Jive Software New community, CFO and record growth Jive Software, a provider of enterprise collaboration and community software, can hardly stand it. They are just bursting at the seams with good news. With record growth, a new online community and a new CFO, who wouldn't be excited?

A New Record for Customer Growth

First Jive announced record customer growth, which benefited from the addition of accounts by Cisco, SAP, VMware and NetApp. Such assets helped to increase its customer base by 25% -- bringing the number of total customers to 2,500 -- including over 15% of the Fortune 500.

A New Online Community

Then, they announced a new product called Clearstep, an online community for social and enterprise 2.0 professionals. Clearstep is touted as the first of its kind online community, powered by Jive's own Clearspace product, for social and enterprise 2.0 practitioners. Clearstep allows professionals to have a place to interact, share best practices, and gain access to a much wider range of perspectives on common community and collaboration issues. It is intended for all social and enterprise 2.0-focused professionals, including Jive customers.


Lastly, Jive announced the addition of a new chief financial officer. Bryan LeBlanc brings nearly 20 years of finance experience at public high-tech and software companies -- the latest being WebTrends -- and will be tasked with overseeing all finance and administrative functions of the business. A hat-trick if there ever was one, Jive's successes are sure to inspire confidence and will mostly likely only contribute to their growth.