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Jive Named A Leader In Social Depth Platforms by Independent Research Firm
"Jive offers a mobile and user-friendly platform that is a customer favorite"

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: JIVE), the world's leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business, today announced that the Jive-x external community solution was positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Social Depth Platforms, Q2 20151. Out of the four Leaders in this evaluation, Jive received the highest score in the "current offering" category.

Jive, whose Jive-x offering provides companies with an out-of-the-box solution to drive brand affinity and foster prospect, customer and partner engagement, was among the select companies that Forrester Research invited to participate. The report analyzes the state of the social depth platform market, and evaluates seven of its most significant vendors.

Forrester Research states in the report that all four of the Leaders provide a robust set of pure social depth capabilities and the right balance of customization, integrations and out-of-the-box features for marketers across a range of industries.  Forrester notes that Jive received high marks for its content discovery and usability.

Says the report, "Jive received high marks for its advanced mobile features and ease of use: the two primary ingredients for accelerating user adoption of its platform."

Additionally, according to the report, "Customer references were favorable, touting Jive's professional services and customer-centricity as highlights (and a primary reason for switching to Jive from other competitors)."

"Jive has built a commanding reputation for providing a best-in-class external community offering that brands of all sizes rely on," said Colleen Jansen, vice president of global marketing for Jive. "For us, this report signals the increasing importance of engaging customers through social experiences. We are proud to be recognized as a leader; we believe this reflects our commitment to ongoing innovation. We will continue to help companies deliver powerful customer support and engaging experiences to drive brand affinity and loyalty." 

A complimentary copy of The Forrester Wave™: Social Depth Platforms, Q2 2015 can be downloaded on Jive's website.

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 www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog.

1The Forrester Wave™: Social Depth Platforms, Q2 2015, by Kim Celestre et al., June 22, 2015

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SOURCE Jive Software

Jason Khoury, Jive Software, 650/847-8308, Jason.Khoury@jivesoftware.com, Marcelo Vilela, Text 100 for Jive Software, 415/593-8419, marcelo.vilela@text100.com