PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE), and Box today announced that Jive's leading social business platform and Box's best-in-class content sharing platform are now fully integrated and available in the cloud. This powerful combination of business tools gives anyone the ability to use Box and Jive together seamlessly to increase productivity, collaborate more broadly and get work done in better ways.
As an integrated solution, Jive and Box allow people to work within both platforms simultaneously. People working within Jive for social business collaboration can easily access any content stored in Box, as well as quickly upload and synch comments. Similarly, those working within the Box experience can view and access any information from the Jive platform. The entire integration happens within the cloud, seamlessly and in real time.
"Box and Jive represent the new way people are working. Employees and employers want and expect best-of-breed tools that allow them to instantly collaborate in any system and multiple systems at the same time — versus being locked and slowed down by working in one closed business app at a time," said Tony Zingale, chairman and CEO of Jive. "Together, Jive and Box are offering the new way to work, leaving silos and older systems behind to empower creativity, productivity and real business value."
"Content sits at the center of every business," said Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box. "When information is instantly accessible across all of your devices and connected to today's best-of-breed applications, work is inherently more social, collaborative and productive. Box and Jive remove the barriers to business collaboration and represent the next generation of enterprise software innovation."
The new tightly integrated Jive and Box experience allows customers to:
Collaborate on Box documents directly within Jive, with comments synced across both platforms
Upload content to Box directly from Jive
Access content from mobile phones and tablets
Collaborate on documents directly within Microsoft Outlook and Office
The new integration features between Jive and Box are available as part of the Jive Spring Cloud release. More information about this announcement can be found here. http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/04/23/540617/10029424/en/Jive-Takes-Busyness-Out-of-Business-With-Latest-Spring-Cloud-Release.html
About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leader in social business. Our cloud-based platform connects employees, customers and partners and is a proven system, focused on value use cases, that, according to research performed by a top three global business consultancy firm, increases productivity within companies by up to 15%*. By combining the power of cloud, mobile, big data and proprietary collaboration technologies, Jive is transforming the way work gets done and unleashing productivity, creativity and innovation for millions of people in many of the world's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's next-generation social business platform, please visit Try Jive.
For more information, please visit www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog here.
* Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012
Founded in 2005, Box provides a secure content sharing platform that both users and IT love and adopt. Content on Box can be shared internally and externally, accessed through iPad, iPhone, Android and Windows Phone applications, among others, as well as extended to partner applications such as Google Apps, NetSuite and Salesforce. Headquartered in Los Altos, CA, Box is a privately held company and is backed by venture capital firms Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Emergence Capital Partners, General Atlantic, Meritech Capital Partners, NEA, Scale
Venture Partners, and U.S. Venture Partners, and strategic investors salesforce.com and SAP. To learn more about Box, visit www.box.com.
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