Jive vs Socialcast

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.
Socialcast creates a flexible, simple, data-rich collaborative space where employees can find information from applications, systems, and people across the enterprise.
Comparing Jive vs Socialcast 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 Socialcast

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

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)
- Socialcast and Wrike go freemium (in 2012)
- Thanks to Socialcast! (in 2012)
- Hot trends by Yammer, Jive, NewsGator - video, social analytics, gamification (in 2011)
- VMWare to buy enterprise microblogging service SocialCast (in 2011)
- Jive acquired document collaboration service OffiSync (in 2011)

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

2012 - Thanks to Socialcast! to win over Jive

Sometimes the simplest tools can significantly increase business efficiency. One of them was invented by Socialcast. Recall, Socialcast - is an enterprise social network, owned by VMWare. So, there is nothing that affects business efficiency more than employees' motivation. And how IT systems help to improve their motivation? In no way. When employee looks at the IT system interface, he sees information, information, tasks, tasks, tasks. He completes these tasks, changes their status to "Completed" and .... gets the new tasks. And how nice would it be to get a "thank you" for the work done. This is the very simple feature that was recently added to Socialcast. Now, manager (or any user) can send to stream not only messages, files and links but also "Thanks". To Thanks-post you can attach standard or custom badges. And all co-workers will see this Thanks, and will be able to like it or add their kind words in the comments.

Though these badges immediately remind us about Gamification, but in this case the developers didn't invent any game mechanics. They just invented a simple and ingenious feature.