alfresco.pngToday at Gartner's Portals, Content and Collaboration Summit, Jive joined Alfresco in announcing a new connector that enables Jive and Alfresco customers to seamlessly integrate the two solutions. SolutionSet, a Jive integration partner, is working with Alfresco and Jive to develop a toolkit which is based on Alfresco Enterprise 3.4 and uses the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) standard supported by Alfresco. The launch of this integration means that Alfresco customers can have the best of both worlds, by leveraging their new or existing investments in a leading Enteprise Content Management (ECM) solution and front-ending it with Jive's Engage social business platform. The same is true for Jive customers who need robust ECM for their vast amounts of existing content, and need to keep information centralized, accessible and organized. This makes every piece of enterprise content more searchable, ratable, likable, commentable and most importantly, more social.

 

As we have seen with our recent customer survey data, enterprises that fully adopt social business have started to yield impressive ROI numbers. Part of the winning formula for success in social is integrating it into existing business operations and business process so that the value can cross departments and locations. This means integrating the social system into existing enterprise platforms such as ECM/CMS systems, and treating it as mission-critical alongside other core business platforms. Customers asking for seamless integration between Jive's social business platform and Alfresco is a great example of this trend, and a clear indication that social business is becoming the new way to work. There are numerous benefits we could talk about, but some of the most impactful are reducing data silos and improving the value of enterprise search. In fact, Sameer Patel of Sovos called the toolkit a  "meaningful effort towards performance acceleration" in his latest blog post.

 

 

Existing Jive customers have been very excited about the news:

 

As a customer of both Jive and Alfresco, we are already taking advantage of Alfresco's robust document management features on our Jive C3 Collaboration Platform. We are pleased to see that Jive and Alfresco are partnering to deliver tighter integration and long-term support for our combined solution.

~ John A.Glowacki, Jr. Corporate VP and CTO, CSC

 

The toolkit will be available soon as part of Alfresco Enterprise 3.4. If you are at the Gartner PCC or 360 this week in LA, stop by the Jive or Alfresco booths for more information and a preview of the solution.

 

Full press release can be found here: http://bit.ly/ehBLPE

 

Learn more at Alfresco's new solution page: http://www.alfresco.com/products/integrations/jive/

 

Visit Jive's technology partner page: http://www.jivesoftware.com/partners/technology

 

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