Jive vs Sharepoint

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.
SharePoint's multi-purpose platform allows for managing and provisioning of intranet portals, extranets and websites, document management and file management, collaboration spaces, social networking tools, enterprise search, business intelligence tooling, process/information integration, and third-party developed solutions. SharePoint can also be used as a web application development platform. SharePoint alternatives for small business are: Office 365, Box, G Suite, Zoho. There are also free open-source alternatives to Sharepoint - Alfresco, Nuxeo, Liferay Portal.
Comparing Jive vs Sharepoint 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 Sharepoint has better video than Jive

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

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

- SharePoint 2016 finally added SharePoint Framework Support (in 2017)
- Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea (in 2017)
- SharePoint Framework is generally available (in 2017)
- Microsoft connects SharePoint Team Sites to Office 365 Groups (in 2016)
- Microsoft released SharePoint for Android (in 2016)
- Microsoft brings SharePoint to iOS (in 2016)
- SharePoint adds new document libraries (in 2016)
- 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)

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

2010 - Gartner tries to sort out the Enterprise Social Software market: Sharepoint vs Jive

Social Software
Gartner has published the Magic Quadrant for enterprise Social Software market 2010. In the previous similar report in 2009 the MQ reminded the Brownian movement of molecules because of the large number of vendors and approaches to the enterprise social tools. That's why Gartner decided to clarify its approach. At first, they split the Social Software for internal and external. The external was defined as Social CRM - and moved to the separate report. And this Magic Quadrant is focused only on internal social tools, designed for collaboration within enterprise. Additionally in order to mute the noise, Gartner introduced several restrictions. First, each vendor should have at least 100,000 end users. Second, each product should include the following social tools:

- user management
- user profiles
- roles and access control
- configurable group, project, team or community areas
- document sharing
- discussion forums
- blogs
- wikis

Besides, Gartner has introduced one more strange criteria: each product should provide the on-premise version. Because of this, the report doesn't include pure SaaS products: Salesforce Chatter, Yammer and PBWorks, which should be among the market leaders.

Like in the previous year report, the leaders are Microsoft (Sharepoint), IBM (Lotus Connections, WebSphere Portal, LotusLive) and Jive (Jive SBS). Jive - is an absolute champion. Jive is the leader in Gartner's latest Social CRM report and Jive is the leader in Social Software reports from other analytical companies: Forrester and Info-Tech.

Google, which quickly entered the social software market in the past year, has quickly disappeared from it. Google Wave - is to be closed, and Google Buzz hasn't got much popularity.

We note also the appearance of SuccessFactors near the leading group. This talent management solution with the acquisition of CubeTree entered social software and collaboration market and is ready to compete with Sharepoint and Salesforce Chatter.

2009 - Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Social Software 2009: Jive vs Sharepoint

Social Software
Gartner has presented the second Magic Quadrant report for Enterprise Social Software market. Since last year 3 companies have appeared in the Leaders section, that was empty in the previous report: Microsoft (Sharepoint), IBM (Lotus Connections, Quickr, WebSphere Portal) and Jive Software (SBS). They are challenged  by Atlassian (Confluence) and Open Text that earlier this year unveiled the social module for it's ECM platform - Social Workplace. Not far from it - the main competitor on the ECM market - EMC (Documentum). We also note the stealth appearance in the Magic Quadrant of Google with its revolutionary products Google Wave and Google Buzz. In general, the social software market in the eyes of Gartner analysts still looks like a Brownian motion of unclear vendors.

2003 - Sharepoint Portal Server 2003 becomes a part of MS Office to challenge Jive

Sharepoint Portal Server 2003
Today, along with the release of new MS Office 2003, Microsoft has released the new version of its enterprise portal software SharePoint Portal Server. Yes, Sharepoint Portal - is now a part of the Microsoft Office suite and has an official name Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. Interestingly, the lite free edition of this product Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) has recently moved in the opposite direction - from MS Office to MS Windows Server. Microsoft reps explain that SharePoint Portal is a product and SharePoint Services is a technology. By the way, the new version of SharePoint Portal uses WSS as a platform (hence, it uses .Net Framework and MS SQL Server). As you may recall, the new version WSS 2.0, that was released this summer, added a lot of collaborative functions, so it's interesting what is the added value of SharePoint Portal.

The fact is that though WSS 2.0 provides advanced collaborative features, the use of these extensions can turn into a nightmare for IT administrators. Users will create uncontrolled websites on different servers without the possibility of centralized administration and global content search. That what SharePoint Portal is for. In addition, SharePoint Portal provides a single user base, integrated with Active Directory, and each user has own access rights and a personal page.

Besides, like WSS 2.0, SharePoint Portal 2003 has got close integration with other MS Office 2003 applications: Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Office Communications Server and MS Project.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 costs from $ 20 to $ 40 per user.