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Jive Software

Contributor(s): Colin Steele

Jive Software is an enterprise social networking software vendor based in Palo Alto, California.

The company’s flagship product, the Jive Social Business Platform, offers a Facebook-like interface that an organization’s employees can use to brainstorm, collaborate and share information. Users can communicate with each other through an instant messaging client, and organizations can measure the value of these interactions with built-in social media analytics capabilities.

Jive software can also be used to add social collaboration capabilities to corporate intranets and marketing or customer relationship management (CRM) systems. In addition, the company offers consulting and technical support services to its customers.

Jive Software was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2001. The company shifted its headquarters to Silicon Valley in 2010 and went public in 2011.

This was last updated in January 2013

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