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Jive Advances Social Collaboration For Modern Mobile Business With The Fall Cloud Release

Jive Redefines Portals and Offers Employees Real-time Communications, Social Tasks, Integration with Gmail and Google Drive and a Social Directory - Available Across All Devices

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today introduced at JiveWorld13 in front of more than 1500 customers from around the world the Jive Fall cloud release, offering a complete solution for companies replacing dusty old portals with a modern mobile version and looking to increase productivity by providing dynamic communication and collaboration solutions -- whether in the office or on the go.

Jive's Social Directory provides a simple way to find experts and source talent inside the company. People can now endorse colleagues' skills -- making it easier than ever to 
find the person with the right expertise. Employees can use these new expertise identification capabilities to find experts quickly. For example, when creating new groups or projects, Jive auto-suggests colleagues that match the needed talents. Additionally, Jive's profiles now offer a 360-degree view of fellow employees, including how they are connected within the org, their most impactful contributions, and trending content and recent activity, plus a gallery view of photos.

Available in early November, the Jive Fall cloud release includes new real-time communications that reach people across devices, a work environment that brings in content from Gmail and Google Drive, a new social task management system and a modernized corporate directory that helps employees find experts and source talent within their company.

"We started using Jive at the beginning of the year and have already seen an incredibly powerful impact on how employees communicate and collaborate with each other," said Lindsay Lamb, marketing operations, Pharos Systems International.  "The innovations coming out of the Fall cloud release — from the integrated messaging to the new social task system — will help us further transform the way we work and drive even greater productivity gains at every level of the company."

Portals Redefined
The primary use cases for modern enterprise portals are finding and connecting with people, sharing and consuming information by the broad employee population and creating meaningful departmental environments.  The Jive Fall cloud release delivers on these needs through a handful of new features.

  • A key activity in most enterprise portals is searching for people. Jive's Social Directory provides a simple way to find experts and source talent inside the company.  People can now endorse colleagues' skills -- making it easier than ever to find the person with the right expertise.  Employees can use these new expertise identification capabilities to find experts quickly. For example, when creating new groups or projects, Jive auto-suggests colleagues that match the needed talents.  Additionally, Jive's profiles now offer a 360-degree view of fellow employees, including how they are connected within the org, their professional experience, their most impactful contributions, and trending content and recent activity, plus a gallery view of photos.
  • With Impact Metrics executives and information workers can view how employees receive their internal blogs and strategy documents, including sentiment analysis, readers, whether targeted departments received a particular message, and who's actions drove the distribution and improved message reach.
  • Jive Fall cloud release offers a flexible and intuitive portal platform that organizations can easily customize, helping individual departments within a company build dynamic, engaging portals in minutes for improved employee enablement and team coordination.

Social Collaboration and Enterprise Social Network

  • With new real-time messaging embedded directly within the Jive platform, employees can initiate 1:1 or group real time conversations that carry through seamlessly for offline users, or they can see who else is viewing the same document and start a virtual hallway conversation right in context.
  • The Social Task System, integrates Producteev directly within the Jive platform.  People can easily create, assign and schedule tasks within Jive, including inside meeting notes, blogs, projects, profiles, spaces and groups. Additionally, people can now create tasks in-line in emails and direct them to the Jive community — providing easy tracking for the sender and checklists for recipients, ultimately reducing lost asks and removing the need for nagging follow-ups. 
  • Similar to the deep integration with Box for file storage, people can now access Google Drive, directly from Jive.  Bi-directionally sync Jive to Drive and comment, mark final or needs action, make decisions and ask questions related to a document stored in Drive, right from the Jive platform. Or, work on files right in Drive while still connected to all the talent and resources of the company. And, get relevant profiles and Jive conversations from within Gmail, including the ability to comment, interact and create new Jive discussions from existing emails.
  • In a world with more and more apps generating activity feeds, customers can bring all streams, including now Facebook and Twitter, into Jive to help people collaborate and get work done without having to login to multiple locations.
  • Jive's Fall cloud release offers more integration capabilities for third-party developers than any other social platform in the enterprise, including the ability to tie in any content system or document management system, build deeply integrated apps and create interactive activity stream objects that drive added collaboration benefits.

Enterprise Social Network Anywhere, Anytime

  • A new Universal App seamlessly brings all of the Jive Fall cloud release features on to iPad and iPhone devices.  Designed with the new iOS7 functionality, people can now create content using a new rich-text editor, take mobile videos and upload them onto their enterprise social network, use new search filters to find content as quickly as possible and view enhanced profile features and make expert recommendations within the social directory directly from their devices.

"We are focused on making Jive the social platform to get real work done -- ensuring collaboration happens in context, bringing in all lines-of-business apps into the collaboration process and building the right level of functionality to help people move conversations into actions," said Oudi Antebi, senior vice president of products at Jive.  "We're transforming the way people communicate and collaborate in a new world where most of us are mobile and use a best-of-breed approach when choosing the apps we use at work."

The Jive Fall cloud release was introduced and demonstrated during the keynote address by Tony Zingale, CEO and chairman of Jive, at the fifth-annual JiveWorld conference, taking place October 23-24 in Las Vegas.  More than 1500 attendees from 25 countries joined 20+ Jive partners and 20 JiveWorld sponsors for this year's conference.  With this year's theme of "Get Real," attendees heard from more than 50 customers, including BMC Software, Hitachi Data Systems, Northwestern University, Thomson Reuters and T-Mobile on the real and proven business value companies can realize when deploying enterprise social networks and customer communities.

About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leader in social business. Our cloud-based collaboration platform connects employees, customers and partners together — helping a company increase productivity by as much as 15%* according to research performed by a top three global business consultancy firm. 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

A new Universal App seamlessly brings all of the Jive Fall cloud release features on to iPad and iPhone devices. Designed with the new iOS7 functionality, people can now create content using a new rich-text editor, take mobile videos and upload them onto their enterprise social network, use new search filters to find content as quickly as possible and view 
enhanced profile features and make expert recommendations within the social directory directly from their devices.

 

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