Jive vs Yammer


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Jive
Jive’s enterprise social networking platform allows you to engage employees, customers, and the social web. Increase the efficiency of internal communication, build brand loyalty, and monitor customer chatter and ideas, all from one central location. Say good bye to your intranet, multiple logins for scattered enterprise apps, and being out of the loop; the Jive Engage platform integrates the social networking tools you love and need so you can focus on what matters.
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Yammer
Yammer is revolutionizing internal corporate communications by bringing together all of a company’s employees inside a private and secure enterprise social network. Although Yammer is as easy to use as alternative consumer products like Facebook or Twitter, it is enterprise-class software built from the ground up to drive business objectives.
Comparing Jive vs Yammer is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that Yammer has better video than Jive



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Yammer has more user-friendly interface than Jive because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Yammer is more popular than Jive

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Collaboration software company Jive to be acquired by Aurea (in 2017)
- Microsoft retired Yammer as stand-alone service (in 2017)
- Yammer now allows to create External groups (in 2016)
- 3 new Jive workstyle apps aim to simplify workplace collaboration (in 2015)
- Jive integrates with Office 365 (in 2014)
- Yammer adds conversations to OneDrive and SharePoint Online files (in 2014)
- Cisco-Jive and 5 other Unified Collaboration leaders (in 2014)
- Microsoft social networks: Yammer vs SharePoint Newsfeed (in 2013)
- Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online adds iPad, Yammer support (in 2013)
- SharePoint 2013 will integrate Yammer, provide platform around the online version (in 2012)

Looks like Yammer was recently more active than Jive (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Jive and Yammer meet head to head:

2015 - 3 new Jive workstyle apps aim to simplify workplace collaboration Yammer is in panic


Social collaboration software Jive unveiled three new workstyle apps: Jive Daily, Jive Chime and Jive People. Jive Daily helps to get the word out, drive conversations and analyze communications impact in real time. Because it’s an app, workers can check in easily to see what the company brass or colleagues have to say and to find out about what’s going on at the company that’s relevant to them. Jive Chime is a vehicle for communicating from your mobile device with text or instant message like experiences without sacrificing access to your personal cell phone number or personal IM identity. And Jive People a company directory 2.0 with workplace graph. When you identify the person you want to talk to, all you have to do is hit a button to reach out to them via e-mail, phone call or Jive Chime.

2011 - Hot trends by Yammer, Jive, NewsGator - video, social analytics, gamification

Yammer My feed
Leading social software vendors Yammer, Jive, NewsGator updated their products and showed us the latest trends, transforming the corporate social networks. Yammer has released the desktop AIR-client (Win and Mac), added the ability to post videos in microblog posts, reward colleagues with badges for completed tasks (we have already seen such gamification in Rypple and Producteev), and realized the integration with NetSuite, reminding the bunch Salesforce + Chatter. NewsGator in its new version of NewsGator Social Sites 2 focused on improving the Sharepoint video capabilities (recall, Newsgator Social Sites works on top of the Sharepoint). Like in Yammer, videos can now be easily inserted into microblog messages and besides they are added to the video gallery (something like YouTube for the Enterprise) where all the social capabilities can also be utilized - comments, rating, likes:

NewsGator Sharepoint video
Regarding the new version Jive 5, it features the social intelligence tools - the system now recommends to user those materials and those employees that may be interesting and useful for him. Thus, the user sees the most important and useful information, and the "social noise" is filtered. Such social recommendations we have seen in Lotus Connections. In addition, the new version of Jive is tightly integrated to MS Office and also provides its own marketplace of (integrated) applications - Jive Apps Market.