LAS VEGAS, Oct. 11, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE), the leader in social business, revealed the winners of the 2012 Jive Awards, recognizing customers using social business to drive business results. Jive customers are today's trailblazers and tomorrow's business leaders, embracing social technologies that allow them to work more effectively and change the way business gets done.
The 2012 Jive Awards were chosen by a prestigious group of judges that included external influencers and thought leaders, previous Jive Award winners, and Jive senior leadership. This year's winners were the most diverse since the award program's inception, spanning the globe and exploding through boundaries with the help of Jive's award-winning platform.
The 2012 Jive Award winners are announced in the following categories:Teaming The Teaming Award recognizes a team or group that uses Jive for Teams to accomplish a specific goal or project that requires collaboration across the organization. Winner: HealthFitness HealthFitness serves Fortune 100 companies by providing program managers who work on location with clients to implement and run their health and wellness programs for employees. HealthFitness's search for a social solution was lead by executive management, who chose Jive after an extensive review of Jive, Chatter, and Yammer. "When we decided to implement a social business solution in our organization, I looked at all the options on the market and ultimately chose Jive for its ability to bring more efficiency and productivity to the team," said Paul Lotharius, president and chief executive officer at HealthFitness. "We're looking forward to Jive helping our program managers feel more connected with HealthFitness and their global colleagues, leading to a happier workforce." Engage Employees The Engage Employees Award recognizes a social intranet solution that helps foster cross-departmental collaboration, improvements in efficiency, problem solving, and innovative approaches to drive adoption. Winner: Millward Brown Millward Brown is a leading global research agency specializing in advertising, marketing communications, media, and brand equity research. Judges cited the enthusiasm exhibited by Millward Brown's user community and its wide, global user adoption, with 86% of employees having used Jive within five months of its rollout.