Jive Unveils New Agenda for Social Business

Announces 'Jive What Matters' and 'Jive Apps Market'

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

BOSTON, June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Jive Software announced two strategic expansions to its market leading Social Business Software (SBS) -- Jive What Matters and Jive Apps Market. With these innovations, Jive is redefining how work gets done, and how companies engage with their customers.

Additionally, Jive is announcing strategic agreements with Google and Twitter. For the first time, industry leaders are joining together to redefine the social industry agenda by integrating the consumer and business social web. Jive will now be available in the Google App Marketplace™. Furthermore, Jive will license Twitter Firehose, providing instant access to 65 million tweets each day.

Traditional enterprise applications oftentimes leave business users overwhelmed with too much: too much information, too many features and too many messages. Professionals are drowning in a sea of emails, instant messages, applications, documents, and, increasingly, the social web. Most of this information adds little value to business decision-making.

"Much of the enterprise technology used today was built for transactional efficiency rather than collaboration," said Chris Fletcher, Research Director, Gartner. "Business-focused social software can enable faster response and breakthrough outcomes by introducing a new approach to how business gets done."

With Jive What Matters and Jive Apps Market, Jive extends the advantages of social business in the enterprise. Jive is the first social business company to provide single page access to everything that matters to the business as well as a dramatic new way to interact with enterprise applications.

"Social Business is the most important new enterprise software category in a decade," said Tony Zingale, Jive CEO. "The innovation of social in the consumer space has had a ripple effect in the enterprise, forcing mass adoption of social business practices. Today's announcement positions Jive even more firmly as the leader in this multi-billion dollar market."

Jive What Matters

Jive What Matters is designed to be the first place for everything users need to see, know, and do. It aggregates relevant information on a single page, enabling faster action taking and decision-making.

Jive What Matters combines information from social business applications, existing enterprise tools and the external social web into a simple, breakthrough user experience. It includes the following functionality:

  • 'Now' -- an aggregated view of everything a user needs to know, including activity and critical information from the web, legacy systems and other social sources;
  • 'My Communications' -- a single place to go for everything a user needs to see, including relevant comments, direct messages, or anything else that impacts the user; and
  • 'My Actions' -- a streamlined summary of everything a user needs to do by prioritizing action items, alerts, and critical project notifications.

"Jive is helping us drive innovation and collaboration across the company," said Greg Lowe, Social Media Strategist, Alcatel-Lucent.  "In less than 60 days, over 10,000 employees have joined Engage, our Jive-powered community.  Managing the information explosion so we can focus on the crucial data is an ongoing challenge and Jive What Matters will help us do just that."

Jive What Matters is powered by Jive Chatter Filter and Jive Genius. Jive Chatter Filter delivers a pure stream of relevant information. It gives each user a personalized view of the information they want and the actions they need to take by intelligently cutting through the noise from a myriad of sources. The Jive Genius proactively recommends useful content based on learned preferences and behaviors of each Jive user.

From within their Jive What Matters page, users can invoke Jive apps. Jive apps are lightweight, powerful applications that deliver critical functionality without the overhead of outdated user interfaces.

Jive Apps Market

Jive Apps Market will function as a gallery of applications, tailored for various industries, business functions and processes. Businesses will be able to select and adopt the most innovative and easy to use applications. They will have a direct line of sight into usage, performance and budget control.

Jive applications can be built by cloud application providers, third party developers and system integrators.

Jive is launching an application developer community in September at JiveWorld 2010 with full API documentation, example applications and tutorials on how to leverage the Jive platform. Developers will be able to combine their knowledge of the Open Social framework with the Jive apps services to build and test apps that reside inside Jive. They will have access to the rich Jive enterprise social graph to develop compelling applications with engaging user experiences that, to date, have not been possible.

As a first step towards Jive Apps Market, Jive is announcing the Jive Widget Studio. The Jive Widget Studio will allow employees to personalize their Jive experience by making and adding popular Open Social widgets such as YouTube videos, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds and Flickr streams. The Jive Widget Studio will be available next month to Jive customers with Jive 4.5 and later.

Jive is building the application framework using Open Standards such as OpenSocial and oAuth. This is consistent with Jive's strategy and commitment to pursue and adopt an open strategy.

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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