Confluence vs Jive


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Confluence
Confluence provides one place for technical teams to collaborate—create, share, and discuss your ideas, files, minutes, specs, mockups, diagrams, and projects. A rich editor, deep Office and JIRA integration, and powerful plugins help teams collaboratively develop technical docs, intranets, and knowledge bases. Confluence free alternatives are: XWiki, MediaWiki, dokuwiki.
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Jive
Jive’s enterprise social networking platform allows you to engage employees, customers, and the social web. Increase the efficiency of internal communication, build brand loyalty, and monitor customer chatter and ideas, all from one central location. Say good bye to your intranet, multiple logins for scattered enterprise apps, and being out of the loop; the Jive Engage platform integrates the social networking tools you love and need so you can focus on what matters.
Comparing Confluence vs Jive is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Jive has better video than Confluence



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Jive has more user-friendly interface than Confluence because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Jive is more popular than Confluence

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea (in 2017)
- 3 new Jive workstyle apps aim to simplify workplace collaboration (in 2015)
- Jive integrates with Office 365 (in 2014)
- Atlassian launches JIRA and Confluence for large companies (in 2014)
- Cisco-Jive and 5 other Unified Collaboration leaders (in 2014)
- Jive acquires Producteev and Meetings.io (in 2012)
- JIRA, Confluence available as SaaS services (in 2011)
- Hot trends by Yammer, Jive, NewsGator - video, social analytics, gamification (in 2011)
- Jive acquired document collaboration service OffiSync (in 2011)
- Gartner: Social CRM - is a huge market: Jive vs Lithium (in 2010)

Looks like Jive was recently more active than Confluence (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Confluence and Jive meet head to head:

2017 - Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea. Confluence keeps calm


Jive, a community collaboration software company, is acquired by ESW Capital’s Wave Systems for $462 million. It will become part of the Aurea family of companies. The plan is to integrate Jive into Aurea’s customer experience management platform. The acquisition gives Aurea a tool for creating internal and customer-facing communities, a key piece in today’s customer service environment. It also gives them access to Jive’s customer base, which includes T Mobile, Schneider Electric, McAfee and EMC.