Jive vs RingCentral


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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.
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RingCentral
Complete cloud-based phone system for your business. Power your business with comprehensive outbound voice and fax. Your complete all-inclusive phone system. Easy to manage. Instant setup. Unlike most alternatives it provides HD video meetings. Optimize your business communications with enterprise-class voice, fax, text, mobile apps, call handling and BYOD capability. Your phone system seamlessly, integrates with Salesforce, Box, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Comparing Jive vs RingCentral 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 RingCentral



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Jive has more user-friendly interface than RingCentral 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 RingCentral

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)
- Cisco-Jive and 5 other Unified Collaboration leaders (in 2014)
- Jive acquires Producteev and Meetings.io (in 2012)
- 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)
- Social Software leaders: Jive, SocialText and NewsGator (in 2009)
- Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Social Software 2009: Jive vs Sharepoint (in 2009)

Looks like Jive was recently more active than RingCentral (at least in our news).