"[They] are instead much more pragmatic about how social can help organizations improve the business processes they use to run their companies," he said via email.
For Lepofsky, the three most significant announcements are the integration with Gmail and Google Drive, the fusion of the Producteev task management functionality and the deeper usage metrics.
Jive will deliver the new and enhanced features to customers using Jive's cloud-hosted suite in November. Customers using Jive's on-premises software will get the update in December.
Jive also announced that early next year it will release JiveX, a cloud version of its on-premises product for building external, customer-facing online communities and support sites. It will include gamification features, search, integration with Facebook and Twitter, and links to CRM (customer relationship management) and marketing systems, including Marketo.
Juan Carlos Perez covers enterprise communication/collaboration suites, operating systems, browsers and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Juan on Twitter at @JuanCPerezIDG.