Jive Launches Industry's Most Innovative Social Business Platform

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at The New Way Tour, Jive Software unveiled Jive 5, the most advanced and powerful Social Business platform in the industry. With this launch, Jive sets a new standard of Social Business excellence, further extending its market leadership.

Jive 5 helps organizations harness the power of their most powerful asset, the social network. Businesses are driven by ideas, conversations, expertise, knowledge and connections created in the networks of their employees, customers and partners. Jive 5 captures this knowledge into a collaborative, social platform that transforms the way people work. With this new release, Jive is driving the new way to business by:

  1. Delivering the right information to the right person at the right time with Jive What Matters;
  2. Introducing a revolutionary new way to bring innovation to the enterprise with the Jive Apps Market; and
  3. Bringing a complete social experience to the Microsoft desktop.

"Jive 5 is the result of real experience achieved from the largest, longest-running Social Business implementations in the industry," said Patrick Lin, Jive Senior Vice President of Product Management. "We built the leading social platform, pursing an aggressive vision that defines a completely new way of doing business. The new way is ultimately about connections, and it starts with one idea - that the social network is the business. Companies who embrace it will cement their leadership and competitive advantage, while setting the standard for the social enterprise."

Jive What Matters: Delivers the Right Information to the Right Person at the Right Time

Jive What Matters functions as a centralized social hub to all the information generated by a company's social network -- employees, systems, partners, customers and the broader social web. It provides all the information companies need to get work done, bringing it to the right person at the right time.

Jive What Matters includes a powerful recommendation engine that has been further enhanced with 'big data' and scientific expertise in semantic analysis and machine learning technology brought by Jive's recent acquisition of Proximal Labs. It provides predictive intelligence, helping businesses prepare for the future, find hidden talent and expertise, and even discover ideas that can fuel growth.

Jive Apps Market: Brings Innovation Back to the Enterprise

Following the revolution in the social consumer space, employees have started to bring into the enterprise a new generation of easy to use, yet powerful cloud applications, often without the sanction of IT. The Jive Apps Market, which can be accessed directly from the Jive 5 platform, allows businesses to deploy these innovative apps with one click, in a way that provides scalability, security and ease of use that is IT-approved.

Over 100 companies are developing Jive Apps using the Jive Apps SDK so they can build business applications connected to the enterprise social graph. Many of the most innovative cloud companies today such as  Appirio, Box, Gliffy, Lingotek, Roundpegg, Rypple, SalesCrunch, SlideRocket, SurveyGizmo and Tungle are featured launch partners for the Jive Apps Market.

Integration with OffiSync: Brings Complete Social Experience to Microsoft Desktop

Based on integration with the recently-acquired partner OffiSync, customers will be able to access Jive 5 straight from their familiar user interface, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office. Much of the knowledge in a company is locked away in email, Microsoft Office documents and transactional systems. Jive 5 is liberating the information from these systems by integrating seamlessly with the Microsoft environment to bring a complete social experience to the desktop.

Jive 5 will be generally available at the end of Q2 2011.

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive's Social Business software combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. Jive is funded by Sequoia Capital and by Kleiner Perkins Caufield& Byers. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

SOURCE Jive Software



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