Jive Software expands presence in Israel

Jive Software Inc has announced the expansion of its operations in Israel with a new office in Tel Aviv. Along with the well-established Portland, Oregon office in the United States, Jive Israel serves one of the company’s flagship development and innovation centers.
“Our Jive Israel team has played a huge role in our rapid innovation, especially through the introduction of mobile apps like Jive Chime and Jive Daily, and the seamless integration of these apps within our broader solution offerings,” said Elisa Steele, CEO of Jive Software. “With this new office and the talented Jivers we have in Israel, we continue to execute on our vision for the future of collaboration and accelerate our product roadmap.”
The Israel office was initially established following Jive’s acquisition of OffiSync in May 2011. Since then, the organization has expanded from a small local team into dozens of product and engineering groups. As a valuable complement to the company’s other center of engineering excellence in Portland, Oregon and first-class regional offices around the world, the Jive Israel office is driving the next wave of product innovation for the company – including the Jive WorkHub, the company’s interactive intranet and external community solutions, and the mobile apps integrated throughout.
“We are seeing tremendous interest in Jive Israel as we establish our center of engineering excellence in the region,” said Ari Margalit, vice president of engineering and general manager of Jive Israel. “This new location in the heart of Israel’s startup epicenter will make us more competitive as we push the boundaries of innovation and attract the best talent in the country.”
More than 30 million people use Jive around the world, including employees, customers and partners associated with brand-name enterprises like Cisco, Google, Nokia, Societe Generale, T-Mobile, Verizon, Virgin Media and emerging players like MapR, MobileIron, Stella & Dot and SugarCRM. Jive recently introduced support for right-to-left languages, including Hebrew and Arabic, which further extends the company’s global reach.