PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 12, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE) today announced that Gartner, a leading analyst firm, has named Jive a leader in its 'Social Software in the Workplace" Magic Quadrant report. This is the fifth consecutive time Jive has been a leader in this Magic Quadrant 1 report. Gartner positions vendors in the leaders quadrant based on completeness of vision and their ability to execute on that vision. Complimentary copies of this report can be downloaded on Jive's website. "We are honored to be recognized by Gartner as a leader in social business. I am convinced that, in large part, this is a result of our ongoing dedication to deliver the best experience and the most productive platform for our customers," said Christopher Morace, chief strategy officer for Jive. "This past year has seen Jive successfully execute on our vision and strategy – resulting in new customers, growing market share and robust quarterly platform updates that continually boost the business value companies can achieve through social collaboration." According to Gartner, "Leaders are well-established vendors with widely used social software and collaboration offerings. They have established their leadership through early recognition of users' needs, continuous innovation, overall market presence, and success in delivering user-friendly and solution-focused suites with broad capabilities." 1 Gartner, Inc. "Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace" by Nikos Drakos et al., September 2013. About the Magic Quadrant Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.