Jive alternative:
Comparing Jive with Happeo 

★★★☆☆  vs. ★★★★☆

Jive is rated 3.8 out of 5 stars on G2, while Happeo scores 4.5.

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. 

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Comparison overview:
Happeo vs. Jive

Happeo image: Happeo vs Jive
Jive image: Jive intranet
 
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Digital Workplace

Happeo

  • Search
  • Third-party launcher
  • Integrated Drive Editing
  • Integrated Docs Editing
  • Integrated Slides Editing
  • Integrated Sheets Editing
    • Seamless permissioning 

Jive

  • Search
  • Third-party launcher is possible only with a link 
  • Integrated Drive Editing
  • Integrated Docs Editing

Social Intranet

Happeo

  • Page builder
  • Social channels
  • Analytics
  • Influencer analysis
  • Widgets
  • Branded file templates
  • Personalized news feed
  • Announcements

Jive

  • Page builder 
  • Social channels
  • Analytics
  • Influencer analysis
  • Widgets

Collaboration platform

Happeo

  • Integrated Hangouts conferencing
  • Integrated Calendar editing
  • People directory
  • Slack integration
  • User-creatable channels

Jive 

  • Integrated Hangouts conferencing
  • Integrated Calendar editing
  • People directory
  • Skype integration
  • User-creatable channels

Overall features

Happeo

  • Mobile app
  • Push notifications
  • Single Sign On
  • ISO compliant security
  • GDPR compliant
  • Fast time to deploy
  • Top-down communications
  • Bottom-up communications
  • No training required
  • Custom branding
  • Google Workspace integration
  • User-first design
  • Multilingual

Jive

  • Mobile app
  • Push notifications
  • Single Sign On
  • ISO compliant security
  • GDPR compliant
  • Fast time to deploy
  • Top-down communications
  • Bottom-up communications
  • No training required 
  • Custom branding
  • Office 365 integration

User Ratings:
Happeo vs. Jive

Data powered by G2

Happeo

9.2
 
 

Ease of use
Employee Intranet Average: 8.5

9.4
 
 

Quality of Support
Employee Intranet Average: 8.5

8.5
 
 

Ease of Setup
Employee Intranet Average: 8.7

Jive

7.7
 
 

Ease of use
Employee Intranet Average: 8.5

7.9
 
 

Quality of Support
Employee Intranet Average: 8.5

7.6
 
 

Ease of Setup
Employee Intranet Average: 8.7

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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.

 

 

 

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