Pari Mutuel Urbain Bets on TIBCO Integration and Messaging Software for Real-Time Information Exchange
Successful Technology Implementation Delivers Up-to-the-Minute Access to Race Conditions, Track Courses and Runner Information for Improved Marketing and Customer Services
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) today announced that Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU), responsible for designing, processing, promoting and marketing off-track racehorse betting operations, has successfully deployed TIBCO's integration and messaging software to scale and manage event-driven distribution of information across its multiple sales points (or betting shops) as part of its exchange platform project.
Leveraging TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks™, TIBCO Enterprise Message Service™ and TIBCO Substation ES™, PMU's new exchange platform ensures the consistent, reliable, seamless delivery of information on race conditions, track courses, runners and non-runners between the PMU website, Equidia television, the racetracks, and its business-to-business partners. This updated environment will integrate TIBCO technology with PMU's existing central information system that is based on IBM mainframes, and third party "user" applications and partner systems. Additionally, the new exchange platform replaces legacy heterogeneous communication mechanisms for operations in real-time.
Christophe Leray, PMU's Chief Information Officer, said, "Access to real-time information considerably improves the quality of services offered to our customer base. Deploying TIBCO's software has optimized our technology environment, while improving and reducing overall IT maintenance costs."
The decision to implement TIBCO software was made after an intense review and proof of concept proposal involving multiple software vendors. At the end of the selection process, PMU concluded that TIBCO offered the most comprehensive software solutions that met all of its technology requirements.
"TIBCO successfully delivered on the bet made by PMU, implementing on schedule in partnership with Capgemini," said Fabio Pulidori, senior vice president, EMEA Field Operations, TIBCO. "Beginning Summer 2008, PMU has benefitted from an open, scalable enterprise architecture that provides a standardized interface and reliable information exchange."
In 2008, PMU recorded an 11th consecutive year of growth with a turnover of EUR 9.262 billion, an increase of 4.8%. PMU is the leading horseracing betting company in Europe with 6.5 million customers. The development of PMU's activity is of benefit to the French equestrian industry, which is an important socio-economic player, currently directly employing 69,000 people (up by 3% in one year). PMU, which puts its entire net profit back into racing companies, finances up to 80% of the industry. To find out more, visit: www.pmu.fr.
TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with its event-driven "Information Bus" software, which helped make real-time business a strategic differentiator in the '90s. Today, TIBCO's infrastructure software gives customers the ability to constantly innovate by connecting applications and data in a service-oriented architecture, streamlining activities through business process management, and giving people the information and intelligence tools they need to make faster and smarter decisions, what we call The Power of Now®. TIBCO serves more than 3,000 customers around the world with offices in more than 20 countries and an ecosystem of over 200 partners. Learn more at www.tibco.com.
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