PALO ALTO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: JIVE), the world's leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business, was positioned as the top vendor in the leader category amongst all global vendors in The Aragon Research Globe(TM) for Social Software, 2014.
Aragon Research evaluated 20 vendors for this year's report, and based the rankings on three key factors: how complete a provider's future strategy is relative to their performance in fulfilling that strategy in the market; strength of the provider's product-oriented capabilities; and the global market reach of each vendor.
"Jive continues to be a leader in the enterprise social networking market with execution that few have been able to match," said the report's co-author Jim Lundy, founder and CEO of Aragon Research, as well as the firm's lead analyst for collaboration, mobile and social.
Added Lundy, "We've seen Jive's product evolve significantly to add real-time collaboration and business-tasks capabilities to its social platform with acquisitions of meetings.io and Producteev. These moves signify a convergence in this space to add fuller collaboration capabilities that can integrate with business processes and applications."
Jive was also given high marks for its mobile collaboration solutions. "A key consideration when evaluating any provider is to look closely at its mobile functionality," stated the report. "If your mobile collaboration solution is going to be used by people in the field, look for apps that offer full social collaboration capabilities."
Continues the report, "Jive was also one of the first to introduce an app market that enabled the integration of other systems and solutions through the creation of apps that fully integrate with Jive's social graph and collaborative workflow (via the OpenSocial protocol)."
Finally, the report noted the significance of Jive's strategic partnership with Cisco, saying it "helps Jive with real-time collaboration as well as distribution."
"Jive is truly transforming the way people work," said Elisa Steele, executive vice president of strategy and chief marketing officer for Jive. "Companies using Jive are empowered to work better together - whether across their employee base, or with their partners and customers. We value the continued recognition we receive from Aragon Research and other leading research firms as a continual reflection of the high level of success our customers are experiencing with Jive."
This latest recognition builds on several major industry reports in recent years that have named Jive one of the top vendors in enterprise collaboration, including those from Gartner, Inc. and Forrester Research.
Founded by Jim Lundy, former Gartner analyst and lead for the firm's collaboration and social practice, Aragon Research is a dedicated practice advising a wide range of clients on work and the technologies and issues facing today's enterprises. For information on purchasing The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2014 report, please visit www.aragonresearch.com.
About Jive Software
Jive (NASDAQ: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog.
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