Tibco Software Inc. wants Tibbr, its work-focused social network, to become the workplace home screen for online corporate collaborations and conversations.
The company recently announced the launch of Tibbr Meetings, which the company claims to be the first solution to integrate into a single screen major Web conferencing and online meeting applications.
choice, such as Cisco WebEx, Skype, Google Hangouts video chat, and GotoMeeting with a single mouse click.
The new release also simplifies activities such as inviting attendees, sharing documents, taking notes and tracking topics or assignments, he said.
Providing a single screen to enable quick collaboration across diverse platforms is increasingly becoming critical and many large enterprises and medium-sized businesses, according to Ram Menon, president of social computing at Tibco.
For instance, he said, departments within a single company may employ different online meeting and collaboration platforms. Aside from that, the firm’s various clients are also likely to use their own preferred platforms.
Tibco estimates that users or IT personnel spend as much as 15 to 20 minute on average to set up an online conference.
“The process to set up and manage meetings across an increasingly diverse pool of meeting platforms is time-consuming and painful,” said Menon.
One of the collaboration tools Tibbr Meeting is in competition with is Yammer, a cloud-based enterprise social networking software, which Microsoft bought for $1.2 billion last year. Microsoft has integrated Yammer with its Office, Lync and SharePoint enterprise products and is currently integrating it with Office 365.
While Yammer focuses on messaging and microblogging activities, Tibbr provides users with a Facebook-like experience of sharing events, images, files and updates in a corporate context.
One of the useful features in Tibbr Meeting is Subjects. The feature allows users to follow or track conversation threads concerning products, campaigns or assignments based on the subject name they are tagged with.