ASSOCIATED NEWSPAPERS LTD SELECTS TIBCO SOFTWARE FOR REAL-TIME INTEGRATION SOLUTION
Associated Newspapers IT Services Arm Powers Internal Systems with TIBCO Software
LONDON UK, 7 January 2001 - Associated Mediabase (AMB), the IT arm of Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL), today announced that it has selected TIBCO Software Inc., (Nasdaq: TIBX), a leading provider of real-time e-business infrastructure software, to integrate the core internal systems for ANL. The TIBCO solution will provide real-time integration for ANL's accounting systems together with advertising sales systems, circulation support systems, production and publishing systems and data warehousing. The real-time nature of the TIBCO solution will heighten ANL customer service levels and allow for more cost effective migration to new applications as they become available.
Part of the world-renowned Daily Mail & General Trust plc, Associated Mediabase is responsible for the development and integration of Associated Newspapers' expansion into electronic information delivery. It has also created the business and production systems used to support titles such as The Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, The Evening Standard and The Metro.
Allan Marshall, Managing Director for Associated Mediabase and Group Technology Director for ANL commented: "TIBCO's approach to integration and the real-time nature of the solution has increased the availability of information within ANL and dramatically improved our ability to react quickly to that information. We have now fully automated the entire process, from booking an ad in telesales, to invoicing and proof layout and then publication." He added: "The TIBCO platform is also a fault tolerant solution which is a must for business critical applications."
"Real-time integration is key for companies wishing to improve their information flow and those wanting to automate cross-application and cross-company business processes and workflow. " added Alun Baker, TIBCO's UK managing director. "Ultimately organisations implementing these solutions are able to react immediately to change therefore maximising business opportunities and dramatically improving customer service," he concluded.
The core of TIBCO's real-time software infrastructure offering is the TIBCO ActiveEnterprise suite, designed for building a complete, end-to-end Internet and enterprise infrastructure that successfully scales to the most demanding business information networks. It provides a real-time e-business integration platform that encompasses data integration and transformation, business process coordination, messaging, enterprise portals and alerting, adapters for legacy, packaged and third party applications, plus enterprise monitoring and management.
About TIBCO Software Inc.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ:TIBX) is a leading provider of real-time e-business infrastructure software. TIBCO's four product lines--TIBCO ActiveEnterprise(r), TIBCO ActiveExchangeTM, TIBCO ActivePortal(tm) and TIBCO Extensibility(tm)--enable businesses to integrate enterprise applications, interact with other businesses in B2B commerce, and efficiently deliver personalized information through enterprise portals. TIBCO's products enable the real-time distribution of information through patented technology called The Information Bus(r), or TIB(r). TIB technology was first used to digitize Wall Street and has since been adopted in diverse industries including telecommunications, electronic commerce, manufacturing and energy. TIBCO's global direct customer base includes more than 700 customers from around the world such as Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Ariba, NEC, Enron, Sun Microsystems, GE Capital, Philips, AT&T, Pirelli and AOL/Netscape. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO can be reached at (650) 846-1000 or on the web at http://www.tibco.com
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About Associated Mediabase
From one of Europe's most consistently successful newspaper groups, Associated Mediabase (AMB) has emerged as a recognised global leader and early adopter of high technology (IT) newspaper production solutions. From its base at Associated Newspaper Ltd's Northcliffe House, in London's Kensington, AMB has masterminded the business and production systems which have underpinned the popular and commercial success of multiple award winning titles such as the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday, the Evening Standard and London Metro.
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