Ariba just shared the results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012. Here's how Ariba CEO Bob Calderoni summed up developments for Ariba Discovery:

We continue to add value for our existing community members and attract new members at mass for example Ariba Discovery volumes and participation continues to trend out positively. Enhancements in matching and ratings in the past quarter have encouraged new participation and RFPs across the host of new categories. And over and over as we talk to both customer and we talk to suppliers the feedback we hear is that Discovery is being used more and more to find new sources of supply where to help new regions, business in new regions for those companies.

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