, the business-to-business (B2B) Internet market for the textile industry, today announced that it will partner with Ariba, Inc (Nasdaq:ARBA), the leader in B2B e-Commerce, to create global economies of scale and supply chain efficiencies for the worldwide textile market. ClickTex will be among the first of Ariba’s partners to implement a JSP version of the Ariba Marketplace solution. This commerce platform will fully utilize Ariba’s proven technology to provide a complete e-Commerce solution for the textile industry. The flexible architecture of the Ariba powered marketplace product will allow ClickTex to create customized features and views for individual buyers and sellers. Additionally, transaction flow processing will permit ClickTex to track the complex sample process involved in a textile transaction. “ClickTex’s experience and competence in the textile industry makes them an excellent choice to use the JSP version of Ariba’s Marketplace solution,” said Cindy Elkins, senior director, supplier and content solutions, Ariba. Martin Flom, chief technology officer for, said, “Ariba has really come through for us. They have demonstrated that they truly stand behind their partners. This JSP version of the Ariba Platform promises to be the most powerful and flexible Net market solution available.”

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