Compare Drupal vs. HCL Connections

Drupal is ranked 3rd in Corporate Portals with 4 reviews while HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 2 reviews. Drupal is rated 7.8, while HCL Connections is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Drupal writes "A good product that helps me to manage complex digital solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL Connections writes "I use the Updates page to know what is going on and which projects are running". Drupal is most compared with SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence and Plone, whereas HCL Connections is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer. See our Drupal vs. HCL Connections report.
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Most Helpful Review
Ivailo Kadiiski
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The feature I find most valuable is that Drupal is a framework and not only a CMS.We use a part of the solution called Acquia. The personalization portion of this is the most valuable aspect fo the solution.It is good for big projects.You can build websites on it very quickly.

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The most valuable feature is the Activity flow that is used to catch new activities.

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I think the support needs to improve, as well as the integration with tracking and analytics systems.The user experience in designing layouts should be much easier or much more helpful.It is a little bit simplified.Digital experience features like target, segmentation, and campaign management have a long way to go.

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The inclusion of a file plugin for Windows Explorer would make it easier to use.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
I would like to see better pricing.

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Also Known As
IBM Connections, Lotus Connections
Drupal is an open source content management platform powering millions of websites and applications

IBM Connections™ is a leading unified collaboration and social networking solution that helps you filter out the noise to get work done. Connections empowers your teams and organization to engage with the right experts, accelerate innovation, and deliver results. All the collaboration tools you need to be productive are united under a single sign-on so you can reduce time spent switching between disparate tools and focus on the people and work that matters most. Experience a security-rich and business-compliant environment sanctioned by IT. Confidently share knowledge within your teams and your organization, and extend collaboration beyond traditional boundaries. Connections can enable you to improve decision-making, increase productivity, and accelerate time-to-market. Shift from being merely productive, to truly effective with Connections today.

IBM Connections can help you: Engage experts. People-centric platform enables you to easily locate the expertise you need, right now. Accelerate innovation. Illuminate and promote new ideas within a thriving social network of teams and communities. Empower teams. Get work done together and take action; anywhere—from any device. Deliver results. Leverage cognitive insights to prioritize results and arrive at better outcomes. Extend collaboration. Safely collaborate with customers and partners, bringing them into the conversation.

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Sample Customers
BMJ, The Economist, New Republic, SpaceX, Lush, Danone, Tesla Motors, Peugeot, Stanford Law, Harvard, Oxford University, MIT Media Lab, The Beatles, MTV UK, The Weather Channel, NBC, BBC,, Mus_e du Louvre,,,, New Zealand Government, The Prince of Wales, British Council, NYC Metropolitan Transport Authority, Gatwick ObviouslyYamato Financial Co. Ltd., University of Zurich, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V., Telus, Rabobank, Christian Brothers Services, Grupo Financiero Banorte, The Loft Group, Dow Water & Process Solutions, JGC Corporation, College of Medicine, Swansea University, solvito GmbH, Loft Group, Hamm-Reno Group GmbH, Geno SA
Top Industries
Non Profit20%
Media Company20%
Marketing Services Firm20%
Manufacturing Company10%
Software R&D Company22%
Comms Service Provider13%
Manufacturing Company10%
Media Company8%
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
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