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
Purposeful Places: Transforms generic collaboration into purpose-driven
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
*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
*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
With Structured Outcomes:
oDiscussion topics can be identified and turned into actions that can be
oTeams can easily highlight the responsible owner for the action.
oIndividuals can escalate via mobile devices.
oTeams can easily see discussions that are still open and awaiting
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
*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
*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 employeescommunicatingwith 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
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About Jive Software
Jive Software (JIVE) is a leader in social business. Ourcloud-based
platformconnects employees, customersand partners and is a proven
system,focused on value use cases, that, according to research performed by a
top three global business consultancy firm, 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 in many oftheworld's largest companies.For a free trial of Jive's
next-generation social business platform, please visitTry Jive.
* Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012
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