If You Ignore It…
It just gets worse
There was a time when Jive ran circles around SharePoint (with its lengthy 3-year product cycles), but that’s not the case anymore. One could make the argument that Microsoft is innovating faster than Jive. What most people do when facing the fact that Jive and Office 365 do so much in common is an attempt to integrate the two (Jive and Office 365) either with a connector or with manual corporate processes/policies.
But for most organizations, that doesn’t work.
- Jive’s Connector treats Office 365 / SharePoint more like a data store for content and the only way you can see content is through a Jive Web Part
- The original connector that we created still exists, but we are recommending that customers make a decision between using Jive or Office 365 for their Intranet
- Some organizations try and create complicated manual policies that might work for a little while (and with a big stick), but over time people just fall into bad habits
And what happens if you just do nothing? If you just keep doing what you’ve been doing?
The Jive bill will still show up. Your users will still be confused about where to store content. Search will continue to be a disaster.
It Worked For These People
(and it will work for you)
One of our first customers was PoolCorp – their Jive based Intranet, although highly leveraged within the enterprise, was too costly to justify the recurring annual license fees. This decision to unplug and replace was delayed until 8 weeks before the annual renewal date, so meeting the project deadline was a critical success factor.
We replaced Jive with Office 365 within the 8-week deadline. We implemented similar branding and functionality in order to reduce field sales and service disruption. Migration included approximately 25,000 items with metadata (the majority were Jive Documents), 285 Jive Places mapped and majority were migrated, and over 1,200 users were migrated.
Here’s what our business sponsor had to say about the project –
“Our initiative to move from Jive to SharePoint had a strong ROI business case but was complicated due to the short window for migration completion during the end of year holiday season. We needed a technology partner who could get the job done predictably in that short 6 week period. Additionally, we required the new SharePoint Intranet site to look and navigate like the legacy Jive site in order to not disrupt the field sales and service teams across the country who rely on the system daily for operations. ThreeWill not only met but exceeded our expectations in completing the migration on time and under budget!”IT Manager, Project Management Office, Large Distributor of Recreational Products
And this was one of our smaller migrations – we’ve migrated customers with 10,000 places and Terabytes of content.
It’s Decision Time
You have a choice to make…
Do what you’ve been doing (or worse, do nothing at all).
Finally…get one (or, at least, one fewer) bill for collaboration at your company.
Which do you really want for your company?
Here’s what to do now…
Download the Jive Migrator Pack today by providing the details about your migration below and clicking “Submit.”