Create A Social Network For Your Enterprise With Jive

We are all aware of the importance of coordination between departments and team members within an enterprise. Over the passage of time this collaboration has been improving with the help of company intranets and social media networks. Previously we reviewed, Yammer which is a web service that allows creating a secure social network for collaboration between departments and company employees on the whole. This time we will provide you with a review another similar service known as Jive. This web service has many features that Yammer provides with some arguably more advanced resources to help employees communicate collaborate, share files (e.g. PowerPoint files), as well as instantly create and share content.

Collaboration & Community Platform  Jive

Using Jive is quite similar in nature to other web service of its kind. All you have to do is to provide your enterprise email address and confirm your account from the activation email.

Enter Enterprise Email Address

In the next step you will be asked to add your teams name for collaboration. Alternatively, just click on “This network is for my whole organization” to enable your Jive account for company wide collaboration. You will also have to select an option to verify if your team requires complying with EU Data Privacy Laws.

Select Company URL

During the signup process you will also require specifying your name, company’s name, password and how you plan to use Jive (e.g. for general team collaboration, marketing campaign planning, improving sales readiness or managing client projects).

Sign Up for Jive

After the initial sign up formalities are complete, you will be logged into your Jive Dashboard from where you can begin collaborating with team members and other company employees. The Jive Dashboard has quite a clean and visually appealing interface with all options neatly added to the dashboard.

Jive Dashboard

Your dashboard provides everything from an introductory video to help you get started to all major options such as access to your Inbox, Actions, Contacts (People), Web Apps (Images, Lucidchart, Props and Wikipedia), The option to create discussions, upload files, documents, Blog Posts, Polls, Tasks, Bookmarks, as well as the option to share Status Updates, send/ receive Messages, embed Videos to share with colleagues and more.

Jive Dashboard Options

The Essentials package for Jive costs $12 per user per month, whereas the Essentials+ package costs $18 per user per month and comes with extra features like support for Microsoft SharePoint, Outlook, Microsoft Lync and other MS Office applications. You can also contact support for the social network Enterprise licenses. To find out more about Jive and to sign up for a 30-day free trial, head over to the Jive website (link given below).

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