Lithium adds Jive-x tech to its customer community platform

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Customer community/social management provider Lithium has announced it is acquiring Jive Software’s external community business, Jive-x.

The deal terms were not made public. Jive-x currently has more than 250 client companies for its customer and partner communities, and its key features will be integrated into Lithium. After spinning off Jive-x, Jive will focus on its employee-focused collaboration software.

Lithium president and CEO Rob Tarkoff told me via email that the Jive-x platform is “really strong in partner integrations, APIs, document management and event management,” and that the purchase is both about acquiring the tech and the customers.

[Read the full article on MarTech Today.]

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