Acquia Launches Rescue Program for Jive Software Customers [July 31, 2013]

BURLINGTON, MA - Successful businesses today must create a direct relationship with savvy consumers who are abandoning old-fashioned, standalone social communities in favor of fully integrated digital experiences. That's why Acquia is pronouncing the death of the standalone social business software vendor -- and launching a rescue program for Jive Software customers. Current Jive customers can begin using Acquia Drupal Commons for free, and start building great integrated digital experiences today!

One of the top 20 enterprise technology companies recently replaced Jive Software with Acquia Drupal Commons because it found Jive's solutions too expensive to own, difficult to customize and impossible to integrate with the rest of its digital customer experience. Only Drupal Commons leverages the 22,000-strong Drupal module ecosystem to create innovative features for its social platform, making it easy for companies to create a branded solution that has "plug-in" integration with best-of-breed digital marketing software. For these reasons, the company expects to save millions through its replacement of Jive.

"Legacy social business software platforms like Jive encourage companies to treat social as a silo, a dated approach that doesn't work in today's marketplace; this is why they're declining," said Tom Wentworth, CMO, Acquia. "It's time to stop treating social as something different. Acquia Drupal Commons blends content, community and commerce to create the great digital experience consumers have come to expect."

Social business software platforms don't need to be expensive to own; they should be scalable, customizable and flexible to ensure a well-rounded digital enterprise. Jive only addresses the community component, completely missing out on the crucial opportunity to connect content and commerce. That's just not good enough.

With the power of the Drupal community behind it, Acquia is making a commitment to the market to make it easy for any company, of any size, in any industry to implement social into an integrated digital strategy, without the high costs associated with legacy social platforms. Enterprises can be agile in their approach to delivering a digital experience, as open source enables faster innovation than what can be achieved with proprietary software solutions, like Jive.

Forrester Research, Inc. recently identified Acquia Drupal Commons as a Leader in the Forrester Wave™ for Social Depth Platforms report. Drupal Commons received the second highest score for usability and the highest score in the integration category, with the report citing, "Acquia provides the best integration options of all the vendors we evaluated. Customers touted Acquia Drupal Commons for its flexibility, ease of use and high return on investment." "The Forrester Wave™ Social Depth Platforms, Q3 2013" is available for download at

Current Jive customers who are unhappy with the high costs and limited flexibility of the Jive platform can sign up for a free consultation with an Acquia specialist, or begin using Acquia Drupal Commons on Acquia Cloud Free Tier.

For more information on Acquia's social offerings and integrated digital experiences, visit

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