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Update: To ensure we are delivering you the best service, we are going to continue our final testing and will be delaying the new packaging and pricing changes announced below. We will keep you posted on the new deployment date as soon as possible.

Over the past few months, we have received valuable feedback from our customers on how we can continue to improve Ariba Discovery. We have listened to your feedback and are pleased to announce important packaging and pricing updates to the service effective September 15 16, 2011. These changes will increase the value that buyers and sellers receive from Ariba Discovery. The updates include:

- New lower pricing options to send responses to RFIs/RFQs

- Improved delivery of new business opportunities to sellers
- Unlimited free eIntro responses as part of the Advantage package

View the updated pricing table with detailed information on the Standard, Advantage and Advantage Plus packages.

New lower pricing options

The response fee for an RFI/RFQ will now be based on the posting value, which means up to 64% cost savings for sellers. We are introducing a lower response fee for smaller projects: Responding to postings for projects with a value of $10,000 USD or less will now be only $29 USD for Standard and $19 USD for Advantage sellers.

Improved delivery of opportunities

To ensure we deliver quality business opportunities with richer information and content, we will continue to send RFIs/RFQs through email alerts. However, Standard sellers will no longer receive eIntro notifications but can view eIntros by logging into their account and going to the Leads tab. eIntros are a cost-effective marketing tool, enabling you to introduce your company to buyers looking to source the products or services you offer as well as get a chance to be considered as a new seller. If you are interested in introducing your company to buyers using the eIntro feature, you can easily subscribe to the Advantage package, where you can respond to unlimited eIntros for free.

Unlimited free eIntros in Advantage

Advantage sellers can now respond to unlimited eIntros for free, which means you have the ability to easily introduce your company to even more buyers. You can use eIntros as way to promote your company's products or services to prospective buyers who have active buying opportunities in your commodity and build more business relationships.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. To learn more about the Ariba Discovery packaging and pricing updates, review the subscription packages and view or listen to the customer training.