Independent Analyst Firm Ranks Jive as Leader for the Third Consecutive Year in Recognition of its Collaboration Hub

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced that it was ranked as a Leader in The Aragon Research Globe™ for Social Software, 2016: Shifting to Work and Outcomes report for the third consecutive year. Aragon Research evaluated 21 global enterprise social networking (ESN) vendors for this year’s report, and recognized Jive for its strong partner ecosystem, powerful analytics and continued momentum behind new innovation.1

Jive Software was ranked as a Leader in "The Aragon Research Globe(TM) for Social Software, 2016: Shifting to Work and Outcomes" report for the third consecutive year

“As a pioneer in this space, Jive has led the charge to develop solutions that fuel knowledge sharing and productivity across the enterprise. Its unique approach blends content, information and knowledge across a variety of systems to help companies fully exploit the power of business collaboration,” said the report’s author Jim Lundy, founder and CEO of Aragon Research, as well as the firm’s lead analyst for collaboration, mobile and social.

“The need to make work simpler and the need to harness knowledge from multiple sources is what enterprises are looking for,” the report states. “Jive is meeting the trend toward smarter communities head-on with its recent release of the Jive WorkHub for both internal and external communities.”2

Continues the report, “Jive’s new Intelligent Profiles can streamline and speed up how knowledge is shared within the enterprise, just as personal analytics can inform users more about their reach and impact on the network, as well as what is happening with their team. With these capabilities, plus the solid integration with Microsoft Office and strong search, Jive is fulfilling the promise of an integrated work and knowledge hub.”3

“With the many demands and complexities of today’s connected digital workplace, understanding people’s collective insights and abilities has become so much more critical than just simply sharing documents or chatting with team members,” said David Puglia, chief marketing officer for Jive. “Our collaboration hub and rich network graph analytics uncover latent business value for organizations and their extended networks around the world, which is a key reason Jive consistently receives recognition from esteemed analyst firms like Aragon on our vision and execution.”

To access The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2016: Shifting to Work and Outcomes report, please visit

About Aragon Research 
Founded by Jim Lundy, former Gartner analyst and lead for the firm’s collaboration and social practice, Aragon Research is a dedicated practice advising a wide range of clients on work and the technologies and issues facing today’s enterprises. The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research’s evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. For information on purchasing The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2016 report, please visit

Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind.

About Jive Software
Jive (Nasdaq: JIVE) is the leader in accelerating workplace digital transformation for organizations, enabling people to work better together. The company provides industry-leading Interactive Intranet and Customer Community solutions that connect people, information and ideas to help businesses outpace their competitors. With more than 30 million users worldwide and customers in virtually every industry, Jive is consistently recognized as a leader by top analyst firms, including Gartner Inc. and Aragon Research. More information can be found at or the Jive Blog.

1, 2, 3 Aragon Research Inc. “The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2016: Shifting to Work and Outcomes” by Jim Lundy, September 23, 2016

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