TIBCO's social computing president Ram Menon told iTWire in an interview no-one else in the web conferencing space had a similar offering, and that the announcement builds on TIBCO’s vision for becoming the social computing platform of choice.
"Our clients can now choose between Skype, WebEx, or Google Hangouts for their conference calls, and it all just works seamlessly," Menon said.
"tibbr Meetings lets anyone instantly start a meeting with just one click, and the software streamlines meetings into an entirely simple, natural experience so people can focus on getting real work done."
● Access your meeting platform of choice, such as Cisco WebEx, Skype or Google Hangouts video chat from within tibbr in a single seamless experience.
● Instantly turn a tibbr conversation into a live meeting to get work done faster across any platform.
● Simplify before activities such as inviting attendees and sharing documents, and expedite after activities such as taking meeting notes and sharing follow-up actions using a simple easy-to-use enterprise social interface.
● Create scheduled meetings with Cisco WebEx Skype or Google Hangouts video chat without worrying about the usernames for all participants.
For companies that have invested heavily in standard meeting platforms such as WebEx or Skype, tibbr Meetings allows them to leverage their investments while facilitating greater productivity for their users through one integrated collaborative experience.
“The process to set up and manage meetings across an increasingly diverse pool of meeting platforms is painful,” said Menon.
“tibbr Meetings gives people one place to instantly turn an online conversation into a live meeting on the platform of your choice and directly underscores our mission to become the essential computing platform for modern business.”
tibbr Meetings is available to all tibbr users today, while aaccess to a particular meeting platform requires that the user have an existing account with the provider of the applicable meeting platform.
TIBCO itself is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments, and handles solutions for Citibank, Vodafone, FedEx and SouthWest among others.