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PHILADELPHIA - September 14, 1999 -- TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX), a leading provider of real-time infrastructure software for the Internet and enterprise, today announced that TIBCO’s TIB®/ActiveEnterprise® software platform is part of the underlying technology SAP AG is using to build its Marketplace. The announcement was made today at SAPPHIRE’99 Philadelphia, the annual SAP customer conference. provides an open collaborative business environment of personalised solutions on demand. This enables companies of all sizes and industries to fully engage their employees, customers and partners to capitalise upon the new Internet economy.

TIBCO’s 'plumbing' software is being used to link together the Marketplace, which leverages more than 20,000 SAP installations, more than 10 million users including the partner ecosystem. TIBCO also provides the software infrastructure platform for leading consumer portal sites such as Yahoo!, AOL/Netscape’s Netcenter, AltaVista and Lycos that integrate millions of items of news and financial information in real-time and distributes this information over the Internet.

TIBCO’s infrastructure software connects applications and partners in dynamic business environments, allowing real-time e-commerce. SAP has seamlessly linked this software with to provide users with highly personalised external and internal information services, e-business capabilities, site security and real-time content delivery. TIBCO’s infrastructure software will scale to handle millions of users as the installed base grows.

"TIBCO is providing a critical component of the Marketplace, as our software allows information to flow over the network in real-time," said Vivek Ranadivé, Chairman and CEO of TIBCO Software. "For, TIBCO’s software links information from IBM, Microsoft, Motorola, AT&T and others, helping SAP create the world’s most ambitious global business portal."

"The future of Internet e-commerce is based on connecting buyers and sellers of information, goods and services, and requires a strong infrastructure to tie it all together in real-time," said Heinz Ulrich Roggenkemper, executive vice president at SAP Labs, Inc. "SAP is pleased to work with companies such as TIBCO to build the underlying infrastructure of Marketplace."

About TIB/ActiveEnterprise and TIBCO’s Portal Solutions
The core of TIBCO’s real-time software infrastructure offering is the TIB/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 infrastructure software for the Internet and enterprise. Recently ranked by IDC as the number one provider in the Businessware category, TIBCO's products and services enable computer applications and platforms to communicate efficiently across networks, including the Internet.

The TIB/ActiveEnterprise product suite facilitates the distribution of information and integration of business processes by connecting applications to a network through patented technology called The Information Bus® or TIB®.

TIB technology was first used to "digitise" Wall Street in the 1980s and has since been adopted in diverse industries, including manufacturing, energy, telecommunications, and electronic commerce. TIBCO Software's global client base includes Cisco Systems, Yahoo!, Sun Microsystems, NEC, 3Com, Bechtel, SAP, Philips, PageNet, and Netscape. Headquartered in Palo Alto, California, TIBCO Software can be reached at (650) 846-1000 or on the Web at

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