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Photo Release -- Jive Unveils Complete Social Intranet Solution

(March 28, 2012)

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 28, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE) announced today the launch of the Jive Social Intranet Solution. The new solution is built on the industry-leading Jive Social Business platform, and is the most complete offering for social intranets in the industry.

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Most businesses today rely on traditional intranets as vehicles for company-wide communication and team collaboration. Traditional intranets, however, are mostly stale, static and siloed. They are built on older-generation technologies designed for managing content, rather than engaging people.

"Enterprise intranets with static, outdated information fall short of the needs and expectations of today's sophisticated workforce," said Esteban Kolsky, Principal and Founder of ThinkJar, a leading advisory firm and think tank. "Employees are often frustrated with the rigidity of the technology and the difficulty of getting to the right information and subject-matter experts. With the latest advancements in social business, there is clearly an unprecedented opportunity to transform intranets into internal social networks that are engaging and productive."

The Jive Social Intranet Solution combines innovative social features, advanced gamification technology and deep integration with Microsoft applications to drive broad employee engagement and productivity.

"Today's intranets are based on crumbling portals or stale SharePoint sites -- systems built to maintain content, not engage employees," said John F. Rizzo, Chief Marketing Officer at Jive. "The Jive Social Intranet Solution liberates the data trapped into these old systems, giving it flexibility, context and relevance. We want to offer our customers a more social and rewarding way to engage internally, for increased productivity and collaboration."

Most Complete Solution

The Jive Social Intranet Solution contains rich functionality and best practices that businesses need to build robust and vibrant internal social networks. It intelligently adapts to user needs based on rich social graph analysis, to create personalized and relevant experiences. The solution integrates with other business systems and includes guidance, user training and hands-on techniques for a smooth rollout, swift adoption and rapid, measurable benefits.

Customer Proven

The Jive Social Intranet Solution is based on the extensive experience and best practices that Jive has been collecting from its customers for many years. The world's largest and most globally distributed organizations, such as Alcatel-Lucent, Bupa International, and Prudential, rely on Jive to build broad internal collaboration platforms.

"Jive allows Alcatel-Lucent to work viral, to have a freedom of exchange that no other mechanisms will allow," said Ben Verwaayen, CEO Alcatel-Lucent. "It liberates people to act as a virtual team where and when necessary."

Most Innovative Solution

The Jive solution provides the following innovations:

Advanced collaboration capabilities

  • Easy document creation and editing, content sharing and extensive search capabilities.

  • Intelligent recommendations and filtered activity streams, alerting users to the information and experts most important to their work.

  • Enterprise-level controls for security, privacy, permissions and compliance.

Anytime, anywhere access

  • Seamless integration with Microsoft Outlook, Office and SharePoint, enabling users to work in familiar environments while still participating fully in the social intranet.

  • Access from the most popular mobile and tablet devices, including Android, Blackberry, iPhone and iPad.

Integration with legacy systems

  • The ability to socialize data and interact with legacy systems, right from the social intranet.

  • Out-of-the-box integration with Microsoft SharePoint, a common repository for storing documents and managing workflows.

  • Easy migration of the old data and content into the new social intranet, leveraging past investments.

Access to the Jive Apps Market

  • Extended functionality using easy-to-install third party apps, including featured Jive Apps partners:

  • Gliffy. Provides an easy-to-use diagramming tool that unleashes the power of visual communication from within Jive. Embraced by a growing number of businesses, it is a replacement for legacy desktop tools such as Visio and Omnigraffle. Benefits include higher levels of innovation and productivity.

  • Goshido. The only project collaboration app that can help manage everything, from personal daily to do list to the company-wide cross-functional multi-year project. Benefits include higher levels of employee and company productivity.

Leading Gamification Technology

The Jive Social Intranet Solution uses game mechanics to accelerate adoption, encourage ongoing engagement, and reward specific behaviors. For instance, companies can motivate employees to complete training, assist in sales pursuits, or share ideas for new products and services. Only Jive provides the combination of pervasive game mechanics for ongoing engagement with highly personalized incentives for specific groups and activities.

The Jive Social Intranet Solution is available now. More information is available in Jive's Social Intranet Resource Kit.

About Jive Software

Jive Software (Nasdaq:JIVE) is a leading global Social Business company. We bring social technology innovations from the consumer world into enterprises securely and at scale, changing the way work gets done. Our platform combines the power of big data, enterprise integrations and social collaboration technologies. Millions of people at the world's largest companies are using Jive-powered communities internally and externally to transform their businesses.

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