LONDON, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today announced that it's expanding its operations in Europe through a new presence in NORDIC, BENELUX and FRANCE. As part of this expansion, Jive is opening offices in Sweden, The Netherlands and Paris and hiring new employees in sales and sales engineering. These new resources will support the increasing demand for Jive's leading social enterprise platform in organizations across Europe. Jive Software already works with several large multinational corporations in Europe, including Bupa, Saint Gobain, Vodafone and Porsche. Social collaboration software is a changing the way work gets done in businesses across Europe. Jive's business solutions are helping companies increase employee productivity by up to 15 percent and drive business value by up to four percent incremental top-line value annually(i). Email applications are expected to decline 6.5 percent year on year with enterprise social software expected to rise 42.4 percent year on year according to IDG's collaborative applications report(ii). Jive will continue to invest in the European region as the rise of businesses requiring collaborative software increases. Last year the company announced more than 70 percent employee growth in Europe with Jive platforms integrated in companies across the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Russia. Jive plans to further extend its European reach by offering its platform in eight additional European languages in 2013. David MacMillan, vice president of EMEA, Jive Software said: "This is a key step in extending Jive's presence in Europe to support the growing demand for our platform among organizations that wish to benefit from increased productivity delivered by enterprise collaboration tools. In the next year, we will constantly review the need for a larger footprint in Europe and deploy more resources as required." About Jive SoftwareJive Software ( JIVE) is a leader in social business. Our cloud-based collaboration platform connects employees, customers and partners together – helping a company increase productivity by as much as 15%* according to research performed by a top three global business consultancy firm. By combining the power of cloud, mobile, big data and proprietary collaboration technologies, Jive is transforming the way work gets done and unleashing productivity, creativity and innovation for millions of people in many of the world's largest companies. For a free trial of Jive's next generation social business platform, please visit Try Jive. For more information, please visit www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog here. * Source: Top three global business consultancy research; November 2012 (i) The Social Economy, Mckinsey 2012 http://www.jivesoftware.com/resources/whitepapers/get-mckinsey-report/ (ii) Worldwide Collaborative Applications IDC 2012-2016 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=235279 SOURCE Jive Software, Inc.