Jive Named a Leader in Enterprise Social Platforms by Independent Research Firm

Sep 01, 2011, 15:00 ET from Jive Software

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software announced today that it was recognized as a 'Leader' in The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011.(1) Jive was among the selected companies that Forrester Research, Inc. invited to participate in the report that was released on August 24, 2011.

The Forrester report analyzes the state of the enterprise social platforms market as well as the strengths and weaknesses of top enterprise social platforms vendors. Nine products were evaluated and eighteen user companies were interviewed for this report.

According to Forrester, "Jive continues to drive to establish and lead 'social business' as a new software category. With strong momentum and an application marketplace coming on line this year, 2011 could prove a pivotal year in its quest."(1)

"We feel this recognition from Forrester as a leader in Enterprise Social Platforms is a validation of our social business platform," said John Rizzo, Jive CMO. "We believe that our social business software unleashes creativity, drives innovation and improves productivity by increasing engagement within the enterprise, as well as with customers and partners. Just as consumer social technologies are changing the way we live, social business software is transforming the way we work."

A complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011 can be downloaded on Jive's website.

(1) The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q3 2011, August 24, 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 softwarecollaboration 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 a leading Social Business company that brings social innovations from the consumer world into enterprises securely and at scale. Jive is funded by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

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