Jive vs SharePoint comparison

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Question: Compare SharePoint to Jive as an enterprise content management tool.
Answer: Jive and SharePoint overlap to at least some extend. What are the issues driving the choice?
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  • "It is pretty reasonable. It is $5 per month per user. We have 12 users now, so it is about $60 per month."
  • "Any extended support from Microsoft is expensive."
  • "The licensing model for SharePoint Online is based on per user, and it is monthly. The price of the solution overall is good."
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    it_user481668 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user481668 (User with 501-1,000 employees)

    Jive is a communication and collaboration tool in the cloud. SharePoint has a record archival function as well as collaboration functions. However, neither Jive nor SharePoint qualify as a enterprise content management tool. SharePoint has many add-ons available from multiple vendors that can enhance its record management capabilities, but to my knowledge Jive has no such availability.

    it_user106605 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user106605 (User)

    I think the most organization choose SharePoint because :
    1. SharePoint can integrated with the system.
    2. Microsoft support SharePoint.
    3. SharePoint is easy to work like Microsoft office.

    In conclude. I think SharePoint is better than Jive now.


    it_user478767 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user478767 (User)


    So to be perfectly honest with you if you are looking for an enterprise content management system then both JIVE and SharePoint are the wrong options. What you have to focus on is what the problem is that you are trying to solve. If you are after better ‘collaboration’ knowledge sharing and ways of working then I would suggest that you consider Confluence.


    it_user446067 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user446067 (Managing Director Business Change and Quality Assurance at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island)
    Real User

    Similar to @Arthur McLean before giving a response, it would be great to understand the use case of functionality driving the conversation. Also would be good to understand the persona of the group - are they marketing/sales, are they developers, are they administrative staff.

    Doesn't have to be comprehensive response, just enough so responses will be more driven to your needs.

    it_user131130 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user131130 (User)

    SharePoint is still the best, well ahead of Jive, thats why there is a Jive connector for SP. Like BI tools, all of them have the Export to Excel button. With the SharePoint Online it is possible to have everything for less cost.
    If SharePoint Support is not so good, it is because service desk workers are not enough trained.
    By the way.. Microsoft is delivering all power to end users, It need just to deliver the environment and apply the security polices. Users can do everything else, including workflows.

    it_user78465 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user78465 (CEO at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees)

    Having worked extensively on two different SharePoint projects over several years, and having conducted an extended trial use of Jive and several other enterprise social networking tools like it (Podio, Yammer, MangoApps, etc.), GIVEN JUST THOSE TWO OPTIONS, I would recommend Jive over SharePoint for the following reasons:

    1) Once you get established on Sharepoint, due to the cost of setup and annual subscription fees, you will get stuck on a very expensive merry go round ... NOT FUN!

    2) Operating SharePoint is extremely IT staffing expensive ... BUDGET AND STAFFING DRAIN FOR BOTH IT AND BUSINESS USERS!!

    3) You can accomplish the same things, better than you get from using SharePoint for much less cost ... FIND SOMETHING ELSE!!!

    PS - Sharepoint Support SUCKS, as well.

    To that end, there are a myriad cloud-based ECM/document storage and management systems out there, most easier, less expensive, and better than Sharepoint offers (Box, Dropbox, . Take your pick :)

    Do you really need an expensive and quite complicated ECM system ( ... ALSO, read staff drain, once again ... )? Or might a simpler, cheaper, more accessible, and easier to use solution work better for you?

    Additionally ...

    The enterprise social networking side of things is replete with much better opportunities than either SharePoint or Jive (MUCH too expensive and INFLEXIBLE to improvement ... BIG bureaucracy - JIVE Support also SUCKS).

    I would recommend MangoApps' enterprise social networking solution for the following reasons:

    A) Intuitive as hell.

    B) Open to improving it with simple means of engaging and discussing improvement ideas with customers.

    C) MUCH less expensive.

    D) Works well because people can easily use it, share their areas of expertise, ask questions, like it, use it, and gravitate to it naturally.

    E) Our goal is to use it instead of in house email ;)

    Hope this reply is of some help to you, Barb!

    Holler if you need anything at all ...

    John Becker

    it_user337656 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user337656 (Principal Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees)

    Both systems are brilliant in their own way and it will really depend on the user requirements.

    It'scan be much easier to make an intranet portal with jive than with SharePoint, but its capabilities are very limited. SharePoint is more complex but also offer greater connectivity and security with permission structures, useful publishing features, and the ability to create multiple site collections.

    We have a large amount of pre-configured SharePoint solutions if these would help and I would be happy to have an initial consultation FOC to see if these can help you.

    Please feel free to contact me if I can help alex.clifford@toolagen.com 07790 332 881.

    it_user166914 - PeerSpot reviewerit_user166914 (User)

    You can think of using another tool than Sharepoint (like Jive or some dotzen others), but you'll never be able to shutdown Sharepoint, if you're already using it. All companys I know still do have Sharepoint in use, despite any other tool that does a lot of things better then Sharepoint. But some things, they don't/can't. The possiblity to have a sort of mini database functionality (lists/libraries) - a record management - is missing in every other tool I've seen. And the possiblity to quickly create workflows is missing often enough. And, finally, non of the will be able to integrate MS Office in the way Sharepoint can. And, even more, in the cloud, SP has some nice features like Delve/OfficeGraph. So go for it, get an additional tool, but be aware you still will need to work with Sharepoint. :-)

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    Also Known As
    Clearspace, Jive SBS, Jive Engage, Jive-x, Jive-n
    SharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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    The workplace has changed. It has become more mobile, and has become a place where communication and collaboration across all spheres of the business is key to success. This is where Jive comes in with its cutting-edge mobile portal, its enterprise social network, and its integrative platform that is compatible with current infrastructure and modern cloud applications.

    As a portal, Jive brings colleagues, content, and current news straight to your desktop or mobile device at the touch of your fingertips. The enterprise social software aspect of Jive connects business colleagues as never-before across geographical locations and throughout the organizational structure. The Jive platform is completely flexible and integrative, and will seamlessly integrate with current systems such as SharePoint and CRM tools, as well as cloud apps like Google Drive and Okta

    SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

    Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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    Sample Customers
    Eloqua, Hitachi Data Systems,T-Mobile, UBM, Thomson-Reuters, Groupon, Nike, Cisco, and others.
    Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    Small Business50%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise65%
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Jive is ranked 14th in Enterprise Content Management while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Enterprise Content Management with 8 reviews. Jive is rated 0.0, while SharePoint is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SharePoint writes "Offers great OCR capabilities, metadata storage and proficient archiving ". Jive is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, Microsoft Teams, Slack, Yammer and Liferay Digital Experience Platform, whereas SharePoint is most compared with Citrix ShareFile, Box, WordPress, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive.

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