Ovum Ranks Jive as a Leader in Latest Employee Engagement, Collaboration and Productivity Report

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced that it was ranked as a Leader in the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Social Networking Product. Ovum evaluated several vendors for this year’s report and recognized the Jive Interactive Intranet solution for its extensive range of business and IT management features, as well as the product’s overall market impact.1

Jive was named a leader in this year's Ovum Decision Matrix report because it offers a well-established solution that advances the company's vision of enabling people to work better together in connected, collaborative, secure online communities

“We positioned Jive as a leader in this year’s report because it offers a well-established solution that advances the company’s vision of enabling people to work better together in connected, collaborative, secure online communities,” said the report’s author Richard Edwards, principal research analyst of enterprise productivity and mobility at Ovum. “A Jive Interactive Intranet enables employees to overcome the barriers of time, place and workstyle preference through a rich user experience that is pervasive, intelligent and connected to the organization’s work graph.”

The report stated, “Jive provides enterprises with a unified user experience that can extend beyond a single organization or entity, making it invaluable to those organizations comprised of multiple different business units, ventures or brands. An employee-centric software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, the product lets business users decide which tools and apps to use to get work done. Jive’s Interactive Intranet provides a collaboration hub built around profiles, blogs, groups, discussions, document collaboration, analytics, personalization and smart search, delivered through purpose-built user experiences for desktop and mobile.”

“Jive’s mission is to help unify and align organizations by solving their complex fragmentation problems and offer a better way for people to quickly find knowledge and experts, gain organizational insights and solve complex business problems using work graph analysis,” said David Puglia, chief marketing officer for Jive. “It is gratifying to see well-respected analyst firms like Ovum cut through the clutter of recent hype around siloed conversational apps and recognize the proven value of Jive’s collaboration hub, which supports digital workplace transformations and makes work searchable, visible and memorable.”

The Ovum Decision Matrix and SWOT Assessments are independent reviews carried out using Ovum’s evaluation model for the relevant technology area, supported by conversations with vendors, users, and service providers of the solution concerned, and in-depth secondary research. To access the Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Social Networking Product, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

About Ovum 

Ovum is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. Through its 180 analysts worldwide it offers expert analysis and strategic insight across the IT, telecoms, and media industries. Founded in 1985, Ovum has one of the most experienced analyst teams in the industry and is a respected source of guidance for technology business leaders, CIOs, vendors, service providers, and regulators looking for comprehensive, accurate, and insightful market data, research, and consulting. With 23 offices across six continents, Ovum offers a truly global perspective on technology and media markets and provides thousands of clients with insight including workflow tools, forecasts, surveys, market assessments, technology audits, and opinion. Ovum is part of the Business Intelligence Division of Informa plc, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events group listed on the London Stock Exchange.

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 Ovum Research “Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Social Networking Product, 2016-17, IT0021-000156 (October 27, 2016)” by Richard Edwards

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