Trying Jive

If you're trying Jive for the first time with a trial version, here's a quick introduction to get you started.

Welcome, Jiver!

You're about to help your team and your entire organization work smarter and faster than ever before. With your trial version of Jive, you'll be able to connect, communicate, and collaborate in minutes within a secure, private, and hassle-free community.

Your free 30-day trial version of Jive includes the full Jive Platform (not just a "lite" version) for an unlimited number of users. Thanks to our state-of-the-art cloud-delivered infrastructure, you can start with 10 users and scale to hundreds of thousands without ever moving to a different system. In short, it's never been easier to make your business a social business.

Jive's most powerful features include personalized attention streams, collaboration and discussion features, decision-making badging, and the ability to bring any Web content into your community to discuss it with your team. With our native mobile apps, you can access your community on the go anytime from your mobile device.

So. Get started working together your way! And don't forget to join the Jive Community, where you can learn more from an active and passionate group of Jive users.

See What's New

Your community manager has set up a News page so you can see at a glance what's hot and happening in your community. Cruise through the All Activity streams to see what's Top & Trending and Most Recent.

Create Your Own Streams

Create your own streams on the fly and filter out the noise of community activity. Your custom streams allow you to focus your attention on what matters: a particular topic, place, or team. For example, you might have streams for Executive Blogs, My Current Project, Posts from My Team, Water Cooler, Email Watches, and so on. You can even follow your favorite tags in your streams.

To create a new stream, just click New Stream in the top navigation of your News page and start using the stream builder to drag and drop from a list of people and places suggested for you, or search for specific content items.

You can also add people, places, and content items to your streams whenever you're scrolling through any streams or when you're browsing though Content, People, or Places. In addition, the Recommended features that you'll see throughout the application help useful content, people, and places find you. To learn more, be sure to read Create a New Stream.

Learn How to Jive

Learn to use Jive more effectively with the Getting Started guides that walk you through typical Jive activities. Just click the bell icon next to your avatar and then Get Started in the left sidebar.

Collaborate on Any Web Content with Jive Anywhere

You can bring any Web content quickly and easily into your community by clicking the Jive Anywhere button in your browser (learn how to set this up here). For example, you might want to discuss in Jive a specific record in a CRM system, a candidate's profile on LinkedIn, or a research report on the Web. From any Web page, just click the Jive Anywhere button, @mention the relevant folks, and then get down to social business. Stop the endless email chains and meetings.

You can even tie Jive Anywhere to more than one Jive community so that you're sharing your Web content with the right audience.

Drive Business Decisions

Turn a Jive conversation into a real business decision. Using actions, you can mark comments or replies as a Decision, Success, Final, or for Action. Marking for Action allows you to assign content items to yourself or others to review before Resolving the action. Content owners can mark an item as Official, Final, Success, for Action, or Outdated. Visual badges for these states help others quickly see what has been decided, assigned to someone, finalized, and so on. Your community manager may need to enable this feature if you don't see it already in your community. To learn more about this feature, click here.

Set Up Places in a Snap

If you have permissions to create places in your community, you'll choose from a list of preconfigured Place Templates designed to support real world collaboration goals including a Deal Room for building out a sales opportunity (which you can tie to your existing Salesforce application), a Vendor Collaboration place for partnering with an external talent team, and a Support Team Backchannel for private discussions about customer cases. If you're looking for something more general, try the Team Collaboration place template.

You can also add new pages to any places that you own if your community manager has enabled this feature. New place pages are fully customizable with configurable tiles for greater design flexibility and utility.

Know Your Impact

The Impact Metrics feature provides insight about how documents, discussions, and blog posts are received by your community, including their Reach, Impact, and Sentiment.

Share and Extend the Platform

Community managers can hook up Google Drive and Gmail, Salesforce, Facebook, and Twitter so you can see and discuss updates from those services right in your Jive community, plus share your community content with external social channels.

Scale Securely with Jive

With your trial version, you can start with a small team and scale to a massive global workforce without skipping a beat. Plus, you automatically get all the latest application features and innovations, while ensuring data security and compliance.

Unlike other services that commingle your data with other companies' data, your data is isolated when you use Jive. And while some vendors hold your data hostage until you pay, you always own your data with Jive. If you want to stop using Jive at any point, you can take your data with you.

Jive Cloud is based on the same platform that runs some of the biggest networks in the world and is proven to securely scale to tens of millions of users. Click here to learn more about security in Jive.

Learn What's New in This Release

Be sure to read What's New to learn about the latest features.

I'm Convinced! Take My Money!

So you've tried Jive and want to buy it? To get in touch, just send an email to sales@jivesoftware.com. Or contact your regional Sales office by phone: you'll find our locations around the world at https://www.jivesoftware.com/about-jive/contact.

And thanks for using Jive to change your workstyle.