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October 05, 2011 11:00 ET

Spigit and Jive Partner on Next Generation Social Enterprise App

New Relationship Unifies Leading Crowd Innovation and Social Collaboration Platforms

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Oct 5, 2011) - JIVEWORLD -- Spigit, the crowd innovation company, today announced at JiveWorld11 the upcoming release of a Spigit-powered innovation application in the Jive Apps Market. The new innovation application is based on the recently released SpigitEngage v3.3 innovation platform. By integrating Spigit's engaging game mechanics, goal orientation, idea graduation and idea trading with Jive's social collaboration platform, customers are able to capitalize on the collective intelligence within their internal and external communities.

The new crowd innovation capabilities allow organizations to extend further into their workforce, driving cross-organization collaboration and graduating ideas through the funnel while staying within the Jive platform. The app equips Jive and Spigit customers with a single view for innovation collaboration and gives users an intuitive social method for finding, interacting with and executing ideas across corporate silos. This capability helps companies leverage enterprise-wide crowdsourcing that results in rapid innovation.

"Spigit is a market-leading crowdsourcing and innovation platform and is an important extension of the Jive social business solution," said Chris Morace, SVP of Business Development at Jive. "Spigit brings sophisticated idea management and game mechanic capabilities that will allow companies to build on the knowledge sharing and conversations already happening in Jive to generate and execute on the ideas that deliver a competitive advantage."

"Jive provides a powerful social business collaboration platform for employees and customers and Spigit wants to be everywhere where crowds have gathered to activate them into action," said Paul Pluschkell, CEO and Founder, Spigit. "Our goal is to transform the individuals that live within social networks into communities of meaning that will take action on their collaboration and produce the consequential ideas needed to innovate across the enterprise."

New features within the Spigit for Jive App include:

  • Jive users now have access to Spigit's full-featured innovation platform via a new Jive App;
  • Integration with the Jive What Matters enterprise activity stream for greater social awareness inside the enterprise;
  • Seamless experience allowing Spigit ideas to be embedded in Jive discussions and documents; and
  • Integrated search allows Spigit content to appear in the Jive platform.

The Spigit for Jive app is expected to be available from the Jive Apps Market in Q4 2011.

Integrating the Spigit and Jive experience is a key component of SpigitEngage for Enterprise 3.3, which is now available. Spigit users will now enjoy a streamlined experience when working to improve community engagement, crowd activation and business results with this updated crowd innovation and idea management platform. In addition to Spigit and Jive's strategic partnership, Spigit has redesigned key widgets within the interface, added search engine optimization, built a simpler, more interactive user experience and developed real-time translation of ideas across languages to support global workforce collaboration. SpigitEngage for Enterprise 3.3 unites crowds from the edge to the core, enabling the enterprise to engage productivity, practice intelligent execution and build innovation into their DNA.

For more on SpigitEngage for Enterprise 3.3 and the Jive integration, visit www.spigit.com.

About Spigit

Spigit, the crowd innovation company, creates a new paradigm for realizing untapped business value, connecting employees, customers and business partners for innovation and insight discovery. Using social technology and the power of crowds, Spigit's solutions tap into the collective intelligence of an organization and transform it into actionable, predictive information. By incorporating an effective mixture of game mechanics, social recognition and rewards, idea graduation, and idea trading, Spigit allows companies to harness the social capital within their internal and external communities and pinpoint the ideas that drive revenue and generate cost savings. The largest and most innovative companies in the world use Spigit to drive corporate success and create an unmatched competitive advantage, including Overstock.com, AAA, US Bank, City of New York, Estee Lauder and Capgemini. For more information about how you can enable crowd innovation for your enterprise, visit www.Spigit.com, email info@spigit.com or call 1-855-SPIGIT1.

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