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TIBCO Named to START-IT's List of the Hottest Companies of 2008
May 13, 2008 (08:05 AM EDT)


PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TIBCO Software Inc. today announced that it has been named one of START-IT Magazine's "Hottest Companies of 2008," an annual listing that recognizes software and technology providers for innovative solutions targeting the manufacturing industry. Selected by the START-IT editors, winners were singled out for their revenue growth, important client wins, and significant events and accomplishments during the past year.

"The companies who have been named 'hot' this year are among the leading-edge technology providers within manufacturing. These innovative companies are driving manufacturing solutions into the next generation," said Peggy Smedley, editorial director of START-IT. "As the manufacturing industry evolves, so must the technology companies that provide solutions to advanced manufacturers. The 25 winning companies this year are having a great impact on the manufacturing space as they strive to provide the most complete, innovative technology possible to their customers."

TIBCO reached a number of milestones impacting the manufacturing industry in 2007. TIBCO added a host of new enhancements to its flagship MDM solution, TIBCO Collaborative Information Manager(TM), enabling manufacturers to more effectively leverage critical information across the supply chain. TIBCO CIM provides a single platform to manage core assets such as product information and to automate critical processes such as new product introduction. Further, the TIBCO solution integrates seamlessly into a service-oriented architecture.

It offers an industry-first: cross-domain relationship capabilities for greater control and visibility of information, giving users improved ability to model and enforce key relationships, such as between products and vendors or products and geographies. This is vital to engaging in strategic activities such as optimizing a distribution network or strategic sourcing. In the last year, TIBCO has expanded its manufacturing customer base outside of its traditional Consumer Packaged Goods and Retail verticals to other areas, including Energy, Telecomm Equipment, Electronic Parts, Durables and Tools.

"This further validates our customers who are committed to a strategic approach to IT," said Ram Menon, executive vice president, Worldwide Marketing, TIBCO. "We are honored to be recognized for these efforts by START-IT, and look forward to continuing to provide manufacturers with the best technologies to enable efficiency and innovation throughout their business."

For more information on TIBCO's manufacturing solutions, visit: http://www.tibco.com/solutions/industry/manufacture/default.jsp

About TIBCO

TIBCO digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now(R). TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in over 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at http://www.tibco.com .

TIBCO, The Power of Now, Collaborative Information Manager and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

CONTACT: Phillip Tree, TIBCO Software Inc., +1-650-846-8529, ptree@tibco.com; or Bill Bourdon of Bateman Group, +1-415-602-1491,, for TIBCO

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