Jive Overview

Jive is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Enterprise Intranet tools. It is most often compared to Microsoft Teams: Jive vs Microsoft Teams

What is Jive?

The workplace has changed. It has become more mobile, and has become a place where communication and collaboration across all spheres of the business is key to success. This is where Jive comes in with its cutting-edge mobile portal, its enterprise social network, and its integrative platform that is compatible with current infrastructure and modern cloud applications.

As a portal, Jive brings colleagues, content, and current news straight to your desktop or mobile device at the touch of your fingertips. The enterprise social software aspect of Jive connects business colleagues as never-before across geographical locations and throughout the organizational structure. The Jive platform is completely flexible and integrative, and will seamlessly integrate with current systems such as SharePoint and CRM tools, as well as cloud apps like Google Drive and Okta

Jive is also known as Clearspace, Jive SBS, Jive Engage, Jive-x, Jive-n.

Jive Customers

Eloqua, Hitachi Data Systems,T-Mobile, UBM, Thomson-Reuters, Groupon, Nike, Cisco, and others.

Jive Video

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Internal Collaboration Lead at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
The most valuable feature is two-way communication between executives and employees.

What other advice do I have?

Start off with one or two real use cases and grow from there.
Managing partner at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
The solution offers multiple communication types. It provides a way to integrate new affiliates into your organization.

What other advice do I have?

Most intranet platforms use a horizontal+vertical menu approach. Jive-n uses horizontal+horizontal menus. Some people really like that. Request a Jive-n trial from Jivesoftware.com and show interfaces to decision makers or power sponsors. Even if it is empty, it doesn’t look like it is empty. This way you can achieve a quick “go/not go” understanding.
ITCS user
Founder/CEO at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Offers a curated experience of social based content for enterprises.
I have used Jive-n, both as a customer and as a consultant in other companies. I have used the Jive-n instances for over the last eight years, across their on-premise, hosted, and cloud offerings. Jive-n offers the best curated experience of the social-based content for enterprises. Companies that leverage Jive-n as their internal intranet, portal or community will improve their communication, their culture, and rely less heavily on emails as the system of participation. While there is always room for improvement, Jive Cloud does an excellent job at improving the features, UX, and extensibility. Jive-n can improve their integration, plugins and democratize their configuration abilities. They are actively taking steps in that direction. While Jive-n offers three levels…
Senior Associate Social CRM at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
The way permissions are handled for different spaces/areas is valuable. Integration of third-party tools should be easier.

What other advice do I have?

Analyze what is really required for your business and install only those components. If your business doesn’t need many modifications to the OOTB product, going for the cloud solution would be a good option.
Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at SnapLogic
Real User
Works well to collaborate with creating documents or media for a specific goal.

Valuable Features:

The platform works well to collaborate with creating documents or media for a specific goal.

Improvements to My Organization:

It was more fun to create a community in Jive than to use shared spreadsheets in Dropbox or Google docs.

Room for Improvement:

Create a better way of adding users in bulk by email address.
ITCS user
Managing Director Business Change and Quality Assurance at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Used by our agile teams instead of email to track impediments.

What other advice do I have?

Make sure you have executive sponsorship and they will participate. Have a strong community leader to drive up adoption. Start small with specific use cases and ways of measuring success and grow from there.
ITCS user
Webmaster with 1,001-5,000 employees
From intra-mess to social collaboration

What other advice do I have?

In the beginning the big bang approach brought some problems for the NON-"Facebook" users, finding it very difficult to understand the concept of linking, sharing, following. I would not go for a big bang and rather guide users via a slow pilot approach. The big issue for us was the cultural shift from static to social. It needs a dedicated team of Community managers and the clear support from Management.
ITCS user
Business Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Introducing Jive Collaboration Tool
Our team uses a tool called Jive Software for our collaboration needs. We use it to get work done and we also use it to connect with our customers. I recently spoke at the Milwaukee CIO conference and highlighted how we’ve been successful using the tool. Five benefits of Jive: Easy to use: there are so many tools that have great functionality but you need a PhD just to work it. Jive is incredibly simple and easy for anyone to pick up No hassle cloud hosting: you have the option of having Jive host your site, meaning they handle all server, maintenance, and databases Private communities: you can add security onto a community so that only the right people see key information Seamless document version control: we spend a lot of time in Microsoft Office and passing…
Developer with 51-200 employees
Jive vs Sharepoint vs Drupal Commons
At Mediacurrent we often get requests to compare Drupal to other platforms used for intranet sites and social business platforms (like https://dev.twitter.com/ for example). This is often referred to as “Social Business Software”, which has grown in popularity in recent years. I decided to do a round-up of a couple of the more well known platforms and compare their products to Drupal. In this roundup we will be comparing Jive, Sharepoint and Drupal Commons. Drupal Commons is a popular distribution created by Acquia to compete with some of these other proprietary platforms. There are many other options out there, commercial and otherwise, to compare with Drupal but I want to focus on Jive and Sharepoint for a couple of reasons. I chose Jive because it is one of the leading competitors in…
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