Local Ecommerce Pioneer Chooses Jive to Provide a Modern, Global, Social Intranet for More Than 12,000 Employees Worldwide
PALO ALTO, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:JIVE) was recently selected by Groupon (Nasdaq:GRPN), the pioneer in local ecommerce, as the platform of choice to connect more than 12,000 employees across its Chicago headquarters, local markets throughout North America and regional offices in Europe, Latin America, Asia and around the world. Using Jive, Groupon will create a global, social intranet for its employees to collaborate and share information in real time.
As the leading ecommerce company in its space, Groupon was looking for one location for all employee needs and a place where employees can ask questions, initiate discussions, find peers for projects and get things done. In addition, Groupon wanted the place to be a fun, dynamic environment befitting its culture. After carefully evaluating multiple solutions, Groupon chose Jive because of the flexibility, ease-of-use and scalability of its platform.
"Groupon has grown to over 12,000 employees globally and the company needed a solution to match its global ambitions that would allow them to communicate and share content seamlessly," said John F. Rizzo, Chief Marketing Officer for Jive Software. "As part of that growth, the company required a social infrastructure to run its business on. We're beyond thrilled the company chose Jive to connect with its large, international workforce in order for them to collaborate and share information."
Within an organization, employees need to get company and industry news, strategic direction and updates necessary to know what's going on. Employees also need to be able to find and contact one another, find the best person to answer a particular question, identify co-worker roles and, in the case of new hires, find answers to all the questions needed to ramp up quickly. Previously, an organization might turn to multiple solutions to solve these problems but now, with Jive's global, social intranet, they can find everything then need, when they need it.
"The opportunity for better collaboration by building our intranet on the Jive platform allows our employees to work smarter, learn from one another, and build strong relationships with our merchant customers in order to bring the best of local commerce to millions of consumers in 48 countries," said Andrew Mishalove, Global Enterprise Community Manager, at Groupon. "When evaluating a social platform, we needed a solution that was not only powerful and scalable, but one that was designed smartly and beautifully, so our employees would keep coming back to it. Jive ticks all the boxes and we look forward to implementing it across the organization."
Groupon, launched in November 2008 in Chicago, features a daily deal on the best stuff to do, eat, see and buy in 48 countries around the world. Groupon uses collective buying power to offer huge discounts and provide a win-win for business and consumers, delivering more than 1,000 daily deals globally. To subscribe for the best deals in your city, visit http://www.groupon.com. To learn how to become a featured business, visit http://www.grouponworks.com.
About Jive Software
Jive Software (Nasdaq:JIVE) is the leading global Social Business Company. We bring social technology innovations from the consumer world into enterprises securely and at scale, changing the way work gets done. Our platform combines the power of big data, enterprise integrations and social collaboration technologies. Millions of people at the world's largest companies are using Jive-powered communities internally and externally to transform their businesses.
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