Jive Social Business Software Now Available in Google Apps Marketplace(TM)

Jun 14, 2010, 06:00 ET from Jive Software

BOSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Jive Software announced that the cloud-based, lightweight version of its leading Jive social business software is now available in the Google Apps Marketplace™, Google's online storefront for Google Apps™, products and services. Jive is an enterprise-class social business software application built entirely for the cloud.

Now, over two million Google Apps business users can activate a no-cost "Try Jive" trial. In addition, users can launch Jive Social Business Software directly from Google Apps to immediately improve collaboration across departments, business units and time zones for faster decision-making.

"We are excited to integrate with Google Apps to deliver social business in the cloud," said Christopher Morace, senior vice president of products, Jive. "Executives have realized that the traditional way of purchasing, deploying and managing software has to change."

The Google Apps Marketplace provides an easy way for a larger ecosystem of potential customers to access Jive using only their Google Apps username and password. With today's announcement, Jive joins a select group of software vendors and developers that support open standards and believe cloud-based, lightweight innovative applications are transforming the way business is done.

"We are very happy to have Jive in the Google Apps Marketplace," adds Scott McMullan, Google Apps partner lead for Google Enterprise. "Through the Google Apps Marketplace, software vendors like Jive are helping us build a rich ecosystem of integrated apps that work seamlessly with Google Apps, allowing IT administrators to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and extend Google Apps to meet more of their business needs. We are excited to make social business easier for the millions of Google Apps users who have embraced the cloud."

The Google Apps Marketplace makes it easy for more than two million Google Apps customers to discover, purchase and deploy integrated business applications and related professional services. By integrating with user account and application data stored in Google Apps, these cloud applications provide a simpler user experience, increase business efficiency, and reduce administrative overhead. To learn more, visit google.com/appsmarketplace.

Google Apps brings simple, powerful communication and collaboration tools to organizations. With Google Apps, users can use applications such as Gmail™ webmail service, Google Talk™ instant messaging service, Google Calendar™ calendaring service, Google Docs™ program, Google Sites™ web application and Google Video™ for business on their own domain to work together more effectively. Best of all, it's all hosted by Google, so there's no hardware or software to download, install or maintain.

Google, Google Apps Marketplace, Google Apps, Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Docs, Google Sites, and Google Video are trademarks of Google Inc.

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Social Business Software (SBS) combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated suite. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage. SBS is emerging as the most important new enterprise software category in a decade. Analysts project that the Social Business Software market is growing in excess of 25 percent per year and will reach nearly $5 billion by 2013.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

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