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Social Business in 30 Days?
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Alan Lepofsky
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Alan Lepofsky,
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5/18/2012 | 6:09:38 PM
re: Social Business in 30 Days?
In my opinion Jive's 30 day trial is not about seeing if the offering gets adoption or not, it's about taking a quick look at the product and determining if it meets the criterea to make the short list of vendors in which a company will then spend more time evaluating. Organizations don't buy software based on just a trial period alone, they are going to contact the vendor, speak to a rep, discuss pricing, customization, services, education, etc. I think Jive's 30-day trial is a great move, and it's filled with prepoulated content and Getting Started guides that help prospects learn about the features. Kudos to Jive, more vendors should do this.
EricBanter
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EricBanter,
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5/14/2012 | 6:08:51 PM
re: Social Business in 30 Days?
This reads like PR. I work at an organisation who have and are paying for Jive, and the users have all but rejected it in favour of other internally available 'social' options such as IM, email and fora. It's also shown itself to be incredibly expensive for enterprise-level deployment, especially given that any webpro could in a couple of afternoons build something with an equivalent level of functionality in a freely-available framework such as Drupal. Ultimately Jive in the opinion of at least one large business - is not the wisest option when considering doing social business.


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