Leading Australian Electricity Network Operator Chooses tibbr for Collaboration
Powering 1.6 Million Homes and Businesses, Ausgrid Deploys tibbr to Facilitate Internal Communication and Productivity
Palo Alto, Calif., August 17, 2012 - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) announced today that its enterprise social platform, tibbr®, has been selected by leading Australian electricity network operator Ausgrid to enhance collaboration across its entire organization. With one of the largest electricity networks in Australia to maintain and enhance, Ausgrid chose tibbr to help individuals and groups within the company communicate more effectively with one another. Out-of-the-box integration with business applications already in use at Ausgrid such as Microsoft SharePoint® and cutting edge hybrid HTML5/native mobile applications were some of the key reasons why the platform was chosen.
tibbr will integrate with Ausgrid's SharePoint-based intranet, serving as the platform for staff to discuss ideas, post news, share updates, connect with colleagues, ask questions and easily share links, files and other important data.
Ausgrid is also planning many uses of the tibbr platform that align with their strategic objectives for the workplace, such as improving safety performance and safety culture. One such example is Ausgrid’s plan for its field engineers to access tibbr using smart mobile devices to make instant updates on tasks like the progress of jobs, sending pictures of equipment in need of repair and/or safety management around incidents and hazards. The geo-tag feature of tibbr eliminates the potential for manual error in each of these instances by automatically recording the physical location of where the update occurred.
"Ausgrid understands that the power of tibbr goes well beyond hosting an internal discussion board," said Ram Menon, president social computing, TIBCO. "tibbr takes work from the traditional, inefficient systems we’re accustomed to, like email, the phone, and in-person meetings, and creates a single portal for all applications, people and data that accelerates work-related processes."
Ausgrid, previously known as EnergyAustralia controls a distribution network that covers 22,275 square kilometres from Waterfall in Sydney’s south to Auburn in western Sydney and the upper Hunter Valley in the north. Ausgrid supplies electricity to more than 1.6 million customers in Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter Region in New South Wales (NSW). Its electricity network powers large and small businesses, as well as major industry including mining, shipping, tourism, manufacturing and agriculture.
Up until 1 March 2011, the organisation was also a retailer of electricity and gas to more than 1.54 million homes and businesses in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), Victoria (VIC) and Queensland (Qld)
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