Ariett’s Travel & Xpense Solutions Successfully Complete Microsoft Azure™ Platform Testing

Ariett’s leading travel and expense management cloud solutions leverage Microsoft Azure™ to offer customers scalability, security and global access.

PEMBROKE, MA. - August 23, 2011 - Ariett, a leading provider of travel, expense, AP invoice and purchasing automation solutions, is pleased to announce that Travel, Xpense and AP Invoice have successfully completed Microsoft Azure™ platform compatibility testing. This week, thousands of business travelers will gather at the 2011 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) Convention in Denver, Co., to find cost-effective solutions for several industry challenges. One of the biggest challenges facing travelers and corporations is the need to effectively manage employee travel and expenses. Now business travelers and their companies can be assured of the highest quality platform reliability and security for travel approval and expense reporting with an Ariett Cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment.

Today, business travelers are working harder than ever, covering more miles and selling across the globe. In order to improve workforce productivity, they need a simple way to handle business trip details. From pre-booking approval to expense reporting, the entire process can be time-consuming, unsystematic, and costly.

With Ariett's Travel and Xpense as a cloud-based service on the Microsoft Azure platform, Ariett can provide travel and expense software that is easily accessible, extremely secure, and user friendly to businesses. Microsoft manages the platform and Ariett manages the application software and client training, with a full complement of functionality including robust reporting, policy and audit management, corporate credit card integration, multicurrency, automated tax calculations and mobile smart phone support.

Ariett Travel and Xpense Cloud solutions are a full enterprise-class version of our on premise solution and is not a simplified, light solution”, said Glenn Brodie, President of Ariett Business Solutions.  “Ariett on Microsoft Azure allow us to deliver dramatic scalability and secure services to customers from 20 to 20,000 users on the same platform”.

Web Service Integration

For customers using Microsoft Dynamics GP, Ariett on Azure™ will include optional, secure web service integration. This additional Web service provides a complete closed loop service with seamless integration to the financial system, following the business rules in Dynamics GP for the specific company selected. This capability eliminates the requirement for time consuming and error prone manual data file uploads and download and completes this process at the click of a button and eliminates the need to deploy the integration manager for file uploads.  The client-located portion of the Web service will reside at the client’s site on their Microsoft IIS Server.

Ariett Cloud services require low capital expenditures and operational costs, resulting in enterprise, global functionality at a mid-market per user or per transaction price. Ariett customers benefit from the Cloud platform by having the ability to utilize multiple global Microsoft data centers for scalability, reliability and security of Microsoft software premier Cloud based computing.

About Ariett Business Solutions Inc.

Ariett provides Purchasing and Expense software solutions for global companies that automate Requisition and Purchase Management, AP Invoice Automation and Employee Expense Management with Pre-Travel and Booking. Ariett offers enterprise class functionality with superior workflows, web-based analytics and reporting, document management, and electronic receipt & credit card processing. Offered in the Cloud, Software as a Service (SaaS) on Microsoft Azure or deployed on premise, with optional direct integration to Microsoft Dynamics ERP. Visit www.ariett.com for more information.