jive communications - Top 13 Alternatives

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Dec 20, 2021

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The top alternatives to Jive Interactive Internet in the intranet and VoIP niche are Microsoft SharePoint, Yammer, eXo Platform, and Simpplr. In essential aspects, Jive Intranet is compared to its alternatives below:
  • Functionality: Jive Interactive Intranet has the basic functionalities of an enterprise social network software. In comparison, Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer do not have the blogging and news feed features, while Simpplr does not have the policy management feature with which Jive is equipped.
  • Popularity: Jive software solution is used by millions globally, and is a popular brand, once publicly traded before Aurea Software acquired it. In comparison, Microsoft SharePoint and Yammer are equally popular brands. Simpplr raised $32 million in a 2021 investment round, while eXo Platform boasts clients like the United States Department of Defense and NATO.
  • Customer/Industries: Jive targets businesses in healthcare, information technology, computer software, telecommunications, etc. Its competitors also have multiple industry targets and are not exclusive to any in particular.
  • Cost: Jive pricing is undisclosed, but ITQlick experts have rated the software 1.4 out of a possible 5, making it a low-cost option. The software rating system considers systems rated 1 as low-cost and 5 as high-cost. In comparison, eXo Platform and Microsoft SharePoint pricing start at $5 per user per month, billed annually, while Simpplr offers personalized quotes based on factors like company size.
  • Support: Users of the Jive Interactive software can access support through the following channels: email, FAQ, phone, knowledge base, chat, 24-hour live representative. SharePoint and eXo Platform have similar support channels, while 24-hour live rep and phone support are unavailable for users of Yammer. Simpplr does not offer support through chat and 24-hour live representatives.
  • Scalability: Jive Interactive Intranet is scalable for businesses of all sizes, targeting medium to large-scale enterprises. Its alternatives are scalable for companies of all sizes, Yammer can support businesses sized between 2-500 users.
  • Cloud/On-premise: Jive Interactive Intranet is a cloud-based software solution. In comparison, all its alternatives are cloud-based software, except Microsoft SharePoint, which can be deployed on-premise.

2021's Top jive communications Alternatives

Here are the top 4 alternatives to jive communications that are worth checking out: SolarWinds for SMBs, RingCentral Phone for large size business, Nextiva Business VoIP for growing companies, and 3CX Phone System for startups and SMBs.

ITQlick rating ITQlick Rating is based on the software score (below) and aggregated online reviews
Score ITQlick Score is a 1 to 100 score, based on pricing, and functionality Vs. alternative solutions
Pricing pricing Score is a 1 to 10 score, based on the TCO (cost of licences, customizations, training, hardware when relevant) Vs. alternative solutions
License pricing license pricing (if provided by the software vendor)
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jive
ITQlick rating
4.6/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
2.8/10
License pricing
$19.95 per user/month
Functionality
7
Review
Best for SMBs
SolarWinds
ITQlick rating
5/5
Score
94/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$949 per user/year
Functionality
38
Best for Enterprise
RingCentral
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
4.2/10
License pricing
$19.99 per user/month
Functionality
34
Growing
Nextiva
ITQlick rating
4.2/5
Score
93/100
Pricing
3.2/10
License pricing
$18.95 per user/month
Functionality
27
Free version
3CX
ITQlick rating
4.5/5
Score
90/100
Pricing
5.6/10
License pricing
$75 per license
Functionality
13
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1. SolarWinds - Best for SMBs

SolarWinds is an alternative VoIP software, SolarWinds used on the cloud, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. SolarWinds, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

SolarWinds is rated 5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (SolarWinds offers 38 main features). compare head to head: SolarWinds Vs jive communications

2. RingCentral Phone - Best for Large Business

RingCentral Phone is an alternative VoIP software, RingCentral Phone installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. RingCentral Phone, with a pricing score of 4.2 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

RingCentral Phone is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (RingCentral offers 34 main features). compare head to head: RingCentral Phone Vs jive communications

3. Nextiva Business VoIP - Best for Growing Companies

Nextiva Business VoIP is an alternative VoIP software, Nextiva Business VoIP used on the cloud, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Nextiva Business VoIP, with a pricing score of 3.2 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

Nextiva Business VoIP is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Nextiva offers 27 main features). compare head to head: Nextiva Business VoIP Vs jive communications

4. 3CX Phone System - Best for NO Budget or Start up Companies

3CX Phone System is an alternative VoIP software, 3CX Phone System installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. 3CX Phone System, with a pricing score of 5.6 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

3CX Phone System is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (3CX offers 13 main features). compare head to head: 3CX Phone System Vs jive communications

5. ShoreTel

ShoreTel is an alternative VoIP software, ShoreTel used on the cloud, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ShoreTel, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

ShoreTel is rated 4.9 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShoreTel offers 6 main features). compare head to head: ShoreTel Vs jive communications

6. Business Voice

Business Voice is an alternative VoIP software, Business Voice installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Business Voice, with a pricing score of 2.6 is considered less expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

Business Voice is rated 4.5 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Business offers 5 main features). compare head to head: Business Voice Vs jive communications

7. eVoice

eVoice is an alternative VoIP software, eVoice installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. eVoice, with a pricing score of 6 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

eVoice is rated 3.4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (eVoice offers 17 main features). compare head to head: eVoice Vs jive communications

8. Five9 Cloud Contact Center

Five9 Cloud Contact Center is an alternative VoIP software, Five9 Cloud Contact Center installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Five9 Cloud Contact Center, with a pricing score of 10 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

Five9 Cloud Contact Center is rated 4.2 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Five9 offers 18 main features). compare head to head: Five9 Cloud Contact Center Vs jive communications

9. VoIP Phone Systems

VoIP Phone Systems is an alternative VoIP software, VoIP Phone Systems used on the cloud, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. VoIP Phone Systems, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

VoIP Phone Systems is rated 4.7 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (VoIP offers 6 main features). compare head to head: VoIP Phone Systems Vs jive communications

10. ShoreTel Sky

ShoreTel Sky is an alternative VoIP software, ShoreTel Sky installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. ShoreTel Sky, with a pricing score of 7.6 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

ShoreTel Sky is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (ShoreTel offers 24 main features). compare head to head: ShoreTel Sky Vs jive communications

11. Phonebooth

Phonebooth is an alternative VoIP software, Phonebooth installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Phonebooth, with a pricing score of 2 is considered less expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

Phonebooth is rated 4 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Phonebooth offers 10 main features). compare head to head: Phonebooth Vs jive communications

12. Vonage Business Solutions

Vonage Business Solutions is an alternative VoIP software, Vonage Business Solutions installed on-premises or used cloud based, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. Vonage Business Solutions, with a pricing score of 4 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

Vonage Business Solutions is rated 4.1 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (Vonage offers 17 main features). compare head to head: Vonage Business Solutions Vs jive communications

13. WebEx

WebEx is an alternative VoIP software, WebEx used on the cloud, jive communications can be used on-premises and on the cloud. WebEx, with a pricing score of 5.4 is considered more expensive to implement than jive communications with a score of 2.8.

WebEx is rated 4.3 stars by ITQlick experts, both software products offer a good range of features (WebEx offers 3 main features). compare head to head: WebEx Vs jive communications

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.