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Jive Launches New Social Business Platform
Posted May 25, 2011
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Jive Software today unveiled Jive 5, designed to help organizations harness the power of the social network.

Jive 5 lets businesses capture the ideas, conversations, expertise, knowledge, and connections created in the networks of their employees, customers, and partners into a collaborative, social platform.

Key features of the new platform include the following:

  • Jive What Matters: which functions as a centralized social hub to all the information generated by a company's social network of employees, systems, partners, customers and the broader social Web. It provides all the information companies need to get work done, bringing it to the right person at the right time. Jive What Matters includes a powerful recommendation engine that has been further enhanced with 'big data' and scientific expertise in semantic analysis and machine learning technology brought by Jive's recent acquisition of Proximal Labs. It provides predictive intelligence, helping businesses prepare for the future, find hidden talent and expertise, and even discover ideas that can fuel growth.
  • Jive Apps Market: The Jive Apps Market, which can be accessed directly from the Jive 5 platform, allows businesses to deploy cloud apps with one click, in a way that provides scalability, security and ease of use that is IT-approved. More than 100 companies are developing Jive Apps using the Jive Apps SDK so they can build business applications connected to the enterprise social graph. Many cloud companies, such as Appirio, Box, Gliffy. Lingotek, Roundpegg, Rypple, SalesCrunch, SlideRocket, SurveyGizmo, and Tungle, are featured launch partners for the Jive Apps Market.
  • Integration with OffiSync:OffiSync customers will be able to access Jive 5 straight from their familiar user interface, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office. Jive 5 integrates seamlessly with the Microsoft environment to bring a complete social experience to the desktop.

"Jive 5 is the result of real experience achieved from the largest, longest-running social business implementations in the industry," said Patrick Lin, senior vice president of product management at Jive. "We built the leading social platform, pursing an aggressive vision that defines a completely new way of doing business. The new way is ultimately about connections, and it starts with one idea: that the social network is the business. Companies who embrace it will cement their leadership and competitive advantage, while setting the standard for the social enterprise."


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