Business infrastructure provider TIBCO Software Inc. announced Wednesday it had contracted with several energy companies — including Reliant Energy Services, Altra Energy Technologies Inc. and El Paso Corp. — to automate their back-office systems. The Palo Alto, CA-based company has four product lines now being used by more than 800 global customers that integrate enterprise applications, provide B2B commerce and deliver personalized enterprise portals.

TIBCO will automate Reliant’s energy sales and purchase process by linking the energy company’s online trading software applications to its internal enterprise systems. The move will allow real-time information to flow from the trading floor directly to its back-office settlement systems.

Altra selected TIBCO to provide systems integration capabilities for customers that use the Altra E-Business Solutions software suite. El Paso chose the software provider to automate its energy delivery and procurement process. Energy companies that have already adopted TIBCO systems include Enron Corp., Dynegy Corp., Coral Energy, Duke Energy, Mirant, Marathon, Texaco, TXU Energy, Equiva and Williams.

The company added 111 new direct customers during the first quarter of 2001, including Enron, Chevron and Phillips. It has partnerships with Accenture, Arthur Andersen, Deloittte Consulting, KPMG, MetaSolv, Kabira, Valicert and Yahoo!

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