TIBCO was founded in 1985 and has been at the forefront of developments around information bus technologies since its inception. It prides itself on providing companies with "the two-second advantage" - the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and act on it pre-emptively for a competitive advantage. It claims that more than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, people, and data in real time.
During its life it has made a small number of acquisitions; all of which have strengthened and fleshed out its propositions. A good example of this was its purchase of Staffware in 2004. TIBCO has some 1000 BPM customers, with heavy concentration in the financial, telecommunications and government sectors. Customers include BNP Paribas, Carrefour, LCL, KPN, Société Générale, Swisscom Mobile and Carphone Warehouse.
TIBCO has been positioning itself to deliver an integrated platform for BPM, SOA and other technologies such as CEP to address the growing requirements of Software Applications Infrastructure, whilst delivering the best in class user experience when using its tools and systems.