PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:JIVE), the world's leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business, announced today that Jive was positioned as a Leader in TheForrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014 1. Jive, whose cloud-based platform enables employees, partners and customers to work better together, was among the select companies that Forrester Research invited to participate. The report analyzes the state of the enterprise social platform market, and evaluates 13 of its most significant vendors.
Says the report, "Jive continues to thrive by emphasizing user experience across all devices. To that end, it has invested in areas like deep email integration with Microsoft Outlook and purpose-built applications for mobile users to facilitate high-value functions like expertise location." Forrester states that broad integration and partnership differentiate the market leaders, and all "offer very mature and, more importantly, very complete offerings." As noted in the report, Jive recently announced a strategic partnership with Cisco "to bring integrated Unified Communications to the overall Jive social business offering." Additionally, customers looking for a best-in-breed communication and collaboration solution will find that, according to the report, "Jive shines when you require a best-in-breed solution with an excellent user experience across all user environments and devices." "We believe our position as a Leader validates why the world's best companies choose Jive," said Elisa Steele, executive vice president of strategy and chief marketing officer for Jive. "Jive has the most innovative portfolio of products in the market, and a passionate customer base that truly differentiates us. We are proud of our customers' success in using Jive to transform their businesses and work better together with employees, partners and customers." A complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014 can be downloaded on Jive's website. About Jive SoftwareJive (NASDAQ: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog. 1The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014, by Rob Koplowitz et al., June 5, 2014 Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130827/MM70466LOGO SOURCE Jive Software, Inc.