LONDON, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE), the leader in social business, announced that they have been selected by Macmillan Science and Education to help transform the global publishing leader's business – providing a new way for employees to connect and collaborate creatively, efficiently and productively. Operating in 50 countries with more than 5,000 employees, Macmillan Science and Education, a division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, has provided high-quality content and services to scientists, education professionals, students and academics for more than 170 years. Committed to transforming the way students learn, teachers teach and scientists discover, Macmillan Science and Education now plans to use Jive's platform to fundamentally transform the company by connecting its multiple businesses, helping employees find information, share ideas, collaborate on projects and harness the power of collective knowledge more effectively. "The digital age is transforming the way we learn, teach and discover," said Joyce Lorigan, global communications director, Macmillan Science and Education. "Investing in Jive is about giving our talented employees the space they need to connect, enabling conversations to happen and ideas to flow. Greater collaboration is key as we continue to help teachers, students and professors to push the frontiers of learning and discovery." Jive has been offered to all 5,000 + staff across Macmillan Science and Education in a phased launched from April until July and forms part of a new brand identity and employer brand for the group. Employees can collaborate within groups and teams, across businesses, while using it as a global directory that makes it easy to find people, information and experience across the group. In addition, the corporate communications team and executive team now use Jive to align the company around Macmillan Science and Education's core culture and values. "Macmillan Science and Education has long empowered curious minds to achieve great things," said David MacMillan, vice president of EMEA, Jive Software. "We are excited to help the company empower its own community of employees and executives to take social connection and collaboration to the next level and realize even greater business value."