Jive gets Cloudy. Or the Cloud gets Jivey. Either way, Jive is now available as Software as a Service (SaaS)

Enterprise software is a huge business. But the world of installed software and corporate server farms dwindles every day. Today, it’s dwindling even more.

Following in the footsteps of juggernauts like Salesforce.com, Jive Software has made the decision to move their service to the Cloud.

Now you can take your social business network with you anywhere on the web. Whether you’re checking out a sales opportunity in a CRM system, or a job candidate in Linked In, or a file in Google Docs, Jive Anywhere shows you relevant content, conversations, and connections from your Jive community. See what your colleagues are saying, start your own discussion, view related documents. It’s completely automatic: no integration required.

Many would argue this has been a long time coming. But its timing couldn’t be better. According to Bloomberg:

The move is significant for Jive, a company that has more closely resembled a traditional business software maker. Its salespeople fly across the country knocking on doors and selling licenses to IT buyers. That method has worked for some 700 of its customers, including T-Mobile, Toshiba and Yum! Brands, which use Jive for communicating within departments, document collaboration and creating Facebook-like activity streams.

Whether Jive is late to the browser party or not, CEO Tony Zingale said making the product web accessible to anyone with a company e-mail address opens it up to potentially millions of new users. They just go to Jive’s site, sign in and get a free trial for 30 days.

Pricing starts at $12 per user per month. The full package runs $18 per user per month. Either package requires a 25 user minimum. So after the 30 day free trial, it will take around $300 a month to get going.

For more information, visit Jive On.


  1. I love this, but the price is still a little high for small companies 🙁

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