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Jive Review
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June 04, 2018

Jive Review

Score 7 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Jive

We use Jive for collaboration pages and to serve as an intranet of sorts - an internal knowledge base.
  • Tagging and labeling are flexible and useful for searches.
  • Document editing is flexible and supports most of the options that you would expect.
  • Page configuration and display options also allow for some customization of "look and feel."
  • Search results don't always produce timely topics.
  • I find that Jive lacks a modern aesthetic but your mileage may vary.
  • Copy / paste of bullet point content from MSWord is not effective, and this can be frustrating when transferring content.
  • Easier to find information about internal initiatives.
  • Useful for storing content in a shared repository and not on local computers.
  • The notifications system of Jive has prevented errors in executing company policy, based on alerts from Jive to flag new content.
I was not involved in the decision to implement Jive versus competitors. My presumption is that the feature set at the time was attractive compared to options like SharePoint. Useful to note that SharePoint seems to have closed the gap in recent years.
Jive is a fairly effective tool to use for an internal knowledge base and repository of employee-curated content. Group-level permissions are helpful to segment content across large teams. I would not recommend Jive as a blogging platform.

Jive Feature Ratings

Task Management
6
Gantt Charts
6
Workflow Automation
6
Mobile Access
7
Search
5
Visual planning tools
Not Rated
Chat
7
Notifications
8
Discussions
8
Surveys
7
Internal knowledgebase
7
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Not Rated
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Not Rated
Integrates with Outlook
Not Rated
Versioning
7
Video files
5
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
6
Access control
8
Advanced security features
Not Rated
Integrates with Google Drive
Not Rated
Device sync
Not Rated