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

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"I can view the status and availability of colleagues or team members, which makes it easy to approach them when they are available."

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

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"The webinar should be integrated into Sametime for a larger number of participants."

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Top Answer: I can view the status and availability of colleagues or team members, which makes it easy to approach them when they are available.
Top Answer: Sametime hangs sometimes and therefore needs to get restarted. There are very limited features such as limited file size sharing (one at a time) and limited number meeting participants that can… more »
Top Answer: I use Lotus Sametime for internal communications across regions. I'm a consultant and therefore, I need to connect with teams in the United States and the United Kingdom. With Sametime, I can connect… more »
Ranking
6th
out of 11 in Corporate Portals
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2,027
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Reviews
1
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Avg. Rating
9.0
11th
out of 59 in Virtual Meetings
Views
779
Comparisons
542
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
345
Avg. Rating
9.0
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IBM Connections, Lotus ConnectionsLotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Sametime
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Overview

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.

HCL Sametime. Secure Conversations Across Any Device ​

Your company can’t afford to take any data risks, but your teams still need to be able to interact and react quickly, wherever they are working. Sametime offers modern instant messaging, file-sharing, and online meetings with the proven security your business can trust.

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Sample Customers
Yamato 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 SAConnect2Cloud, Superior Group, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Seaward, The City of Fort Worth, Christian Brothers Services, Berlitz, Deutsche Notes User Group, Danske Fysioterapeuter, Slumberland, La Vacanza, Rheinmetall AG
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Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Government8%
Healthcare Company8%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise46%
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HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 1 review while HCL Sametime is ranked 11th in Virtual Meetings with 1 review. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while HCL Sametime is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of HCL Connections writes "Easy to use and adapt to different teams either in-house or B2B". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL Sametime writes "Easily communicate and share files with colleagues". HCL Connections is most compared with Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint and Atlassian Confluence, whereas HCL Sametime is most compared with Skype for Business, Cisco Jabber, Webex and Office 365.

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