South African Health Care Insurance Provider Wins by Supporting Customers and Partners With Industry-Leading TIBCO BPM

PALO ALTO, CA - TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), congratulates PruHealth, on winning the 2008 Gold Award in the Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow for the MEA (Middle East and Africa) region. PruHealth applied BPM software to improve the process for managing appointments with partners, tracking usage, and preparing corporate invoices in addition to automating the process for receiving, validating, reconciling, and routing electronic claims for assessment.

"This award illustrates the global value we are delivering to our customers and other stakeholders," said Paulo Dos Santos of PruHealth in accepting the award. "We've been able to drive tangible, ongoing business value from our operations, and leverage our SOA architecture to establish BPM as an enterprise program."

The award judges focused on implementations that supported business processes extending beyond corporate boundaries to assist customers, suppliers and trading partners.
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"PruHealth's leadership with TIBCO infrastructure software has clearly improved and optimized its business operations. This award underscores that success," said Ram Menon, executive vice president, worldwide marketing for TIBCO. "PruHealth's award closely follows TIBCO's naming in the Leaders quadrant in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Process Management Suites, which I believe again demonstrates TIBCO's results-focused approach to providing multiregional BPM solutions. In tough economic times it's great to be recognized and see TIBCO's approach paying dividends for our customers in a variety of industries worldwide."

The 2008 Gold Award in Global Awards for Excellence in BPM & Workflow Program awards are sponsored by BPM Focus in association with the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC), and are given to companies who demonstrate excellence in BPM and workflow.

About PruHealth

PruHealth was launched in October 2004 and is a joint venture between UK-based Prudential and Discovery, the South African health insurance leader. Its model is based on a successful concept launched in South Africa and the US.

PruHealth is more than just health insurance -- PruHealth believes that people who look after their health should pay less for their insurance. The unique Vitality programme encourages customers to look after their health and be rewarded for their efforts. Customers participate in every day healthy activities to earn Vitality points which in turn convert to a Vitality Status. The more points, the higher the status and the greater the rewards. Learn more at www.pruhealth.co.uk

About TIBCO

TIBCO's technology digitized Wall Street in the '80s with 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.

TIBCO, and TIBCO Software are trademarks or registered trademarks of TIBCO Software Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other product and company names and marks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners and are mentioned for identification purposes only.

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Rated as the #1 Most Influential Thought Leader in Business Process Management (BPM) by independent research, Nathaniel Palmer is recognized as one of the early originators of BPM, and has led the design for some of the industry’s largest-scale and most complex projects involving investments of $200 Million or more. Today he is the Editor-in-Chief of BPM.com, as well as the Executive Director of the Workflow Management Coalition, as well as VP and CTO of BPM, Inc. Previously he had been the BPM Practice Director of SRA International, and prior to that Director, Business Consulting for Perot Systems Corp, as well as spent over a decade with Delphi Group serving as VP and CTO. He frequently tops the lists of the most recognized names in his field, and was the first individual named as Laureate in Workflow. Nathaniel has authored or co-authored a dozen books on process innovation and business transformation, including “Intelligent BPM” (2013), “How Knowledge Workers Get Things Done” (2012), “Social BPM” (2011), “Mastering the Unpredictable” (2008) which reached #2 on the Amazon.com Best Seller’s List, “Excellence in Practice” (2007), “Encyclopedia of Database Systems” (2007) and “The X-Economy” (2001). He has been featured in numerous media ranging from Fortune to The New York Times to National Public Radio. Nathaniel holds a DISCO Secret Clearance as well as a Position of Trust with in the U.S. federal government.

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