PALO ALTO, Calif., May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE), today announced the availability of Jive StreamOnce, a new platform that allows people to seamlessly bring together all their business applications — such as email, CRM systems, conversation streams, marketing productivity tools, document storage and data storage systems — into Jive. Jive is offering this new integrated technology through the acquisition of San Jose-based StreamOnce, which helps to accelerate the transition from antiquated email systems and collaboration tools to a modern social business platform, allowing knowledge workers to collaborate in context and connected to all relevant systems in one seamless experience.
Jive StreamOnce allows people to use one, consolidated communications hub for all their collaboration needs — eliminating the need to work and manage multiple systems such as email or collaborate blindly without having the relevant context from key business applications. With one place to work inside Jive, people now have a simple and seamless way to collaborate with colleagues in a unified environment.
Jive StreamOnce currently integrates with Gmail, Microsoft Exchange and DropBox. In the coming months, the platform will also give customers seamless access to other business apps from within Jive, including systems like Oracle, NetSuite, Salesforce’s CRM system, SAP, Sugar CRM and web information through Jive Anywhere. Jive StreamOnce is available immediately as part of the Jive Spring cloud release. These integrations join a long set of integrations provided by Jive such as SharePoint, Box and Chatter.
The Exchange module specifically breaks one of the key barriers organizations face when moving from an email-based collaboration environment to a more modern way of collaboration. Because it automatically maps email distribution lists into Jive, anyone can create a unified inbox in Jive where they can consume their emails and social inbox in one place.
“StreamOnce was founded on the vision that everyone can collaborate better by working in one place where they can find all the relevant information from all their business systems,” said Ariel Cohen, co-founder of StreamOnce.
Added StreamOnce’s co-founder, Ilan Twig, “The combination of Jive and StreamOnce’s technologies is truly about delivering a great work experience that turbo-charges collaboration and productivity. We couldn’t be more excited to join the Jive team.”
“For collaboration to be truly effective, it has to be done in the context of where people work and tied to real business activity. Collaboration platforms, other than Jive, are totally disconnected from other business processes and where people actually communicate,” said Oudi Antebi, senior vice president of product management at Jive. “With StreamOnce, Jive is transforming the way collaboration happens by connecting business applications, email with Jive’s powerful collaboration platform to help deliver real business value within an organization.”
The company today also announced the new Jive Referral Program for Microsoft SharePoint partners, which allows Microsoft solution providers to connect Jive with SharePoint systems, amplifying the value of existing customer SharePoint deployments and unlocking vast amounts of enterprise data and workflows through the industry’s most robust collaboration technology. More information about the Jive Referral Program can be found here.
Beyond email, Jive customers also have seamless access to many other disparate business apps through new and enhanced integration tools. Jive recently announced new out-of-the-box integration features with saleforce.com and Box that extends its reach to an even broader enterprise ecosystem.