Jive Software


 

Jive is a collaboration software that helps users in improving productivity, employee engagement, customer satisfaction and brand advocacy. It offers a social platform that enables businesses to create internal social communities to improve teamwork and external-facing social networks that improves customer support and communication. The tool creates synergies across work departments, helps users encourage cross-company communications and reduces training costs.

Jive for Sales helps users provide product training to sales professionals. Jive for Customer Service allows businesses to create social communities for customers. Jive for Marketing creates sales and marketing collateral for users and develops marketing campaigns. The HR module helps new hires in onboarding and training. It helps HR managers in bringing new hires up to speed by mentoring them and providing knowledge sharing sessions.

Jive integrates with third-party applications such as Microsoft Office 365, Outlook, Google for Work, Cisco, Webex and Jabber. Support is offered via email and phone.

 

Jive - Social business platform
 
  • Jive - Social business platform
    Social business platform
  • Jive - Social intranet
    Social intranet
  • Jive - Sales
    Sales
  • Jive - Customer service
    Customer service
  • Jive - Marketing
    Marketing
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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John from Delivra
Specialty: Software / IT
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

September 2017

September 2017

Hated it

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Gamification encouraged users to share knowledge for a while, provided a central knowledge base too.

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Search wasn't useful, hard to find info in it. Interface is a little confusing and could be frustrating.

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Ben from Safety LMS
Specialty: Telecommunications
Number of employees: 2-10 employees Employees number: 2-10 employees

August 2017

August 2017

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Enabled use away from the office and made it easy to be able to call between staff members. Forwarding phones at click of a button

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Reporting features werent fantastic on call duration and to what numbers.. The remote phone feature worked great sometimes and not on others

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Natalya from Web2Win

November 2017

November 2017

Western equivalent Bitrix24

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Creation of a working group for the preparation of a commercial proposal.
Doing business with your new employees on behalf of HR.

Pros

Individual design
Presence of Russian language (localization can be independently established)
You can create forum threads
There are all platforms (even Winphone and blackberry)
Integrates with MS Office, Googledrive, Googldocs
There is a template for each scenario. There is even a template for planning R&D, and there are more than twenty of them.
A newly-arrived network user immediately receives a prepared block for beginners. After completing several game tasks, the user will receive the basics of using Jive.
You can configure several information tapes with different themes. One for work, the second for communication

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For the first time, pages open slowly, this is due to the fact that they load quite heavy widgets. Corrected by a small patience at the first boot. - The administrator console is only partially localized, the essential part remains in English. Fixed by learning English.
Widgets are not localized, which are offered by default to new users. This is for programmers.
A lot of different materials that you can create: polls, ideas, documents, blogs, messages, etc., total 16 items. They are different, managed differently and have different properties - all this will cause difficulties in the initial stages. Corrected by a serious approach to user training. However, for advanced users - it's interesting. - If you specify your name in Russian at the first self-registration, in the system it can be displayed as "abracadabra". Fixed either synchronization with Active Directory, or individually by the user.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2017

October 2017

Quirky and not intuitive user interface

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Clunky, quirky, user interface navigation is really not intuitive. Hard to download files, hard to move a file, elements are named differently so a "folder" is a "category" and you can not nest them. "Move" does not move a file in a space only to other spaces. Most users try it then quit due to high learning curve and quirkiness.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Katrina from Red Hat
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

September 2017

September 2017

Ideal tool for internal resources

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Jive is a fantastic tool for publishing content to a company intranet, simply because its publishing capabilities are fairly comprehensive and easy to understand. It supports many types of content, from written to multimedia, and offers a variety of layout and navigation customizations. I've used it at two companies and each was able to develop its own environment and organization. Jive can be used across companies, from engineering to HR to marketing, making communication among departments relatively easy.

Cons

Clutter can easily become an issue if there isn't an established governance strategy in place. Search is unreliable - it can be a challenge to find content if you don't already have an idea of what group/space it's located in. Communication about missing/desired features and bug fixes could be better.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Christine from medical
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

June 2017

June 2017

Central place for everyone to find things

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single sign-on is key

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We have a standard setup, but you can also add additional products on your home screen. This allows a single sign on for our primary portal, the community, e-mail, LMS, directory, etc.

