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Jive Receives Entrepreneurial Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan


Although Jive has achieved some amazing growth, at the core, we still love to think of ourselves as a big startup. Frost & Sullivan, a leading analyst group in the United States, has recognized our efforts and has awarded Jive Communications with the “Entrepreneurial Company of the Year” award in the North American Hosted IP Telephony and Unified Cloud Communications market. We are honored that our efforts to build a world class product are continuing to be recognized on a national level.

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So what does all of this mean?

When stacked against all of our competition, Jive has won out in terms of key features, continued product enhancements, service reliability, and competitive pricing. Sweet! Frost and Sullivan notes that while most providers offer a wide range of services, Jive stands above the rest with a “compelling feature set that comprises telephony, auto attendant, unified messaging, chat, presence, soft clients, and a free 10-party conference bridge for every user.” We often get this same feedback from our users, and we hope that receiving this award will help more people to recognize how great it is to Jive with us.

How did we get here?

Simply put, we built our service from the ground up. We determined the needs of our customers and set out to build an intuitive product they would love. Frost and Sullivan says it this way, “Unlike many of its peers, Jive does not bring any legacy telecom assets or archaic concepts to the cloud communications market. Instead, it seeks to embrace the software-as-a-service (SaaS) model by focusing on differentiated value-adds such as the user experience and agile feature development…Jive develops its own cloud communications platform, which allows it to innovate more rapidly and cost-effectively than competitors that rely on a third-party platform.”

What is next?

During 2015, we intend to continue on our growth trajectory by implementing new feature sets, expanding our target markets, streamlining the user experience, and continuing to provide the best customer support in the industry. We have a few tricks up our sleeve and think our clients will love the updates. We always appreciate getting feedback from our users, so if you have any ideas of features you’d like to see in our product, submit them at http://jive.com/ideas/

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Who does Frost and Sullivan select for these awards?

“Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in devising a strong growth strategy and robustly implementing it. The recipient has shown strength in terms of innovation in products and technologies, leadership in customer value, as well as speed in response to market needs. In short, the award looks at the emerging market players in the industry and recognizes their best practices that are positioned for future growth excellence.”

Read the full press release at http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/frost–sullivan-lauds-jive-communications-triple-digit-growth-rates-resulting-from-growth-strategy-excellence-and-product-differentiation-300016773.html