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Ariba and Harbinger Select OnDisplay

San Ramon, CA-based OnDisplay, a provider of solutions for business portals, said it has been selected by e-commerce vendors Ariba Inc. and Harbinger Corp. to provide content and commerce exchange capabilities to industrial suppliers engaging in e-business.

These alliances will enable suppliers to continue leveraging their existing technology and infrastructure investments while taking advantage of new e-business capabilities provided by Ariba, Harbinger and OnDisplay, the companies said. Financial details of the relationships were not disclosed.

"Industrial suppliers are faced with the challenge of electronically updating and distributing catalog information in diverse formats and protocols to customers, catalog providers and procurement portals" said Darrell Trimble, vice president of marketing at OnDisplay. "With strategic alliances with Ariba and Harbinger, OnDisplay can help suppliers seamlessly expedite dynamic content exchange to its customers and trading partners."

OnDisplay's technology will enable Ariba clients to receive catalog information from suppliers with speed and efficiency. Suppliers will receive the e-business solutions to competitively sell products through the Ariba.com Network, an Internet service that connects buyers to suppliers worldwide.

As part of this alliance, OnDisplay will integrate its CenterStage E-Business solution into Ariba Operating Resource Management System Commerce XML. Harbinger, a supplier of e-commerce software, will integrate CenterStage E-Business Solutions with the Harbinger Knowbility solution, which improves purchasing processes by organizing and enhancing electronic catalog data from multiple suppliers.

By integrating this along with harbinger.net, Harbinger can offer suppliers and buyers alternative means of delivering, improving and accessing the data needed for procurement applications; whether through online entry, XML, FTP or EDI.