Jive is an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) platform and employee-collaboration software intended for medium-to-large sized businesses. It’s owned by the American company Jive Software, founded in 2001. Organizations use it as a platform for Internal Communications to unite and engage their workforce. Jive allows employees to collaborate and exchange ideas and information through file sharing and multi-channel communication. The platform integrates with Office 365, has a mobile version, and offers features like document collaboration, event calendars, analytics, customized templates and creating content-specific groups and polls.
Although it has an abundant list of features, Jive lacks the user-friendly interface and Google Workspace integration of Happeo – and it’s those features that make collaboration seamless and loved by our customers. There are more reasons why Happeo is the best Jive alternative. You can check the complete list with differences between Jive and Happeo below. Want to see and compare other Jive alternatives? Visit our intranet platforms comparison.
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Jive works, but could use some updates
Customers have reported that Jive is often too slow and buggy on both the desktop and the mobile version. The best Jive alternative: Happeo. Its fast loading speed will ensure your employees’ undisrupted intranet experience on both the desktop and the mobile app.
Jive has limited customization options
Jive’s software is customizable, but up to a limit. It allows for some look-and-feel changes, but additional ones are complex and time-consuming to create. We know this can be a problem, but here we step in – Happeo offers a wide variety of customizable components – from your logo, colors and page-imagery down to fully-branded email digests.
Jive's search isn't an Enterprise Search
Searching for information in Jive isn't entirely intuitive – to find what you are looking for, you need to first know which storage unit's located in. This wouldn't be the case with Happeo's Enterprise Search, as it searches for content universally throughout the platform, but also through files in Google Workspace or even Gmail, and is fast to deliver you the results you're looking for.
Jive is designed for admins, not users
Jive software has plenty of features, but they're not organized through user-friendly design. The homepage feed is especially something customers aren't always happy with. End-users need time to adapt to the product and engage with it. Happeo, on the other hand, has an intuitive design and a clear structure of both the website and the mobile app. The difference is clear – Happeo's user-first design leads to a 77% standard adoption rate, and a world class 52% DAU/MAU ratio.
Jive has limited analytics
Just like many other platforms, Jive have their own in-house analytic features. According to customers, they aren't very robust. Jive's biggest competitor and best alternative Happeo uses advanced analytics and gives you overview on what your employees want and how engaged they are in a visual, easy-to-read manner.
Jive's customer service can be improved
Jive users have reported that Jive is too slow to respond to complaints. Happeo's own in-house Customer Success and Support departments won’t ever leave you hanging, which makes us to the greatest Jive software competitor. We constantly exceed our Service Level Agreement response time by 20 hours, and our Customer Satisfaction score is 6.26 out of 7. In other words: you’re in good hands with Happeo.