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Online communities vendor profile: Jive Software 

Published: 06 Jul 2011 / 8 pages

Author(s): Angela Ashenden

Programs: collaboration

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Jive Software is the largest of the independent online communities vendors, and provides a solution which supports both internal and externally-focused online communities.

This vendor profile forms part of a series of reports from MWD Advisors examining the key vendors targeting the online communities and team workspace areas of the collaboration software market. For background on the analysis contained in this report and an explanation of the scoring, please refer to the accompanying report Understanding your requirements: online communities and team workspaces.

key messages

  • Key differentiators include scale and stability as a pure play vendor, breadth and flexibility of solution, extensive analytics capabilities, and strong integration with desktop and collaborative applications.
  • Key considerations include limited global reach, not suitable for large scale multi-tenanted SaaS deployments, and limited pre-built integration with business applications.

table of contents

  • Company background
  • Market positioning
  • Channel and partner strategy
  • Technology profile
  • Product overview
  • Key differentiators
  • Key considerations

filed under:

Vendors: Jive Software
Tags: communities, social_software