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Score 7 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Jive

It's definitely worth considering Jive for the type of application we've developed i.e. a central shared repository for all employees to host and discuss information. I can't say I have ever used a superior tool, but they may exist. I'm just not sure I would want to use it exclusively for file hosting, though. It does integrate with various other tools, so perhaps it would be fine if used in conjunction with another tool for that purpose.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

It's very well suited to act as an intranet, where it's only going to be used internally by employees of a company. It works well to share documents, provide lists of reference materials to users, provide a place for departments to have their own discussions and calendars and other collaboration purposes. It includes "workflows" unlike its predecessors, and those can define the flow of a process or task and walk the user through that flow very effectively. In fact, an employee's entire job could hypothetically be scripted using SharePoint workflows. It can scale OK in small scale terms, as I have experience of using it in networks with under a few thousand users. I don't know how it would behave if there were tens of thousands of hundreds of thousands of users, but provided the infrastructure is scaled proportionately, I don't see why it wouldn't work well at that scale as well.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Jive
7.3
MS SharePoint
7.2
Task Management
Jive
7.3
MS SharePoint
7.4
Gantt Charts
Jive
7.1
MS SharePoint
6.6
Scheduling
Jive
7.2
MS SharePoint
7.1
Workflow Automation
Jive
8.3
MS SharePoint
7.7
Mobile Access
Jive
7.8
MS SharePoint
7.4
Search
Jive
6.1
MS SharePoint
7.3
Visual planning tools
Jive
7.4
MS SharePoint
7.2

Communication

Jive
7.7
MS SharePoint
7.3
Chat
Jive
8.3
MS SharePoint
7.0
Notifications
Jive
7.1
MS SharePoint
7.4
Discussions
Jive
8.0
MS SharePoint
7.4
Surveys
Jive
7.5
MS SharePoint
7.2
Internal knowledgebase
Jive
8.1
MS SharePoint
7.6
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Jive
7.5
MS SharePoint
6.9
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Jive
7.3
MS SharePoint
6.4
Integrates with Outlook
Jive
7.8
MS SharePoint
8.5

File Sharing & Management

Jive
7.5
MS SharePoint
7.9
Versioning
Jive
7.7
MS SharePoint
8.3
Video files
Jive
6.7
MS SharePoint
7.6
Audio files
Jive
6.9
MS SharePoint
7.7
Document collaboration
Jive
7.9
MS SharePoint
8.5
Access control
Jive
8.1
MS SharePoint
8.3
Advanced security features
Jive
7.5
MS SharePoint
7.9
Integrates with Google Drive
Jive
7.3
MS SharePoint
7.1
Device sync
Jive
8.0
MS SharePoint
8.0

Pros

Jive

  • Individual design
  • Presence of Russian language (localization can be independently established)
  • You can configure several information tapes with different themes. One for work, the second for communication
  • 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.
  • There is a template for each scenario. There is even a template for planning R&D, and there are more than twenty of them.
  • Integrates with MS Office, Google Drive, Google Docs
  • There are all platforms (even Winphone and blackberry)
  • You can create forum threads
Anna Stepanenko | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • With MS Sharepoint you can share (in my case) projects, initiative trackers, with ID and the information I need to start my developing.
  • It offers cloud acaccessibility, so you do not need to maintain your documents on your hard drive.
  • It allows Office 365 integration, which for me is really great. Using MS Excel and MS Sharepoint.
Adriano Rosa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Jive

  • Search functionality is very weak
  • The information architecture and taxonomy doesnt allow for easy discoverability of content
  • It's hard to navigate the and find spaces/groups that I already know about
  • The main profile/interface does not allow easy access to key tasks or common tasks.
Terry Rydzynski | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • SharePoint sometimes has a challenge with the Share feature in Office 365. Traditional best practices are to govern collaboration with permissions groups and manage access at the group level. Share can sometimes undermine that by creating ad-hoc situations unintentionally.
  • SharePoint's success in many organizations is really a function of user adoption and training. It is such a large platform that it is often deployed without much governance or direction.
  • SharePoint's lists and libraries can leverage Excel services and like-kind tools, but the ability for a list to do math in the same way that Excel does is very limited. It still has a room for improvement in the business intelligence features of metadata management.
Chris Carpenter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Jive

