Social collaboration firms Huddle and Tibco have announced a tie-up that will see each company's flagship products integrated into one another.
Customers who use Tibco's Tibbr product will find Huddle integrated as their default content-sharing and collaboration service. Huddle-based content can be shared from within the Huddle work environment, with the objective of saving workers' time when hunting for files they need to share. The files, however, always remain within Huddle under the same security preferences administrators have defined.
Huddle customers, meanwhile, will see a smaller difference, with a tab for Tibbr located within the Huddle work environment for easy access.
Tibbr users will be able to share Huddle files with each other
Huddle chief executive Alastair Mitchell told V3 Huddle was not looking to enter Tibbr's market space, and instead felt integration would be better for the firms and their customers. "When you're a large client which uses a lot of different apps, you want one which brings them all together, but we were never going to do that because we focus on content specifically," he said.
"As organisations move to the cloud, they want people to be able to communicate more easily and they also want a place to work together to share content. Many of our customers run Tibbr, so we've joined them up in a very tight environment so users get a fantastic experience of both."
Tibco's president of social computing Ram Menon explained that the tie-up would be more than just integration, and would include a closer business relationship to boot. "We will support one another as we rapidly grow to new markets," he said. "Together we are bringing a new wave of value to workplace collaboration by delivering the most seamless all-in-one experience for getting work done."
All Huddle and Tibbr customers will be offered a free trial of whichever service they do not currently subscribe to.
Last month, Huddle released what it called its biggest update so far, adding Microsoft Outlook integration and better image and video viewing.
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