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Jive-powered employee communications solution builds on success with customer community

PALO ALTO, Calif., April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE), today announced that Plex Systems, the leader in cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) for the manufacturing enterprise, has deployed Jive's modern communication and collaboration solutions to facilitate employee communications, increase engagement, and provide a company-wide collaborative work environment. Called "Cloud City," the recently launched employee collaboration hub is an extension of the company's successful 10,000-member customer community, which launched on the Jive-x solution in 2012.

#Cloud #ERP leader @PlexSystems connects global workforce & enhances customer experience w/ @JiveSoftware

Plex is the leader in cloud solutions for manufacturing, with more than 400 customers running over 1,300 manufacturing facilities across 20 countries. Plex's workforce is spread geographically, and the team needed an agile communications and collaboration solution to connect people and organizations. Just a few months after deployment, Cloud City is already improving strategic alignment and collaboration across the entire business, while providing a fun and easily accessible way for employees to share content.

The internal Jive deployment follows the successful 2012 launch of Plex's customer community, which provides an open collaboration platform for customer implementations, support, service and collaboration on new products.

"After seeing our Jive-powered community strengthen the relationships we have with our customers, we understood the value Jive could have for our employees," said Chris Pesola, director of IT at Plex Systems. "We're growing rapidly, so communications and collaboration are critical. Jive's proven, cloud solution means we can focus on growing our business, while always having access to an innovative platform for keeping our people, our teams and our customers connected."

"Plex is transforming manufacturing, delivering cloud solutions that connect every aspect of making things, from the shop floor to the top floor," said Robert Block, chief success officer at Jive Software. "It's always gratifying to see cloud leaders, such as Plex, extend their use of Jive and help more audiences to better connect, communicate and collaborate across geographical boundaries."

7Summits, a longtime Jive partner and leading social business solutions provider, supported the design and implementation of both Plex communities.

Founded in 1995, Plex delivers industry-leading ERP and manufacturing automation to nearly 400 organizations and 1,200 production facilities in twenty countries around the world. Plex pioneered cloud solutions for the shop floor, providing insight that starts on the production line so companies can see and understand every aspect of their business ecosystems.

About Jive Software

Jive (NASDAQ: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at or the Jive News Blog.

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