1/13/2004 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), a leading enabler of real-time business and the world’s largest independent business integration software company, as demonstrated by market share and analyst reports, announced that Smart & Final has selected TIBCO’s business integration software to integrate a supply-chain system and pricing system that help maximize business agility. Smart & Final, a leading grocery wholesaler, has been a pioneer of innovative business processes in the grocery industry for more than 130 years.
"It’s hard to overestimate the importance of the TIBCO project to Smart & Final,” said Bob Byles, vice president of information services at Smart & Final. “Using our old architecture, the cost of integrating new applications cancelled out the gains—but TIBCO makes it possible for us to quickly and cost-effectively implement applications that allow us to evolve our business processes and grow the company.”
TIBCO enables a loosely coupled architecture that makes adding or replacing applications a simple, straightforward process, giving Smart & Final the flexibility to implement applications that can improve the company’s bottom line. End-to-end supply-chain integration provides employees with the tools they need to negotiate successfully with vendors and understand promotional opportunities, while Smart & Final’s new electronic price tag system allows the company to rapidly adjust to changing market conditions.
“TIBCO’s leadership in integration is demonstrated by the timely way that Smart & Final is now able to respond to the market,” said Ram Menon, chief strategist, TIBCO Software Inc. “TIBCO’s software allows Smart & Final to more easily and less expensively integrate systems that help the company increase its profit margin by competing more effectively.”
About TIBCO Software Inc.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is the leading independent business integration software company in the world, demonstrated by market share and analyst reports. In addition, TIBCO is a leading enabler of Real-Time Business, helping companies become more cost-effective, more agile and more efficient. TIBCO has delivered the value of Real-Time Business, what TIBCO calls The Power of Now®, to over 2,000 customers around the world and in a wide variety of industries. For more information on TIBCO's proven business integration, business optimization, and enterprise backbone solutions, TIBCO can be reached at +1 650-846-1000 or on the Web at www.tibco.com. TIBCO is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
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