marketplaces, suppliers have the potential to significantly improve how they sell to and serve their customers, while increasing overall business performance."  

Trigo Enterprise is currently available as a hosted service for a monthly fee between $25,000 and $75,000, plus setup fees. Founded in January 2000, Trigo is located in Brisbane, Calif.