PORTLAND, Oregon, November 16 /PRNewswire/ -- News

- Jive, the Social Business Software leader, announced that The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) is piloting use of Jive to extend outreach and deepen engagement with external partners in government agencies, international organisations, civil society and other institutions with help from Jive Social Business Software. - OECD, one of the world's largest and most reliable sources of economic and social analysis and data, provides a forum in which governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies. - OECD relies heavily on consultation and collaboration with external partners, and has a number of systems to support information/data sharing and discussion forums. Much interaction however still takes place via email. - Recognizing the need to update its external collaboration portfolio, OECD performed a review of the latest in collaboration technologies and chose Jive Social Business Software. Using Jive, OECD implemented an external community to support both informal information sharing and collaboration with its partner groups as well as more formal discussions.

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- Many of our internal staff and external partners were demanding an easy to use, effective tool to aid in the consultation and collaborative process, said Chris Daniel, Analyst at OECD. Some users had already begun experimenting with free software available on the web. - We wanted to provide a space where partners and staff can easily engage with one another, mentioned Chris. Jive allows us to provide both secure private spaces as well as more open spaces where participants can find, discover and interact with one another, and share their findings, research and analysis. - In both the private and public arenas, we are seeing a growing demand for effective collaboration with third parties for research, contract work or established partnerships, said Dave Hersh, CEO, Jive Software. Jive SBS uniquely supports these activities by providing an intuitive interface that minimizes the need for formal training and promotes open conversations and rapid adoption.

About OECD

The OECD (www.oecd.org) brings together the governments of countries committed to democracy and the market economy from around the world to:

- Support sustainable economic growth - Boost employment - Raise living standards - Maintain financial stability - Assist other countries' economic development - Contribute to growth in world trade

The Organisation provides a setting where governments compare policy experiences, seek answers to common problems, identify good practice and coordinate domestic and international policies.

About Jive Software

Jive frees people to engage in open, natural business conversations and workflows that typically are trapped inside of emails, phone calls or meetings. As the leading enterprise-class suite of SBS applications for Global 2000 companies and governments, Jive combines social networking software (http://www.jivesoftware.com/products/employee-community), collaboration software (http://www.jivesoftware.com/), and community software (http://www.jivesoftware.com/products) into the first solution to effectively manage employees, customers, and partners on a unified platform built for tens of thousands of users and millions of page views.

SOURCE: Jive Software

CONTACT: Aaron Wessels of Reidy Communications, +1-415-643-8090,aaronw@reidycommunications.com, for Jive Software