TIBCO’s lack of integration

I don’t like to dwell on a vendor’s hardships, but I have to shake my head over an update on the ongoing lawsuits by TIBCO’s shareholders against the company in eWeek‘s current edition. The key issue is apparently that as of the end of last year, TIBCO hadn’t yet integrated Staffware’s “leadership, operations or sales force”, which has resulted in stagnating European sales.

Considering that the former Staffware CTO has gone off and started his own company based on a competitor‘s BPM software, I already assumed that there have been a few glitches along the way, but even an EVP at TIBCO admits that the problems are, in part, cultural due to the whole U.S.-U.K. thing. Another case of an organization assuming that the cultures are similar because they all speak the same language?

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