e-Procurement Flees the Cubicle

Safe Harbor: CoreHarbor and Air2Web Take Ariba Apps Wireless

e-Commerce application service provider CoreHarbor Inc. recently announced the first interactive wireless enablement of Ariba Buyer, Aribas leading B2B e-procurement application. CoreHarbor, in partnership with Air2Web, a wireless application platform provider, is extending Ariba Buyer to any wireless device, providing full interactive capabilities including wireless approvals and on-demand status checks.

CoreHarbors interactive wireless solution is available on any wireless device from any manufacturer across more than 200 carriers. According to the Yankee Group, the estimated total number of digital phones, WAP (Web) phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs) in the United States in 1999 was over 52 million. CoreHarbors solution provides its ProcureEdge clients two-way interactive communication across all wireless devices, encompassing all 52 million wireless subscribers.

CoreHarbors hosted ProcureEdge solution includes Aribas e-procurement technology and an impressive list of value-added services including buying consortia, payment solutions, strategic sourcing and now interactive wireless enablement. Using this solution, a traveling CFO can request open requisitions and approve or deny them from the road with any digital device, saving the executive time and expediting the purchasing process. CoreHarbors wireless solution uses XML technology to exchange information with the Ariba application.

The advanced technology supports several interactive functions including on-demand requisition status checks for end-users, notification alerting managers of open requisitions and end-users of approved or denied requisitions and interactive approval functions allowing managers to request and view requisition details and approve or deny requisitions.

CoreHarbors wireless solution uses the Air2Web Always Interactive suite of services to deliver Aribas applications to end-users using all types of wireless devices, from WAP and SMS phones, to pagers, and pervasive computing devices.

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