Jive Software
Apr 23, 2013
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Jive Takes Busyness Out of Business With Latest Spring Cloud Release

Productivity Gets a Big Boost in Sales, Marketing and Corporate Alignment

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE) unveiled its most innovative technology to date in the Spring cloud release, available this week.

With this release, organizations can create virtual work spaces within Jive, called Purposeful Places, that deeply integrate with salesforce.com and Box to help sales teams close deals faster and marketing departments build more effective campaigns. In addition, businesses can now take advantage of new capabilities called Structured Outcomes that drive conversations and collaboration around specific business goals and actions at speeds not possible in traditional email and other social systems.

"Let's face it — work is simply not working for most people and businesses today," said Tony Zingale, chairman and CEO of Jive Software. "It's time we re-imagine productivity and break out of old systems like email that bog us down. With these new capabilities, including bi-directional integration with Box, salesforce.com and Chatter, Jive is now THE collaboration and communication hub in the enterprise cloud."

Already proven to increase productivity by up to 15 percent and topline revenue by up to 4 percent*, the Jive Spring cloud release focuses on taking social collaboration to the next level through several new technology innovations, including:

Purposeful Places: Transforms generic collaboration into purpose-driven collaboration

Purposeful Places brings together people, content, and information in intelligent collaboration areas optimized around specific business activities to produce tangible outcomes. The creation and sharing of Purposeful Places allows people to create workflows that are specific to their needs and align to best practices, but are available in a modern social business platform that breaks the reliance on old-school email and traditional corporate intranets.

Specific Purposeful Places designed around key sales and marketing activities include:

Purposeful Places also offers key integration points for external content that drives even deeper value including:

To further extend the value of Jive's Purposeful Places, a library of 25+ pre-built templates for sales, marketing, customer care and IT-related can be customized by anyone and shared within the company and to external partners.

Structured Outcomes: Turns conversations into action

With Structured Outcomes, Jive takes everyday workplace conversations and converts them into actionable activities that drive rapid business results. Structured Outcomes makes it easy to move from discussion to execution, so people can collaborate while reducing repetitive meetings and endless emails threads.

With Structured Outcomes: 

Integration Across Enterprise Ecosystem: Helps teams work seamlessly social

Jive is extending its reach to integrate with an even broader enterprise ecosystem with out-of-the-box connections, including new offerings with Box and salesforce.com.

"In just a few short months, Jive has made a big impact on our business, with Health Fitness seeing a huge lift in employees communicating with each other, making connections, asking questions and exchanging ideas," said Andrea Bredow, community manager, internal and external social media, Health Fitness.  "We are looking forward to putting Jive's Spring cloud release to work across our company to drive even deeper collaboration, and really change the way work gets done across our company."

Jive Spring cloud release is available now for purchase and use across all Jive data centers in Phoenix, Arizona and in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All existing Jive cloud customers will have immediate access to features.  For more information, please visit www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog here.

For an asset to accompany this release click here:  http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/18169/file/19230.pdf

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.

* Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012

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         Jive Software

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