Jive - A potential winner
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 12, 2014

Jive - A potential winner

Score 7 out of 10
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Software Version

5.0

Modules Used

  • gamification
  • sharepoint
  • salesforce
  • office
  • ideation

Overall Satisfaction

I have been involved in consulting and implementing Jive to various organizations. I have seen it help increase collaboration among employees tremendously. In all the organizations I have implemented Jive, I have seen it as the one stop place for employees to find out information about anything - be it information about an employee or knowledge about some matter.
Information is usually hidden within organizations and its difficult for someone new to seek and find relevant info. Jive help individuals in the organizations to rapidly search and seek out people who have expertise in that department.
  • Easy advanced customizations
  • Jive Apps (deleloper network) rocks
  • Available on cloud
  • Ready Integration with various systems such as Sharepoint , SalesForce, etc
  • Mobile Integration
  • Jive projects isn't really useful for managing projects.
  • Sometimes receiving support from Jive team can be a daunting task . Maybe due to limited resources available in the Jive team
  • Can improve much more on the mobile section
  • Jive is being used as Customer live support instead of support via phone.
  • Increased collaboration among employees
I have worked on Lithium and Liferay. LifeRay has an advantage that it is opensource and will be cheaper. However it lacks the ton of features provided by Jive. Lithium does not support advanced customizations (except for theming). Jive does have the capability to customize itself to any means possible. This is probably the main reason we chose Jive.
Users are happy with Jive collaboration software and given the amount of customization and budget spent it makes no sense moving over to a newer collaboration suite
I have worked on multiple Collaboration tools such as Lithium, Drupal . Somehow I feel Jive is easily more customizable and can easily adapt to various client requirements. But a point to note - the more the customization the more headaches you will face post live. Over all Jive does have a ton of features compared to other similar products. Its really up to the client if they feel they will need to invest in these features in the future.