Jive vs NewsGator Social Sites
Last updated: May 01, 2017
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.
NewsGator Social Sites is a social software for business that works with SharePoint and helps to create rich social profiles, share ideas and expertise, and effectively communicate with colleagues using all of the most promising features from consumer social networking and community software.
Latest news about Jive and NewsGator Social Sites:
01.05.17. Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea. 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.
06.02.15. 3 new Jive workstyle apps aim to simplify workplace collaboration. Social collaboration software Jive unveiled three new workstyle apps: Jive Daily, Jive Chime and Jive People. Jive Daily helps to get the word out, drive conversations and analyze communications impact in real time. Because it’s an app, workers can check in easily to see what the company brass or colleagues have to say and to find out about what’s going on at the company that’s relevant to them. Jive Chime is a vehicle for communicating from your mobile device with text or instant message like experiences without sacrificing access to your personal cell phone number or personal IM identity. And Jive People a company directory 2.0 with workplace graph. When you identify the person you want to talk to, all you have to do is hit a button to reach out to them via e-mail, phone call or Jive Chime.
17.09.14. Jive integrates with Office 365. Enterprise social collaboration provider Jive has built software connectors for Microsoft Office 365, including Outlook Online, Office Online, SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business. What this means for Jive users is that it will be nearly effortless to create and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations, as well as email, whether they are working with Office on premise, in the cloud or somewhere in between. And because enterprises are unlikely to move everything to Office 365 at exactly the same time, Jive can tie enterprises and systems together. It works across silos and serves as a communications hub that gives employees the tools they need to work across technologies more effectively, efficiently and across devices. These include Box, Salesforce and Cisco, among others.
08.05.14. Cisco-Jive and 5 other Unified Collaboration leaders. Large enterprise customers have become so impatient. They want one thing in one place — right now, in real time - the solution that provides collaboration and social interactions and communications and doesn't require long integration project. That's why, software vendors invented the new term "Unified Collaboration" and now sell their solutions under this sauce. Of course, not any IT giant can build such system. Sometimes they need to unite. In particular, the unified communications leader Cisco recently partnered with social networking provider Jive and announced that now it has the best solution on the market. However, experts note that Cisco has five strong competitors: Microsoft (Yammer + Lync), IBM (IBM Connections + IBM Sametime), Citrix (GoToMeeting + Podio), Siemens (Unify + Ansible), Salesforce (Chatter + DimDim). However, the last two vendors are currently only potential because their UC solutions are not quite ready yet.
2012. Jive acquires Producteev and Meetings.io. How you should welcome new co-workers. If you would like to become the giant of collaboration market right now, you'll need to provide customers the tools for: social intranet, file sharing (ala Dropbox), task/project management, Email and video/web conferencing. Until now, Jive was arguably the best social intranet provider and somehow solved file sharing tasks via the close partnership with Box. However, it's time to move ahead and play catch up with Microsoft and Salesforce, that don't mind buying startups to close the gaps in their collaboration suites. Today Jive has announced about the acquisition of two very good startups - task management app Producteev and online meetings tool Meetings.io. Producteev has become popular due to its convenience and multiple platforms support. And Meetings.io works as a notepad for online meetings (very simple). To welcome the new staff, the guys from Jive created this very cute movie. It's another example of useful video for business.
2012. NewsGator Social Sites 3.0 allows to personalize activity streams. NewsGator has recently found itself in the interesting situation. Several years ago, the company became the privileged partner of Microsoft to bring social features to SharePoint. Its SharePoint add-on - NewsGator Social Sites has become one of the most successful enterprise social tools thanks to the Microsoft's most fast-growing business product. But this year the green channel was closed. Microsoft suddenly acquired NewdGator's competitor - Yammer. Besides, in the new version of SharePoint 2013 Microsoft is going to greatly improve the social features (activity streams, recommendations, etc.) that can make third-party social add-ons needless. So NewsGator is trying to survive and releasing a new version - NewsGator Social Sites 3.0. What's new in it?
2011. Hot trends by Yammer, Jive, NewsGator - video, social analytics, gamification. Leading social software vendors Yammer, Jive, NewsGator updated their products and showed us the latest trends, transforming the corporate social networks. Yammer has released the desktop AIR-client (Win and Mac), added the ability to post videos in microblog posts, reward colleagues with badges for completed tasks (we have already seen such gamification in Rypple and Producteev), and realized the integration with NetSuite, reminding the bunch Salesforce + Chatter. NewsGator in its new version of NewsGator Social Sites 2 focused on improving the Sharepoint video capabilities (recall, Newsgator Social Sites works on top of the Sharepoint). Like in Yammer, videos can now be easily inserted into microblog messages and besides they are added to the video gallery (something like YouTube for the Enterprise) where all the social capabilities can also be utilized - comments, rating, likes:
2010. Gartner: Social CRM - is a huge market. At least since the previous year experts are talking about Social CRM, as of the most promising technology on the large CRM market. Now, these talks have the official confirmation - Gartner has published the Social CRM Magic Quadrant (as a rule, such reports are only created for the largest markets). According to the report, 80% of the CRM market growth in 2010 is due to the Social CRM development and the total investments in the social CRM in the next year will reach $1 billion. So what is social CRM? Gartner refers the following technologies to this concept: social Web monitoring, fetching contact information from social media, customer/partner community management, collecting feedback and ideas from customers. According to the report, Social CRM market leaders are Jive SBS and Lithium. Both solutions do not contain traditional CRM functionality, but rather, are designed for integration with traditional CRM. Salesforce, thanks to the release of Chatter, Ideas and acquiring Jigsaw, managed to get only into Visionaries section. Note the absence of startups in the Challengers section - it promises good opportunities for those who will decide to enter this market now.
2009. Social Software leaders: Jive, SocialText and NewsGator. Social Software adopts consumer web achievements (wikis, blogs, profiles, tags, ratings, social connections, people search, micro-blogging) in the enterprise environment. Of course, today almost all software vendors say that their software provides social computing, but in most cases it's only PR pitches and their software is not really social. At the same time there are few "native social software" solutions, that provide a social layer for company intranet and really enable it to achieve the social software objectives: create enterprise-wide community and improve collaboration. The most successful on this market are 3 solutions: Jive SBS, SocialText and NewsGator Social Sites.
2009. NewsGator will focus on enterprise social solutions. NewsGator, the company tha develops social media solutions for individuals and enterprises, today announced that it's closing the online RSS reader and offered its users to migrate their subscriptions over to Google Reader. This move signals Newsgator's newfound focus on desktop applications and social computing tools for businesses. Just yesterday, the company released an announcement about the momentum for its enterprise social networking product Social Sites, which recently hit the milestone of 1 million paying users.
2009. NewsGator digs into social computing. NewsGator today introduced Social Sites 3.0 - significant upgrade to NewsGator's enterprise social computing platform, and to Enterprise 2.0 capabilities in general. Companies can sign up for beta access today to see how Social Sites transforms content, activity and social graphs into "Social Knowledge." NewsGator's Social Sites 3.0 release includes two breakthrough capabilities to organize valuable content and leverage reputation in large organizations:
2009. NewsGator Social Sites has new ideas. NewsGator's enterprise social-networking solution, Social Sites, now has a component for employees to submit, discuss and evaluate ideas for business projects. There are stand-alone applications for automating these idea-generation tasks, but NewsGator believes the functionality is important enough that it should be a standard component of Social Sites. Social Sites as a whole is designed as an enterprise social-networking complement to Microsoft's Office SharePoint Server 2007. The product's idea management component lets users draft ideas not only in written form, but also with embedded images, tables, links and other elements.