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Migrating Jive to SharePoint? Why replacing Jive is a smart move.


Jive was a leading social platform for many years, but the combination of changing market dynamics and its own strategic direction due to change in ownership, has contributed to a decreased market presence for Jive in recent years. 

In the ever-evolving world of digital workplaces, businesses are constantly seeking more efficient, cost-effective, and integrated solutions to enhance productivity and collaboration. Jive, once a popular choice for enterprise collaboration, is now being overshadowed by more modern and robust platforms like Microsoft SharePoint and Atlas. If you're considering migrating Jive to another plarform, this blog will guide you through why replacing Jive with SharePoint or Atlas could be a game-changer for your organization.

The limitations of Jive

Outdated Interface and User Experience
Jive's interface, while functional, can often feel outdated and less intuitive compared to newer platforms. This can hinder user adoption and reduce overall productivity as employees struggle to navigate and use the system efficiently.

Limited Integration
Integration with other essential tools and platforms is crucial for seamless workflows. Jive's integration capabilities are limited, which can lead to siloed information and inefficiencies in business processes.

High Maintenance Costs
Maintaining and updating Jive can be costly, both in terms of financial investment and IT resources. This can be a significant burden for businesses looking to optimize their budgets and allocate resources more effectively.


Benefits of migrating Jive to SharePoint

  1. Part of the Microsoft Ecosystem: SharePoint, as part of the Microsoft ecosystem, offers integration capabilities and you can leverage seamless integration with other Microsoft tools like Microsoft Teams, Outlook, and Office 365. This integration ensures a cohesive digital workplace experience, eliminating silos and enhancing productivity across the organization.

  2. Content Management: SharePoint provides a powerful content management system, enabling you to store, organize, and manage documents, files, and other resources in a centralized location. With robust version control, metadata management, and search functionalities, SharePoint simplifies content discovery and ensures that teams have access to the most up-to-date information, fostering collaboration and avoiding duplication of efforts.

  3. Enhanced Collaboration Features: SharePoint offers a wide range of collaboration features that surpass Jive's capabilities. Teams can create and co-author documents in real-time, collaborate on projects through task management and workflows, and engage in discussion boards and community sites. SharePoint's social features, including news feeds, tagging, and commenting, facilitate seamless knowledge sharing and enhance team collaboration.

  4. Customization and Extensibility: One of the key advantages of SharePoint is its flexibility and extensibility. You can customize SharePoint sites and pages to align with your organization's branding and create tailored experiences for different teams and departments. Additionally, SharePoint's extensive library of web parts and integration options enables you to extend the platform's capabilities and integrate third-party applications to meet specific business requirements.

  5. Robust Security and Compliance: SharePoint provides robust security and compliance features to protect sensitive data and ensure regulatory compliance. With granular permission settings, encryption options, and data loss prevention capabilities, SharePoint offers a secure environment for collaboration and information management. It also supports compliance standards such as GDPR, HIPAA, and ISO 27001, making it suitable for organizations in various industries.

  6. Scalability and Future-Proofing: SharePoint is a mature and widely adopted platform trusted by organizations of all sizes. As your organization grows, SharePoint can scale to accommodate increased collaboration needs and evolving business requirements. Moreover, being part of the Microsoft ecosystem ensures continuous updates, feature enhancements, and long-term support, making SharePoint a future-proof choice for your collaboration needs.


Replacing Jive with Atlas 

Mockup-3screensAtlas is built for, and on, Microsoft 365 which means you not only get the benefits of SharePoint described above, you get so much more. 

Atlas was selected by a large professional services organization to replace Jive and here are some of the reasons why:

One platform for multiple initiatives.

The power and flexibility of Atlas has enabled our customers to start with an intranet, knowledge or client portal project and then move onto other employee or customer experience initiatives. This approach uses Atlas as the central platform for information management and governance – and tools that users are already familiar with.

Productivity increases between 10% and 20% or more.

Atlas saves our professional services clients $1.5 million annually on one task alone, by significantly reducing the time spent looking for information and switching between tools.

Mundane tasks are reduces by at least 30%.

One Atlas client reduced the time it took to collate information from across the business from 5 days per month to just 1.

Investment in Microsoft technology is maximized.

Conclusion on replacing Jive

Replacing Jive with Microsoft SharePoint and Atlas can provide your business with a more modern, integrated, and efficient collaboration platform. With improved user experience, seamless integration, robust security, and enhanced collaboration features, SharePoint and Atlas are excellent choices for businesses looking to upgrade their digital workplace. Start planning your transition today to unlock new levels of productivity and efficiency in your organization.

Interested in making the switch? Contact us today to learn more about how Atlas can transform your business collaboration.

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