Jive Launches Referral Program to Reinvigorate Tens of Thousands of SharePoint Deployments and Solution Providers Free Program Creates New Business Opportunities for SharePoint Value-Added Partners

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today announced the launch of the Jive Referral Program for Microsoft SharePoint partners, an initiative available free of charge to tens of thousands of SharePoint solution providers. The program allows solution providers to connect Jive with SharePoint, amplifying the value of existing customer SharePoint deployments and unlocking vast amounts of enterprise data and workflows through Jive, the industry's most robust collaboration technology.  The program will aid existing providers in attracting more customers even as Microsoft transitions from SharePoint to SharePoint Online and Office 360. 

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The Jive Referral Program is launching along with the availability of Jive for Microsoft SharePoint, Jive for Microsoft Exchange and new versions of Jive for Outlook and Jive for Office. With these new features, any Microsoft user or developer can access these business apps seamlessly within Jive in an integrated experience. This new experience is delivered through Jive's own technology and through the recent acquisition of StreamOnce.

SharePoint partners can sign up for free at http://info.jivesoftware.com/jive-referral-partnerprogram.html. In addition, all partners in the program will be offered up to 50 Jive cloud instances for no charge.

"As Microsoft embarks on an aggressive transition from SharePoint to SharePoint Online and Yammer, business partners are expressing concerns about their ability to support customers and continue to grow their companies," said John F. Rizzo, chief marketing officer at Jive.  "Through the Jive Referral Program, those partners now can use Jive and supercharge existing customer investments in SharePoint, and at the same time, provide business opportunities to move SharePoint deployments into the next generation."

Seamless Integration Between Jive and SharePoint
Jive for Microsoft SharePoint automatically integrates Jive and SharePoint, providing people with a seamless and unified experience when accessing documents, searching for results, updating activity streams and storing documents. In addition, bi-directional content push allows people using Jive to push content into SharePoint workflows and to push SharePoint content out into public Jive communities.  At the same time, corporate governance capabilities give IT and SharePoint administrators a semantically rich business rule language to help them define what, how, and when SharePoint content gets socialized to protect privacy while enabling powerful socialization at a very granular level.

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

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