Traveldoo and Ariba Partnership

, the leading provider of second generation electronic travel management solutions today announced that it is working with Ariba, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARBA) to extend the benefits of Enterprise Spend Management to joint customers.
Through participation in the Ariba
Solution Development Alliance Program, Traveldoo and Ariba are working together to create complementary extensions and interoperability between Traveldoo`s electronic travel procurement solutions and Ariba® Spend Management(tm) solutions.

Joint customers of Traveldoo and Ariba, such as Sony
, can now benefit from out-of-the-box integration between Ariba Spend Management solutions and Traveldoo ShopSite(tm) for improved enterprise-wide spend control, increased efficiencies and reduced costs.  The Ariba Solution Development Alliance Program offers new capabilities, knowledge, tools and value-added services to support participants in developing complementary technology and building third-party applications and services integration to Ariba solutions.

Traveldoo ShopSite provides an integrated solution for online business travel planning and booking, dynamic policy management, travel supplier relationship management and travel spending intelligence. Ariba Buyer customers can connect or “punch out” to Traveldoo ShopSite to purchase airline and train tickets, shop for hotel rooms and reserve rental cars within company`s travel policy guidelines. Managers validate travel requisitions via the Ariba Buyer(tm) procurement solution, then Traveldoo ShopSite processes travel orders and routes reservations to fulfillment channels.

Traveldoo electronic travel procurement solutions help large organizations reduce the total cost of travel purchasing, enhance travel supply chain visibility, increase control over travel spending and make travelers` lives easier.



“Since we delivered the first cXML-enabled solution for electronic travel procurement in July 2001, we went deeper into product integration and have successfully delivered the solution to customers in Europe,” said Olivier Mindren, Vice President, Marketing, Traveldoo. “Beyond the benefits inherent in the deployment of Traveldoo ShopSite, joint customers have seen a very positive impact on the usage of their Ariba Solution.”

“By working with Traveldoo we can provide our customers with integrated and tested technologies that specifically address travel procurement within their overall Enterprise Spend Management initiative,” commented Priscilla Hung, Director of Global Alliances, Ariba, Inc.  “With Traveldoo ShopSite, Ariba customers are extending the reach of their spend management efforts to business travel, resulting in significant additional cost savings and process efficiencies.” 


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