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Jive Software Recognizes Its Largest Sales Quarter Ever in Q209

PORTLAND, Ore., July 22 /PRNewswire/ --

Company News

  • Jive, the Social Business Software leader, continued rapid growth during Q209, with more than 80 percent revenue growth year-over-year, the largest booking quarter ever, expanded leadership, and significant customer and partner wins.
  • Jive introduced Jive Express, a SAAS offering, in May. Jive Express allows organizations to launch Social Business Software (SBS) with no upfront investment required and nothing to download or install. With Jive Express, businesses can quickly and easily build an employee community to support a variety of departmental team initiatives, while ensuring fast, reliable, and secure access to the organization's most important information and conversations.
  • Jive expanded its executive team with the appointment of Ben Kiker as Chief Marketing Officer. Leading Jive's global marketing strategy, customer and field marketing, branding and communications, strategic alliances, and corporate development activities from Palo Alto, Kiker brings more than two decades of executive and marketing leadership experience for technology companies, including both start-ups and billion-dollar organizations.
  • Jive opened an office in Palo Alto to better support the company's growing customer and employee base in Silicon Valley.
  • Bucking a trend by other technology companies, Jive Software is adding more 'Jivers' to the team.

Customer and Partner News

  • As the largest and fastest-growing Social Business Software company in the world, Jive continued to welcome enterprise organizations adopting SBS, including, Cricket Wireless, Experian, National Journal Group, McAfee, Premier Farnell, and Swiss Re.
  • In June, Jive and SAP AG announced an OEM agreement that will provide Jive customers with unprecedented visibility into the behaviors and content that represents the value of social networks. Rather than relying on a handful of analysts to produce static charts that end up buried in presentations, Jive customers will gain broad access to highly customizable and interactive reports, along with the unique ability to share, discuss, and collaborate around this information.
  • Due to the immense growth of the social business community and the customer demand to come together face-to-face, Jive announced the inaugural JiveWorld09, taking place October 27 - 29, 2009 in San Francisco. This first-ever SBS community conference will discuss the importance of Social Business Software initiatives, and will arm customers with a plan to maximize SBS results through immersive case studies, hands-on demos and training, and direct access to Jive product experts and consultants.

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  • "Jive's success this quarter speaks to the importance and urgency of Social Business Software to today's top executives," said Dave Hersh, CEO, Jive. "By bringing the power of social technology to the enterprise, we are fundamentally changing the way people work by creating ways for employees, partners, and customers to have those authentic conversations."

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About Jive Software

Jive frees people to engage in open, natural business conversations and workflows that typically are trapped inside of emails, phone calls or meetings. As the leading enterprise-class suite of SBS applications for Global 2000 companies and governments, Jive's collaboration software and community software solutions are the first to effectively manage employees, customers, and partners on a unified platform built for tens of thousands of users and millions of page views.

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