Deutsche Telekom’s Award-Winning, Jive-Powered Intranet Surpasses 100,000 Users
November 19, 2015
PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), the leading provider of modern communications and collaboration solutions for business, today announced that Deutsche Telekom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies, has reached a significant milestone of employee engagement with its Jive-n interactive intranet solution. Deutsche Telekom rolled out Jive in February of 2012 and has seen strong adoption across its employee base, recently reaching 100,000 active users and helping build greater transparency, connection, engagement and alignment across the global company. As a result of the success, Deutsche Telekom was recently recognized at the 2015 Intranet Innovation Awards for its transparency and the engaging ways employees help shape the company. In addition, CEO Timotheus Höttges’ internal blog on Jive, called “Tim’s Base,” won this year’s platinum award by the German Public Relations Association.
Deutsche Telekom operates in more than 50 countries with approximately 151 million mobile customers and 228,000 employees worldwide. Prior to implementing Jive, the company did not have a worldwide central platform for employees to communicate, collaborate and network, nor a place to get an overview of company activities and news.
The Jive interactive intranet solution is available for all Deutsche Telekom employees to connect with each other, get answers and information they need to do their jobs, and work together to make decisions and execute activity. With over 100,000 registered members, and an additional 85,000 employees accessing news and information without registration, over half of a million pieces of content have been created and shared across the company.
“Without Jive, we couldn’t have achieved the transparency we now have at Deutsche Telekom. Jive has provided our teams with an interactive intranet that is easy to use, easy to collaborate in and easy to access from any device around the world,” said Michael Wand, project manager at Deutsche Telekom. “Jive has made a significant impact on how our employees connect, collaborate and communicate, driving strategic alignment, a more unified culture and increased productivity.”
Jive has transformed executive outreach at Deutsche Telekom, providing an interactive platform for management to engage with its employees and foster authentic dialogue—effectively bridging the communications gap between its executives and employees. The German Public Relations Association hailed CEO Timotheus Höttges’ award winning blog as, “absolutely up to date and close to the boss.” The company also simplified its IT structure and achieved cost savings by leveraging Jive-n: retiring several legacy IT systems, improving communication and collaboration within the IT team, and streamlining change management by using custom activity streams to inform employees on ongoing changes.
“Deutsche Telekom exemplifies the limitless possibilities a company can achieve when embracing the vision of an interactive intranet—from driving alignment and cost savings, to executive engagement with globally dispersed employees,” said David Macmillan, vice president of international and general manager of EMEA at Jive Software. “We love seeing our customers thrive and it is especially rewarding to have played a role in Deutsche Telekom’s successful digital transformation, one that has led it to be recognized among its peers as having one of the year’s most innovative intranet sites in the world and noteworthy executive blogs.”
Deutsche Telekom joins other leading telecommunications providers, including Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, EMC, Globe Telecom, Singtel and T-Mobile, which have built world-class internal and external communities with Jive. In this rapidly evolving industry, Jive helps companies more easily enter new markets, drive co-innovation with customers and partners, and streamline their cost structures.
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