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Jive Takes Busyness Out of Business With Latest Spring Cloud Release



Jive Takes Busyness Out of Business With Latest Spring Cloud Release

Productivity Gets a Big Boost in Sales, Marketing and Corporate Alignment

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc.
(Nasdaq:JIVE) unveiled its most innovative technology to date in the Spring
cloud release, available this week.

With this release, organizations can create virtual work spaces within Jive,
called Purposeful Places, that deeply integrate with salesforce.com and Box to
help sales teams close deals faster and marketing departments build more
effective campaigns. In addition, businesses can now take advantage of new
capabilities called Structured Outcomes that drive conversations and
collaboration around specific business goals and actions at speeds not
possible in traditional email and other social systems.

"Let's face it – work is simply not working for most people and businesses
today," said Tony Zingale, chairman and CEO of Jive Software. "It's time we
re-imagine productivity and break out of old systems like email that bog us
down. With these new capabilities, including bi-directional integration with
Box, salesforce.com and Chatter, Jive is now THE collaboration and
communication hub in the enterprise cloud."

Already proven to increase productivity by up to 15 percent and topline
revenue by up to 4 percent*, the Jive Spring cloud release focuses on taking
social collaboration to the next level through several new technology
innovations, including:

Purposeful Places: Transforms generic collaboration into purpose-driven
collaboration

Purposeful Places brings together people, content, and information in
intelligent collaboration areas optimized around specific business activities
to produce tangible outcomes. The creation and sharing of Purposeful Places
allows people to create workflows that are specific to their needs and align
to best practices, but are available in a modern social business platform that
breaks the reliance on old-school email and traditional corporate intranets.

Specific Purposeful Places designed around key sales and marketing activities
include:

  * The Deal Room has been pre-configured so that sales teams and subject
    matter experts can come together in a centralized place to share RFPs,
    contracts and drive deals. In addition, the Deal Room connects
    salesforce.com into Jive, allowing the Chatter stream and records within
    salesforce.com to be available in Jive and any interaction inside Jive's
    platform to be reflected in salesforce.com automatically. Through this
    integration people within marketing, legal, management and finance who
    don't necessarily have access to salesforce.com can collaborate on
    specific deals and have access to all the information, documents and
    streams.
  * The Campaign Room is designed to aid marketers in building campaigns where
    participants in any geography can collaborate around calendars, events,
    and content. In this specific place, Jive has created a deep integration
    with Box so that large, high-resolution files and campaign assets like
    advertisements, videos and collateral can be stored in Box but used and
    shared inside Jive.

Purposeful Places also offers key integration points for external content that
drives even deeper value including:

  * Tiles are configurable components that can be added to a Purposeful Place
    to display conversations, information and documents from within Jive or
    other systems like salesforce.com and Box.
  * Stream Integrations merge activities from an external stream (such
    Chatter) with the Jive activity stream – allowing people to follow all the
    pertinent information for a specific business activity in a single place.

To further extend the value of Jive's Purposeful Places, a library of 25+
pre-built templates for sales, marketing, customer care and IT-related can be
customized by anyone and shared within the company and to external partners.

Structured Outcomes: Turns conversations into action

With Structured Outcomes, Jive takes everyday workplace conversations and
converts them into actionable activities that drive rapid business results.
Structured Outcomes makes it easy to move from discussion to execution, so
people can collaborate while reducing repetitive meetings and endless emails
threads.

With Structured Outcomes: 

  o Discussion topics can be identified and turned into actions that can be
    tracked.
  o Teams can easily highlight the responsible owner for the action.
  o Individuals can escalate via mobile devices.
  o Teams can easily see discussions that are still open and awaiting
    resolution.

Integration Across Enterprise Ecosystem: Helps teams work seamlessly social

Jive is extending its reach to integrate with an even broader enterprise
ecosystem with out-of-the-box connections, including new offerings with Box
and salesforce.com.

  * Box: As first announced at JiveWorld 2012, the Jive/Box integrated
    experience is now available, offering people seamlessly connected
    best-of-breed applications that come together to make it easier for people
    to get work done. More information about this announcement can be found
    here.
    https://community.jivesoftware.com/community/newsroom/blog/2013/04/23/jive-and-box-tagteam-to-extend-social-collaboration-and-content-access-in-the-cloud
  * Salesforce.com: Jive has created out-of-the-box integrations with
    salesforce.com that can display account, opportunity information and
    relevant Chatter updates directly in a Jive Deal Room. Sales reps can also
    directly interact with Jive from within salesforce.com.
  * Cloud-based integrations: The Jive Spring cloud release contains enhanced
    APIs and tools to enable a broad set of integrations with other
    cloud-based systems. These APIs also allow IT departments to create their
    own specific integrations to connect to Jive.

"In just a few short months, Jive has made a big impact on our business, with
Health Fitness seeing a huge lift in employees communicating with each
other, making connections, asking questions and exchanging ideas," said Andrea
Bredow, community manager, internal and external social media, Health
Fitness.  "We are looking forward to putting Jive's Spring cloud release to
work across our company to drive even deeper collaboration, and really change
the way work gets done across our company."

Jive Spring cloud release is available now for purchase and use across all
Jive data centers in Phoenix, Arizona and in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. All
existing Jive cloud customers will have immediate access to features.  For
more information, please visit www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog
here.

For an asset to accompany this release click
here:  http://media.globenewswire.com/cache/18169/file/19230.pdf

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.

* Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012

CONTACT: Media Contacts:
         Jason Khoury
         Jive Software
         (650) 319-1938
         jason.khoury@jivesoftware.com
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