Cons

Resetting your password is a pain, mostly because of the number of steps you have to go through to get to the right screen. It's not intuitive, and if you're in any of your sub-programs, you have to remember to go all the way back to the top login level.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Lenore from Plex Systems

May 2017

May 2017

Great use for an internal employee community

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Jive can be customized to just about any look and feel you want in order to engage your audience. I like the tagging and categorization features, as well as the rotating carousel widget to feature important spaces or content.

Cons

It is rather easy for there to be too much content, and it's not always easy to find and update out-of-date content.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Leah from ON-Brand partners

February 2017

February 2017

Best of breed

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I love Jive as its functionality is extensive. It's highly customisable, able to make it look really good from a creative perspective and is easy to use (if you are a social platform person - if you're an email only person, you'll struggle). Good analytics too. We use it extensively for our own business and it has virtually eliminated the need for internal emails. And, we use if for keeping connected with our customers and providing them with information and guidance.

I personally love Jive and deeply passionate about its use.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ben from Half Dental Utah
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

February 2017

February 2017

Great, easy to use product

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We've always enjoyed using Jive at our office. Whenever we need any help, their customer service has been excellent.

Pros

Ease of use and customer service.

Cons

Nothing

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from Thomson Reuters

December 2016

December 2016

Great all-around platform for our employee social network

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Jive has been our enterprise-wide platform for several years and offers many ways for us to share important information. It is easy to update and publish content to keep everyone informed. Very good overall platform!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Glen from Informatica LLC
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

December 2016

December 2016

We use jive for customer communities.

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We have our communities on Jive. They are ok but I feel they could refine some features. We have a robust community and it manages it well.

Pros

Relatively easy to use. Good layout and easy to customize.

Cons

Some features seem like they can be refined. If I'm reading posts it's hard to see which ones I've read.

Advice to Others

Keep innovating.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Cami from Cosplay Managed
Number of employees: 1 employee Employees number: 1 employee

December 2016

December 2016

Good product, and great customer service

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There are always wants when it comes to customized software, but most companies just write you off when you have met your budget or end of a contract. Jive customer service is second to Sauce Labs for listening to the customer. They joke around with you and become a friendly customer service. Their software is like a company Facebook for our corporate account. It's a social place where we can share content. Jive has been able to help our company share and live to stream our content that is easy enough for that lady that's been in our company for 35 years that refuses to upgrade her IE8 browser. It's simple where the image or spot that someone would assume where something would be. I highly recommend them. They do have their downfalls in their search, however. Previously powered by GSA, but since changing away from them it causes our biggest complaint within the company. If tags aren't used on the document or you don't know the exact title or phrasing you have a hard time finding ideal content.

Pros

3rd party company varieties to add-on, UI, and customer service

Cons

Search engine

Advice to Others

Jive software can be used in different ways from marketing, content sharing, e-commerce, etc. Their software is very versatile.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kimberly from Fidelity Charitable

November 2016

November 2016

Loved Jive!

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I used a Jive based community at a previous company. It was great and wonderful way to communicate and collaborate with colleagues in such a large company.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Sasha from Yahoo, Inc.

October 2016

October 2016

Jump, Jive, and ...

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I enjoy using Jive at my company. I find all the functionalities and features to be very welcoming, easy to use, and not cumbersome. Also, I feel if there is something we want to do, it is possible. There is not a lot of limitations, which makes it a great fit for my company. Also enjoy the ability to use social tools inside the program. Makes it quite appealing to millenials!

Review Source: Capterra
 

Carlton from self

October 2016

October 2016

Jive is awesome!

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Social collaboration makes everything so much better. Eliminates 75% of email and missed information.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Quoc from Dell
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

October 2016

October 2016

Great For Connection With Other Co-Workers, But Has Its Faults

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Jive is a great tool for social collaboration. I love using it to communicate with other co-workers in the organization. However, it has its faults. It is not great for managing documents, and I wish there was a way to force co-workers to subscribe to the space.

Pros

Social Collaboration

Cons

Managing Documents

Review Source: Capterra
 

Quoc from EMC

October 2016

October 2016

Great For Connection With Other Co-Workers, But Has Its Faults

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Jive is a great tool for social collaboration. I love using it to communicate with other co-workers in the organization. However, it has its faults. It is not great for managing documents, and I wish there was a way to force co-workers to subscribe to the space.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from Red Hat
Number of employees: 5,001-10,000 employees Employees number: 5,001-10,000 employees

April 2016

April 2016

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Jason from TMNA Services, LLC. (TMNAS)
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

February 2016

February 2016

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Source: GetApp