Jive Named a Leader in Enterprise Collaboration Platforms by Independent Research Firm

PALO ALTO, Calif., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced that it was ranked as a Leader in The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Collaboration, Q4 20161 report, which analyzed the state of the market and evaluated nine of the most significant vendors. One of four Leaders in this evaluation, Jive received the highest possible score in the “innovation and market approach” criterion. Over the course of 2016, Jive delivered several groundbreaking enhancements to its collaboration hub solutions, which provide a central place to capture and connect ideas across platforms, workstyles and organizational boundaries.

According to the Forrester Research report, “Jive envisions a digital workplace that connects employees, customers, and partners in a single collaboration hub to bring people, ideas, processes, work streams, devices, and applications together.” It continues, “Jive’s core functionality is as solid as any platform in the field, while administration is a strength… Jive continues to innovate across its six core capability pillars: analytics, search, personalization, mobile, extensibility, and UX.” The report also states, “Enterprise collaboration technologies are an important part of enabling the digital business. They allow businesses to share information, locate experts, coordinate projects, discuss best practices, and build communities within and across the enterprise.”

“Jive solves the growing fragmentation problem across a widening variety of traditional stack vendors and conversational apps by providing one central collaboration hub underpinned by an intelligent work graph that delivers valuable connection and interaction insights,” said Elisa Steele, chief executive officer for Jive. “We are proud to be named a leader in Forrester’s report, and appreciate what we feel is great recognition of Jive’s continued momentum in delivering proven solutions that help organizations build engaging cultures, improve alignment and retain corporate memory.”

Forrester employs a rigorous process to create a Forrester Wave. Highlights include generating a detailed taxonomy of product attributes, gathering and validating data, and creating the Forrester Wave graphic. A complimentary copy of The Forrester WaveTM: Enterprise Collaboration, Q4 2016 can be downloaded on Jive’s website.

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., Ovum and Aragon Research. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive Blog.

1 The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Collaboration, Q4 2016, by Craig Le Clair et al., December 7, 2016

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