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Vendor
Internal Collaboration Lead at a hospitality company with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Two-way communication between executives and employees.

How has it helped my organization?

We recently rebranded our organization and used this tool as our primary channel. The solution allows us to check whether our corporate strategy is landing very quickly. If forces us to change things that aren’t working.

What needs improvement?

The mobile app could be better. The ability to remove functions would be awesome as there are sometimes too many choices for users.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We were using SharePoint. Users don’t want a day's training to be able to read a blog.

What other advice do I have?

Start off with one or two real use cases and grow from there.
Consultant
Managing partner at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Apr 24 2017

What is most valuable?

* In comparison to other platforms, Jive-n provides the fastest way to integrate new affiliates into your organization. You can build a new "place" for a new affiliate in… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We implement Jive-n for customers. The main value is silo breaking.

What needs improvement?

The Jive-n concept of a digital workplace is backend integration. Users see one Jive-n interface and Jive-n makes calls to other systems. This means that Jive-n needs a… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a fair price, but first talk to a Jive representative. All the landscapes under Jive-n (databases, OS, etc.) are open source. You don’t have to pay for them.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am not aware of any previous solutions.

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… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

One of our customers compared Jive-n to IBM Connections and Yammer. IBMC is too complex and hard to adopt for users. Yammer was too simple as they needed more functions.
Vendor
Founder/CEO at a computer software company with 51-200 employees
Mar 30 2017

What do you think of Jive?

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…
Consultant
Senior Associate Social CRM at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 29 2016

What is most valuable?

I would say the most valuable feature is the way permissions are handled for different spaces/areas.

How has it helped my organization?

Various business groups were able to collaborate effectively using this tool.

What needs improvement?

* UI design * Easier integration of third-party tools

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this product, we also evaluated IBM Connections.
PatrickCiPaaS
Real User
Senior Technical Product Marketing Manager at SnapLogic
Jul 05 2016

What do you think of Jive?

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.
Vendor
Managing Director Business Change and Quality Assurance at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Jun 20 2016

What is most valuable?

Discovery, meaning that the more it's used, the more you find someone else has solved an issue you have, or has the same interest. This helps to reduce lifecycle times… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It's used by our agile teams instead of email to track impediments. It's easy to onboard new associates to a group or a technology program, and it helps facilitate… more »

What needs improvement?

Stream activity could be better organized. Activities or content you are following will either be emailed to you or you follow in a stream. This is the largest issue to… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Ensure the licensing fits the sponsorship model needed. Pricing will come after that. Like all negotiations, make sure you have the right person negotiating. Vendors… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We decided to use Jive Software approximately five to seven years ago. We compared SharePoint and IBM Connections with Jive. Jive came out on top for feature, price, and… more »

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… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The company I worked with completed their evaluation a very long time ago. Looking at the market place now I would recommend evaluation of Jive, SharePoint O365. Make sure… more »
Vendor
Webmaster with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 31 2014

What is most valuable?

Blogging, sharing, search, mobile use Full integration of MS Office and Outlook

How has it helped my organization?

Colleagues are more informed, easier to find content, silo breaking

What needs improvement?

A visual navigator would be very useful as many colleagues have an issue to find their way and connect the dots

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Being a public Administration with over 50 units it has always been very difficult to know what other units were doing, even if some of them worked on similar issues. Files were saved on ShareDrives… more »

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… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Blue Kiwi, Hubble,...
Vendor
Business Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 03 2013

What do you think of Jive?

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…
Vendor
Developer with 51-200 employees
Aug 23 2013

What do you think of Jive?

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…

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

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.