SOURCE: TIBCO Software Inc.
PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 16, 2013) - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that tibbr® -- a leading enterprise social network -- has established a platform partnership with KPN, a leading European telecommunications provider and cloud services aggregator, and is also now available on AWS Marketplace, an online store where customers can find, buy, and quickly deploy software that runs on AWS. With this announcement, tibbr now uniquely provides the convenience of the one-provider, one-bill customer experience for enterprise social networking delivered through each of these trusted global cloud providers.
A pioneering cloud services broker, KPN's GRIP platform offers single sign-on, single billing and a single support contact for all participating applications, available to over 80,000 business customers. The tibbr offering, optimized for the KPN platform, provides a highly integrated, ready-to-go experience for users who rely on a single trusted cloud aggregator for all their applications and services.
Amazon Web Services provides highly reliable, scalable infrastructure for thousands of enterprise, government and startup customers in 190 countries worldwide. Visitors to the marketplace can use AWS Marketplace's 1-Click purchase to quickly launch pre-configured software and pay only for what they use, by the hour or month. AWS Marketplace features many categories including databases, application servers, testing tools, monitoring tools, content management, and business intelligence software. Through the AWS Marketplace, customers can now purchase and 1-Click purchase tibbr software instantly.
According to IDC1, adoption of enterprise social software is set to accelerate rapidly through 2016 as geographic regions beyond the Americas begin to embrace the solutions. With this expansion of its platform ecosystem, tibbr brings the social enterprise to new geographic markets and lowers the barrier for small businesses to take advantage of its platform, which connects people, processes, and new and existing business applications in a relevant and personal way, raising the stakes in social business collaboration and delivering real customer ROI.
"KPN's GRIP brings best-in-class partner solutions to market and tibbr was the clear leader in our assessment of enterprise social network platforms," said Gerard Schiebroek, Vice-President Marketing & Sales KPN IT Solutions. "We were looking for an intuitive service that users love and adopt, satisfies IT with enterprise-grade security and control, and drives real ROI benefits for customers through contextual integration with current and next-generation applications. Only tibbr met all these criteria."
"Working with TIBCO demonstrates how innovative and forward-thinking software companies can leverage the power of AWS to provide greater value to their customers," said Sajai Krishnan, General Manager, AWS Marketplace. "We are pleased to have TIBCO as an APN technology partner, and offer tibbr on AWS Marketplace -- making available to our customers an enterprise social network that leverages the cost-effectiveness and elasticity of the cloud."
"Great collaboration is fundamental to success for businesses everywhere," said Ram Menon, President, Social Computing, TIBCO. "By offering tibbr through KPN's GRIP platform and via the AWS Marketplace, we're broadening the tibbr footprint among small, medium and large enterprises."
For more information on purchasing tibbr through a KPN package, please visit www.kpn.com/grip.
For more details and to purchase tibbr through AWS's Marketplace click here.
With users in more than 100 countries, tibbr is the social enterprise platform that is revolutionizing the way we work, collaborate, learn and share. tibbr connects people, applications and data in context in an entirely personal way. tibbr brings together what matters -- to individuals or groups -- to get work done better, faster. It's an open, intensely flexible platform that can be delivered on premise or in the cloud. Learn more at www.tibbr.com.
KPN is the leading telecommunications and IT service provider in The Netherlands, offering wireline and wireless telephony, internet and TV to consumers. KPN offers business customers complete telecommunications and IT solutions. KPN Corporate Market (previously known as Getronics) offers global IT services and is the Benelux market leader in the area of infrastructure and network related IT solutions. In Germany and Belgium, KPN pursues a multi-brand strategy in its mobile operations and holds number three market positions through E-Plus and BASE. KPN provides wholesale network services to third parties and operates an efficient IP-based infrastructure with global scale in international wholesale through iBasis.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage® -- the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com.
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1 IDC Worldwide Enterprise Social Software 2012-2016 Forecast, doc #235471, June 2012.