TIBCO Software, Inc. offers middleware and infrastructure software. It provides consulting, educational, support, customer care, training and maintenance services. The company also provides services to the energy, finance, healthcare, government, manufacturing, retail, telecommunications, transportation and logistics industries. It divides its products into three groups: service-oriented architecture, business optimization and business process management. The company was founded by Vivek Y. Ranadivé in January 1997 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.