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Jive as a collaboration tool in a world wide company
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September 28, 2018

Jive as a collaboration tool in a world wide company

Score 9 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with Jive

Jive is used across the company worldwide. Many different communities are created, of different sizes. For me, Jive brings added value on top of file sharing, allowing you to collaborate on documents, comment, ask questions, etc. All of this accelerates the process to create a document, and produces higher quality content while receiving feedback from people in the community. It also allows you to get help from the hidden network. Integration with Microsoft Office is very good, especially using the Jive plugin for Office.
  • Office integration
  • Data hierarchy is simple, so easy to understand
  • Same principles apply to anything (people, groups, projects, documents)
  • Document Version management
  • Quite flat hierarchy of data (group, project, document) will confuse people used to manage multi level folders structure
  • Performance sometimes
  • Notifications schema is a bit difficult to setup for the user, between too much or not enough notifications (always a tricky topic any way)
  • Information sharing
  • Visibility of the files (compared to emails)
  • Can share the same version of the files
  • Ability to Officialize and set Final status on a document very easily
I evaluated several other tools (Bluekiwi, Jalios), I use Sharepoint standard version, but it is very difficult to compare.
Only Office integration, through a jive plugin.
If the need is simply file sharing, then it is not the right application (too complex). If file sharing is the foundation of your collaboration scenarios, then it is a very good application.

Jive Feature Ratings

Task Management
4
Mobile Access
4
Search
9
Chat
Not Rated
Notifications
6
Discussions
8
Surveys
4
Internal knowledgebase
6
Integrates with Outlook
5
Versioning
9
Video files
9
Document collaboration
9
Access control
8
Device sync
9