Jive 6.6
Based on 17 answers
There are always external factors that can impact this decision but currently, the Jive platform is maintaining its lead in the market place in this area. If the innovation in this space by Jive continues, then this number will remain high. Integration with other systems and adaptability to changes in the market or in client needs will also make this decision hard to predict more then 6 months into the future
Chris Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 9.2
Based on 21 answers
The only drawback is the price, it's quite costly to buy and requires Microsoft professionals to run at its peak capabilities. It works very well with large quantities of employees, has powerful search capabilities and a huge community. However it might not be a good fit for smaller companies who don't handle a large number of documents and employees and who don't exert high security requirements.
hrvoje katusic | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Jive

Jive 6.1
Based on 4 answers
It was harder to use that expected. The admin needs to be code savvy to truly customize the system. And users need to trained on the system and the setup. Trainings and monitoring need to continue to enforce use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.8
Based on 12 answers
SharePoint is easy to use for basic tasks. If you're trying to do something a bit more complicated, though, it can be difficult to figure it out on your own without going through a lot of trial and error. Most people will likely only be performing basic tasks, though, so I would rate the usability pretty high.
Kia Packard | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 1 answer
Uptime was OK. But there was one day that the system crashed for a whole day. Our company was unable to operate. And all the plugins to word/excel froze causing those systems to freeze.

Jive posted a statement to the media saying all customers were up, but we were not.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Jive

Jive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product worked as designed. It just didn't work for our needs.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Jive

Jive 6.9
Based on 2 answers
They did an OK job when I needed them. Except for the one day the system went down. Jive pointed the finger at the hosting company, and the hosting company pointed the finger at Jive. No reliable information came to us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 5.0
Based on 6 answers
Support varies by tech and by vendor. I've used Microsoft's support channel and for the most part have been successful to get my questions answered. I've also used third party vendors and have gotten some answers resolved as well, though sometimes getting them on the phone is difficult. It all depends!
Chris John | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Jive

Jive 5.0
Based on 3 answers
Jive online training is there. It is OK/average. I feel some other companies are doing better. It is not a piece that is required to have a successfully implementation, but it could be useful to improve it
Maxime Guglielmetti | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.4
Based on 1 answer
No answer on this topic is available.

Implementation Rating

Jive

Jive 3.0
Based on 1 answer
If I did this over, I would hire out the implementation. They know the best practices and could have guided us to make an easier to use setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

MS SharePoint 6.0
Based on 4 answers
Planning to the last detail would be advised. SharePoint is a very large application that takes a lot of finesse to get operational
Christopher Corbett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Jive

We had a Google phone number set up before and Jive was a lot better option than that. It is more consistent and can be configured much easier and with more advanced settings. Additionally, based on the pricing as well as working with the rep on our account, it was a perfect option for us
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

While SharePoint isn't as easy to use as Igloo or Squarespace, it comes bundled with Office 365 and drives the backend of those tools. I don't see SharePoint as a place people want to go and see stuff, but rather as a glue that supports all the other Office Products. If we get more in house expertise, then it could be a place that people manage work, but it's not used that way right now
Matthew Deakyne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Jive

  • reduce email traffic
  • reduce amount of files/documents scattered & lost across shared drives
  • increased discovery, awareness and interaction of historically more separated individuals & team functions across the organisation
  • from an IT perspective, we've benefited from improved IT operations (e.g. troubleshooting info shared and easily searched/found with all team members - such that even junior team members can solve technical problems outside of business hours, lessening the burden for standby/call-in for more senior team members)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

MS SharePoint

  • We moved from DocuShare to MS SharePoint and it's been proven very effective.
  • Using MS SharePoint has provided immediate access to documents to staff where in the past, they would have to wait for an admin staff to forward to them.
  • It has been a positive impact for our organization - our newer staff has really benefited from MS SharePoint.
Jessalyn Ka | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Jive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

MS SharePoint

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Jive
7.6
MS SharePoint
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Jive
6.6
MS SharePoint
9.2

Usability

Jive
6.1
MS SharePoint
6.8

Reliability and Availability

Jive
5.0
MS SharePoint

Performance

Jive
9.0
MS SharePoint

Support Rating

Jive
6.9
MS SharePoint
5.0

In-Person Training

Jive
MS SharePoint
4.5

Online Training

Jive
5.0
MS SharePoint
6.4

Implementation Rating

Jive
3.0
MS SharePoint
6.0

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