PALO ALTO, Calif., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), the world's premier provider of communications and collaboration solutions, today announced a relationship with Cisco to offer businesses a better way to work together to drive greater productivity, collaboration, ideation and customer service. By combining Jive's industry-leading enterprise collaboration platform with Cisco's real-time technologies like WebEx and Jabber, the result is a complete communication and collaboration offering making it possible for companies to deploy in a fully integrated, seamless experience for their employees, customers and partners.
Cisco and its partner network will now resell Jive solutions as a fully integrated component of the Cisco collaboration family. Additionally, Cisco and Jive will conduct joint product engineering to deliver further innovations and integration on the solution. Working together Cisco and Jive can work more closely to provide a complete offering for customers. See Cisco's blog post on the Cisco and Jive relationship here. "We still live in a business world where we have a separation of communications activities and the collaboration activities to accomplish work," said Jens Meggers, PhD and Vice President of Cisco's Cloud Collaboration Technology Group. "Now, with Cisco + Jive, you have two first-class offerings coming together to provide a powerful integrated experience." "Cisco is one of the most well-respected companies on the planet, with hundreds of thousands of companies leveraging their real-time communication and collaboration offerings," said Tony Zingale, CEO and chairman of Jive Software. "Together, we can bring Jive's industry-leading collaboration platform to these customers, and help drive even deeper and more productive business outcomes across their employees, customers and partners." The Jive and Cisco integration provides a unified solution that enterprises around the world require today – offering one place for employees to communicate and collaborate, one place for customer communities to foster and broaden support, and one place for partners to drive business outcomes. Enterprises can now easily go between real-time communications, like instant messages, videoconferences and online meetings, with persistent, social collaboration, like blogs, discussions, wikis, posts and online groups. For example, Thomson Reuters' 60,000 employees are already fully embracing and leveraging the power of Jive and Cisco. Through the integrated offering, Thomson Reuters' employees can automatically invite people to join and launch a WebEx meeting directly from the Jive platform. Similarly they can launch a group or 1:1 Jabber chat session directly from their Jive workflows when they want to sync with content experts versus having to log in and out of different systems.