The global market-intelligence analysts over at IDC (International Data Corporation) spent the last 18 months reassessing the fast-changing Enterprise Social Networking market. They used their IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model to compare and evaluate the offerings and prospects of 13 prominent ESN vendors, including the likes of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce.com, SAP, Sitrion, and others.
In late November of this year, IDC released their findings in the new “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Networks 2014 Vendor Analysis” report. And when all the number-crunching was said and done, IDC had placed TIBCO’s tibbr social networking platform in the “Leaders” category.
IDC puts tibbr in ESN “Leaders” category.
The IDC MarketScape vendor analysis methodology looks at ESN vendors relative to one another, as well as other factors that IDC expects will lead to success over both the short- and long-term. To that end, IDC stressed the increasing need to weave social throughout the entire business—or, as Vanessa Thompson, their research director of Enterprise Social Networks and Collaborative Technologies, put it:
“The ESN market has changed… from focusing on standalone solutions to a situation where social workflow is becoming embedded across enterprise systems, as well as productivity applications.”
Social workflow is an area where TIBCO’s long history of, and experience with, integrating third-party business applications undoubtedly helped tibbr score points. As an open platform, tibbr has forged numerous partnerships with top-tier business applications and services such as Box, Dropbox, SharePoint, Google Drive, Huddle, WebEx, NetSuite, and many others, so that tibbr users can get work done in other apps without ever having to leave tibbr.
“Strategic partnerships will become critical as ESN platforms become more deeply embedded inside business processes,” Thompson wrote, adding, “For standalone solution providers, strategic partnerships like that of tibbr and NetSuite, where tibbr’s functionality is surfaced within the NetSuite interface, will become a good alternative to embedded solutions.”
To learn all the reasons why IDC put tibbr in the the “Leaders” category, read the full report here: “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Social Networks 2014 Vendor Analysis.” Or jump right in and experience one of IDC’s Leaders in Enterprise Social Networking with your very own free trial of tibbr now »