The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced an internal Big Data initiative designed to help define and capture growth opportunities within the company’s digital, retail and stored value businesses. Working with TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX), Western Union will leverage internal Big Data analysis to anticipate consumer trends, and ultimately customize the company’s customer engagement strategies according to an individual’s unique needs. In addition, the company will work with TIBCO to streamline the systems integration process for Western Union’s Global Share stored value platform. “We manage a considerable amount of data—last year alone we completed more than 231 million consumer-to-consumer transactions and 432 million business payments,” said David Thompson, executive vice president, global operations and technology, chief information officer, Western Union. “Big Data analysis of our information will increase Western Union’s productivity and support innovation by capturing the right information, at the right time, so we can act on it in a proactive manner.” Western Union will utilize a number of TIBCO’s solutions for the internal Big Data initiative, including:
- A high-performance event processing platform that facilitates real-time decision making;
- An in-memory data grid enabling immediate sharing and processing of internal Big Data; and
- A scalable middleware platform that helps automate business processes and integrate the company’s retail locations with its online and mobile offerings.
About Western UnionThe Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of March 31, 2013, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 515,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and approximately 100,000 ATMs. In 2012, The Western Union Company completed 231 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $79 billion of principal between consumers, and 432 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com. About TIBCO TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage ® – the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com. WU-G WU-F