The whole point of social business is business – it allows greater strategic alignment, bolstered innovation and enhanced productivity – ultimately leading to higher revenue.  And that requires the best technology.

 

Today, it was my pleasure to share to a group of people just how and why Jive will continue to deliver the best technology innovation to businesses, allowing people to be more productive and derive real business value from social platforms.

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So what’s new on the innovation front at Jive? Actually, we have a lot on the near horizon.

 


Purposeful Places


Purposeful Places are instant and customizable workplaces on the Jive platform that connect all the important team members to each other, and the key information and context for getting work done. For example, a deal room is a Purposeful Place – one single place to collaborate around a specific sales opportunity connecting the deal tea

m to their sales support experts and the context they need to get the deal done such as competitive materials, RFPs and proposal documents, pitch decks, customer questions, CRM opportunity data, and more. 


Another example of a Purposeful Place is a Corporate Communications Executive Corner, a place for executives to engage employees around strategic communications. Purposeful Places, like the entire Jive platform, gives people the ability to work together for a specific purpose or need in real-time through hassle-free and easy to implement platforms that can be up and running in minutes.

 

 

Structured Outcomes


With Structured Outcomes people turn talk into specific actions that can be tracked, measured and then rewarded. My own favorite element here is the ability to clearly mark decisions that have been made for all to see. Sounds simple, but it’s devastatingly effective. It helps avoid cycles on e-mails and in-person meetings, where old issues and decisions are constantly revisited.


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In the coming months, you’ll also see us integrate task management capabilities into all of our workflows for those outcomes that require specific, assigned actions.


Impact Metrics


Impact Metrics provide new analytics tools that give everyone the power to measure the reach and impact of the information they're sharing. Jive goes beyond letting you know if the content was received, and tells you who it reached, the influence it had and the sentiment it generated. Did people like or dislike, engage or ignore your content?Jive-Impact-Stats.png


Ordinary e-mail doesn’t come close to giving you this kind of insight into the power of the communications you send. Too often, email makes things worse by being misunderstood – or it’s just ignored outright!

 

Impact Metrics allows you to look back to see the timeframe and catalyst that powered an idea. You can identify who had a particular idea that caught fire, and how it drove actions and outcomes.

 

Mobile


Jive has long been an innovator in mobile social business solutions, and we’re maintaining our lead. Jive’s powerful platform is accessible from anywhere, and each app (Jive Present and Jive Mobile) is designed for the psychology and behavior behind the device and the business purpose for how it is being used. 


Jive Present turns iPads into a live field presentation tool to help sales reps show and sell on a moment's notice wherever they are, with or

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without a WiFi connection. The app allows reps to have the right collateral, product information and customer intelligence they need to close deals in record time.  Jive Present is available now on iPad devices.


Jive Mobile allows you to easily keep the expertise and knowledge of your entire organization in your pocket. Now, at your fingertips, you have the pulse of your Jive community and it’s simple to browse your activity streams, reply to discussions, comment on documents and blog posts, and access information from anywhere. Jive Mobile is available on tablet devices and mobile phones on iOS, Android and Blackberry.

 

A common thread through all these capabilities is that they apply cutting edge social business technology in a way that makes an impact on how work gets done. They all focus on driving innovation and productivity, across an entire company, from any device.   .

 

So be social, and get to business.