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Product Quick Facts

Industry Specialties
All Industries
Works Best For
Enterprise Businesses, Mid Sized Businesses

About Jive Software

Founded in 2001, Jive is a software company headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. In December of 2011, the company went public on the NASDAQ with an IPO that raised over $160 million. Their current CEO, Tony Zingale, was ranked #35 on BusinessInsider’s “Silicon Valley 100” list in 2012. Currently, the company creates software solutions for businesses, and primarily focuses on social business software and apps. Jive platforms are utilized by companies around the world including Cisco, HP, Thomson Reuters, GE, Alcatel-Lucent, T-Mobile, and Nike.

Jive’s social business software focuses on aspects of communication and collaboration between employees. The platform features an intuitive dashboard for employees where communications can be shared across the company. It also offers a feature where users can see who has viewed their posts, allowing for real-time analysis of how effective the communication is. In addition, different departments within an organization can have a portal for their own communication, enabling more focused collaboration between teams. The dashboard also provides a user with access to their Jive Inbox, a single location to view all updates from their integrated apps and sites. Users can view email, documents, posts, feeds, and more from one location. Through the social platform, Jive connects communication with tasks and documents so that projects can be worked on more collaboratively. Through the platform, users can integrate Outlook, Office, SharePoint, Salesforce, Box, Evernote, and email apps to their projects. Jive also offers add-ons that can be utilized with the platform that includes modules for gamification, business analytics, sales presentation, task management,  and video streaming. They offer flexible plans that are suited for smaller businesses and enterprises alike. Many of the features of Jive are mobile compatible through their mobile app, so that employees can continue to communicate and collaborate with their team while on the move. And with an open API, developers can integrate current systems and program the capabilities their organization requires.

Thomson Reuters, one of the world’s leading media and information companies, needed a platform to connect its 70,000+ employees who were spread across 111 countries. After searching the market for solutions, Thomson Reuters turned to Jive for their new employee collaboration platform. After implementation, all of their team communications are now on Jive, allowing employees to utilize the platform for document, blog, and complete communication sharing. Thomson Reuters has seen an increase in collaboration across their organization, and relies on the platform to continue to enhance how employees interact with each other.

Check out our review of Jive’s cloud-delivered social collaboration tool, JiveX

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