Photo Release -- New Research Shows Social Business Platforms Increase
Workforce Productivity by 15 percent
Top Global Business Consulting Firm Shows Productivity Gains From Jive's
Social Collaboration Tools Deliver 4 Percent Increase in Topline Results
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq:JIVE) today announced research results on the impact of Jive's social
platform in the enterprise by a top three global business consultancy*.
According to the data, companies using Jive reported a 15 percent increase in
worker productivity and a 4 percent increase in topline revenue.
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Productivity increases that led to topline revenue growth were directly
attributable to the ability for people in organizations to reduce time looking
for information within in the company by 34 percent, reduce meetings by 16
percent and reduce email load by 21 percent.
Validating this research, last year McKinsey & Co. issued the most
comprehensive report on social business and the social economy previously
available. The report found that the average knowledge worker wastes 28 hours
per week collaborating, searching for information and using e-mail, a
technology invented 40 years ago. They estimate social technology can provide
a 20-25 percent improvement in productivity, in effect, giving workers a full
additional workday of value per week — which adds up to between $900 billion
and $1.3 trillion annual value.
"The hype of social for business is dead. 2013 is the year that the social in
the workforce goes mainstream because it has consistently shown it delivers
real business value to people and companies," said Tony Zingale, president and
CEO of Jive. "I welcome this new era in which social business is recognized
for what it contributes to organizations – allowing employees to leave old,
dusty business processes behind to focus on getting real work done that
delivers quantifiable results."
Continued Zingale, "Because of innovations in social business, I predict email
inside the enterprise will be reduced by 50 percent within three years.We'll
all get more work done, and have more fun doing it. Frankly, I can't wait."
For more information about McKinsey's social business report, please visit
* Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012
About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leading social business solution. Ourcloud-based
platformconnects employees, customersand partners and is the only proven
system,focused on value use cases, that, according to research performed by a
top three global business consultancy, increasesproductivity within companies
by up to 15%**.By combining the power ofcloud,mobile,big data
andproprietarycollaborationtechnologies, Jive is transforming the way work
gets done and unleashingproductivity,creativity and innovationfor millions
of people intheworld's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's
next-generation social business platform, please visitTry Jive. For more
information about Jive, please visit
** Source: Top three global business consultancy research; December 2012
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