4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 5, 2016
Jive is a solid core platform that can be customized to fit your specific use cases and also integrates very well with other systems. It is fairly easy to find external Jive developers (should you need them) and you have a great resource in the Jive user community. Resource allocation from Jive Professional Services could be more timely and responsive though.
If you can, go to Jive Cloud and minimize your customizations. Cloud users always get the latest software and security updates first and have better reporting tools.
Jive integrates well with 3rd party software and the interface is easy for most users to learn.
Technical support could be stonger. It's there if you want to pay a premium for it.
Make security features a priority for all customers, not just cloud customers.
Develop a better strategy with Jive on future proofing the customizations. We have been stuck on an older version for years because of the resources needed to ensure plug-in compatibility with the latest hosted release.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 10, 2016
solution rolled out globally in just a few months with excellent adoption. started with a handful of clear business use cases improving specific worklflows and with enthusiastic business champions.... product went viral of its own accord. IT had no real control of the takeup but neither did we need to control it. We steered the 'how to' community for a while but even that was quickly devolved to the business champions.
treat it as a change management initiative not a technology rollout. Find compelling reasons for people to go there to do at least part of their day jobs - ie not just corporate comms or portal replacement.
do it a year earlier!!
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Aug 23, 2016
Overall, we had a great experience working with Jive team and building our use cases. There are lots of features and it is easy to implement when comparing with other tools. So far we have received good feedback. However there is no same size fits all, so ensure that you find something that meets the business needs and objectives.
5 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 18, 2016
Implementation, upgrades and maintenance have never been easier. Jive has an exceptionally high product quality and with their scalable hosting practice make sure our site is running like a well-oiled machine. Pair that with their very responsive network and security monitoring I've never felt more comfortable leaving our intranet sustainment in a vendor's hands.
Bulletproof product and their case management through their own community.
There are very, very few things you cannot do with Jive. Between out of the box functionality and integration solutions, there is a world of possibilities.
The support personnel are very knowledgeable about the Jive product. Without engaging with other customers in the general community, there is a small margin between what can and should be officially supported.
Deployment responsibilities for both parties were exceptionally clear. Both parties did all of their work on time, resulting in a smooth, low-stress deployment. Jive has a wealth of experience as part of their deployment engagement.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jul 7, 2016
I love Jive's support. We have a dedicated resource to help us through issues.
Copy & paste formatting issues.
There is room for improvement but overall, the product is good.
Jive's support is amazing. They setup a meeting each week to discuss outstanding issues.
Jive set us up with a third party vendor called social edge. Their service was poor. They were not clear to how to implement Jive and we struggled with installation.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 15, 2016
Jive is an excellent platform and the company has an excellent program for collaboration and implementation. It can be a bit confusing for a company to get started on the project implementation. Jive employees are so used to collaboration, they can forget that others may be just emerging from email jails. However, that also sets the standard a company can strive for. I would recommend Jive to anyone.
The customer community is fully engaged, so it easy to crowdsource answers.
"Getting on the rails" can be challenging. A company has to be committed to social collaboration and the project rollout.
It can be challenging for Jive to keep up with patches from other vendors, like Microsoft. On a couple of occasions, Microsoft updates broke the Jive plug-ins. Jive had to scramble to fix.
Very open platform and knowledgeable staff. The Jive PM knows how to navigate their support model very well, but it can be intimidating to learn.
3 out of 5.0, Reviewed Jun 13, 2016
The tool has a low enough UX barrier and has enabled a grass roots adoption within our global technology group and works very well to virtually connect our multiple sites covering multiple time zones into a single organization. Our non-technology departments have had lower success adapting and figuring out how to work best in their areas. One specific thing missing that many in the business complain about is a built in hierarchical document management system - a place to store files like Windows Explorer. Many users place documents into Jive but there is no hierarchy or logical organization to the documents once uploaded. The only way to get at these documents later is to use the search feature, which does work very well. I've spoken to our account rep. a couple of times on this topic and there really isn't a good option for this need as the tool was specifically designed to not support this need. Overall I'd recommend it.
The Search feature works really well!
The lack of a hierarchial file storage system. All of the content is linear by design.
Jive has a good, stable foundation and has a lot of opportunities to grow into something more in the future. The Cloud offering makes it easy to take advantage of new features without much effort.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed May 11, 2016
The vendor is rapidly evolving their software and services. From initial implementation until current state they have made major improvements in their ability to support large enterprise customers and particularly financial services customers. They do a great job at keeping all of their documentation and support materials up to date. It is a huge benefit when all changes to the software need to be approved by your internal security, compliance and privacy teams. It is still a bit challenging to manage the configuration of the solution without a heavy touch. A lot of manual effort is involved in upgrading the product as well as tuning it over time. New features need careful testing by the customer in order to ensure that existing content is not impacted.
Start small, do not try and create a huge restrictive framework for initial rollout, you need your users to like the software and use the software before you can determine if it will be successfull and require a tighter framework.
Great features, excellent professional services staff.
All new features are available for cloud customers roughly 2 years before an on-prem customer will get them.
Better tools for change management and upgrades.
We would go cloud instead of on-premise. The internal resource cost and expertise requirement to maintain the software and continuously upgrade it is fairly high. With the number of SAAS solutions and hybrid on-prem / cloud solutions on the market now we have a really good comparison internally with the team size required to manage Saas solutions. So it's simply cheaper and less headache to go cloud instead of on-prem.
4 out of 5.0, Reviewed Dec 8, 2015
Initially it looked like a 100% fit. After using it in preproduction and in-limited rollout to selected users and partners we found some of the collaboration features to be actually better implemented and easier to use and integrating other platforms e.g, Box.
Don't' allow the project to be driven, dominated by the technology or development teams and their point of view. Involve the business from the early on and make their voice as important as the voice of technology partners.
It is quite reliable and it does not have any requirements for on premises 'supporting servers' or agents.
Limited application. Some of the features were clearly a great hype and do not proved much of use. Integration with other systems could be better.
Over promising on future developments and feature delivery and hiding some of the rough corners created some issues for us. It would be great if certain aspects of their integration story with other platform were less hype and more truth.
Don't select just one vendor, keep your options open. This is true in particular if you develop any customization or API-based software and applications, make sure you can go from one vendor and platform to another. Some of the great features that may have been driving the decision, are not so important or don't deliver such a big results as it was assumed or hoped, thats why be prepared to have few cloud platforms or vendors that you need to work with.
Some of the collaboration features were not used as we found out that there are better implemented or suited for us on Box, and that was surprising.
Satisfactory but not easy to use it relies on its own platform and community for support tickets, which is quite different and sometimes challenging to use.
Works fine or better with our AD and Okta, still required LDAP connectivity for user provisioning since some of the accounts attributes we use were not carried over in Jive-Okta integration. Integrates well with Box which is our other cloud platform of choice.
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2 out of 5.0, Reviewed Nov 10, 2015
Promised functionalities not available. Focus on cloud mainly instead of catering for on premise users.
Look for emerging platform like Slack or document based collaboration.
Look and feel Poor usability
Be transparent on vision of everything to the cloud
Get evidences on what is available and what is in development. Get clarity on the long term vision.