Tibco is pumping up its enterprise social network tibbr with file storage and sharing, task management, a platform for managing and publishing content and a new partnership with enterprise collaboration solution Huddle.
The file-sharing functionality integrates with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Huddle and SharePoint, so that files in any of those repositories can be searched and used within tibbr, according to a user’s access rights. Conversations, decisions and contributors for each file are also viewable within the social network.
Social Task Management, Pages
The new social task management app allows tasks to be created and updated with social notifications and offers a single view of task-related conversations, files or meetings and tasks across projects. Users can see which people are assigned to a project or which files and conversations relate to a project, as well as task completion updates and schedules with milestones. In other words, as Tibco has told news media, its social task management is not only about managing the task but also about the story behind the task.
From the tibbr Web site
The publishing tool, tibbr Pages, allows users of the social network to search internally or externally for information, drag and drop info streams and content into a Page, modify Pages with original material or images, and distribute the Pages inside and outside the organization. A sample use case might be assembling a briefer about a new project, pulling together a contract, Statement of Work, background on the client, internal budget, assigned team members and an initial overview by the team leader, which are then sent to relevant team members inside and outside the organization.
The Huddle integration allows tibbr’s file-sharing/collaboration to be available within Huddle through the tibbr activity stream, and the integrated Huddle environment can be viewed inside Tibbr.
Over 5 Million More Users
The new features for tibbr, available next month for an additional fee, were announced at Tibco’s annual Tucon conference that took place this week in Las Vegas. The company said it has increased the paid seats for tibbr in the past 12 months from 1.2 million to 6.5 million.
The new additions are part of Tibco’s fast-moving effort to beef up its product, as enterprise social networking is a growing market and fits in with Tibco’s role as an enterprise player. Forrester Research has identified Tibco as among the top three vendors for enterprise-based social activities streams.
In June, tibbr added a Meetings feature that allowed a user to launch a videoconference. Updated tibbr mobile apps were released in April, shortly after Tibco announced it had partnered with Amazon AWS and Netherlands-based KPN to launch a cloud-based tibbr.