P&G Selects Marimba for management of desktops, laptops, and servers across 70 countries worldwide Thursday 26 July 2001 PDF Print Marimba selected as global solution for software management and content deployment Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA), a leading provider of systems management solutions built for e-business, today announced that The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG), a Fortune 50 company and global leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of superior consumer and health care products, has selected Marimba as their global solution for software configuration management and content deployment to P&G's desktops, laptops, and servers. P&G will leverage Marimba's Server Management and Desktop/Mobile Management products to significantly decrease their IT administrative costs and achieve a rapid return on investment. In addition to managing their employee desktop and laptop computer, P&G will use Marimba to expand their application delivery and management to customers and business partners. William Scheid, manager of Global Workplace Technology for P&G said, "We looked at several vendors and Marimba provided the best proven solution that met our needs for managing software on desktops, laptops, and servers across our global enterprise. Marimba's ease of use and comprehensive support for advanced technologies, such as Windows 2000, Windows XP, and LINUX, was key in our decision making process." In an effort to streamline the management of their desktops, laptops, and servers, P&G found that the combination of homegrown and third-party desktop management tools were insufficient for its business needs. P&G evaluated several change management solutions and selected Marimba based on ease of use, flexible self-healing, and advanced support for Windows 2000 and Windows XP technologies, including Active Directory service and Windows Installer Service (MSI). Lowering Help Desk Costs Through Application Self-Healing P&G is looking to reduce the costs associated with end-user calls regarding application configuration problems. David Claire, senior purchasing manager with P&G's Global Information Technology Division said, "P&G's IT group does an awesome job capitalising on emerging technologies that drive down costs, driving innovations in the infrastructure, such as the metro fiber ring announced earlier this year, as well as on the Web with tools like our InnovationNet that links eighteen thousand users in R&D worldwide to more than five million pages of content." Marimba's technology allows P&G to offer its employees and customers a "self-service" mechanism to verify application configurations and repair broken applications prior to any help-desk calls. This diagnostic check helps to eliminate costly support calls and provide end-users with increased productivity. Scheid added, "Marimba is allowing us to centrally manage the deployment of hundreds of applications to thousands of desktops and laptops all over the world. Implementing Marimba's Desktop/Mobile Management products will help us maintain optimal service levels with our customers and employees and rapidly achieve a significant return on investment." Global Management of Heterogeneous Server Farms Marimba's Server Management product family will be used by P&G's server operations group to standardise their server configurations worldwide. Previously, the operations group had difficulty tracking and managing the changes that were made to the servers once they were delivered to the remote site. With the Marimba Server Management products, local and remote servers can be accurately tracked, provisioned, configured, and managed from a centralised location. According to Sean Kho, a member of the server operations group at P&G, "Marimba's inventory management capabilities will allow us to accurately track software and hardware configurations regardless of the server's operating system or geographic location. If any software or content changes need to be made, Marimba's Server Management technology will allow us to quickly deploy the changes from a centralised location." Industry-Standard Technologies and Strategic Direction Marimba is seen as one of the leaders in their ability to leverage Internet technologies, enabling companies such as P&G to solve complex management problems and lower IT administration costs. Marimba's products will allow P&G to provide improved desktop and laptop support for their employees, customers, and business partners worldwide. "P&G's commitment to Marimba's leading-edge technology validates our ability to provide comprehensive systems management solutions to global enterprises," said Rich Wyckoff, president and CEO of Marimba. About Marimba Headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., Marimba, Inc. (Nasdaq: MRBA) provides systems management solutions built for e-business. From change management to performance management software, Marimba's extensive Internet expertise allows Global 2000 companies to better manage their resources, increase efficiency and reduce costs. For more information, please call +44 118 949 7060, or visit our Web site at http://www.marimba.com. This press release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and is subject to the safe harbors created by these sections. These forward-looking statements include P&G's planned use of Marimba's products as P&G 's global solution for software configuration management and content deployment to all desktops, laptops and servers (as well as to customers and business partners), and P&G's ability to provide improved support worldwide, significantly decrease its IT administrative costs and achieve a rapid return on investment; certain other technical and performance benefits P&G expects to achieve with Marimba's products; the expectation that P&G will make Marimba's products part of its standard infrastructure; and Marimba's ability to provide comprehensive systems management solutions to global enterprises. Those results are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the remaining time and effort required to complete P&G's deployment, which could be greater than expected; technical challenges specific to P&G's implementation, which could impact whether P&G is able to achieve expected benefits with Marimba's products; and other business factors particular to P&G and Marimba which could impact whether P&G continues to use Marimba's products in the future. Actual results may differ materially due to these and other factors. The matters discussed in this press release also involve risks and uncertainties described from time to time in Marimba's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In particular, see the Risk Factors described in Marimba's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. 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