Blog Posts Process Management

TIBCO’s tibbr New External Communities Empower Greater Collaboration With Partners, Customers, and More—For Free

Blog: The Tibco Blog

Here’s a question I’ve been getting more and more recently:

What’s the best way to build rich collaboration with our internal employees and members, and also securely and simply include external parties (customers, prospects, partners, vendors, consultants, etc) when necessary? And inexpensively too, please.

Fortunately, answering that is just as easy as setting up the solution in tibbr—and doesn’t cost anything for tibbr customers. If you use tibbr hosted in the cloud as your collaboration platform for internal collaboration, your organization is eligible to have as many external communities as you’d like, and as many users on each external community, too!  

You want to have a private partner community that includes all your partners so you can communicate with all of them in one place. That’s easy! A specific external tibbr instance for all of your tier 1 suppliers? Yes, that too. What about an external tibbr instance for all of the attendees at your user conference or trade show attendees? Yes, no problem there either. All of these and many more scenarios are easy to setup when you have tibbr as your hosted collaboration platform.

What are your options for setting up the communities?

Under the hood is a sophisticated external community engine with many options for the varied scenarios unique to your organization’s needs. tibbr realizes you want to be able to have self-service with these external communities, so tibbr supports standard communities and user communities:

How does it work?

Your tibbr administrators decide who should have the ability to create external communities. Those users can then create their community with just a couple clicks. Inviting users (from any email domain) is just a few more clicks. The external users in your external community do not have access to your private internal tibbr—only to the external communities they’ve been invited to. Your internal employees that are in multiple communities have the ability to see and access the posts, notifications, etc., across all their communities, all in one simple GUI. Your internal employees can even share messages on the external community back to the internal tibbr instance, to point out specific opportunities or questions that deserve attention. Here’s what set up looks like: 



Take action

tibbr provides the tools that enable you to take action and harness the collaborative power of your organization. With tibbr’s external community features, that now extends to the organizations you work closely with. If you’d like to take action in getting your team collaborating—both internally and externally—please contact tibbr at

Leave a Comment

Get the BPI Web Feed

Using the HTML code below, you can display this Business Process Incubator page content with the current filter and sorting inside your web site for FREE.

Copy/Paste this code in your website html code:

<iframe src="" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" width="100%" height="700">

Customizing your BPI Web Feed

You can click on the Get the BPI Web Feed link on any of our page to create the best possible feed for your site. Here are a few tips to customize your BPI Web Feed.

Customizing the Content Filter
On any page, you can add filter criteria using the MORE FILTERS interface:

Customizing the Content Filter

Customizing the Content Sorting
Clicking on the sorting options will also change the way your BPI Web Feed will be ordered on your site:

Get the BPI Web Feed

Some integration examples