Compare HCL Connections vs. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server

HCL Connections is ranked 14th in Enterprise Social Software with 2 reviews while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is ranked 13th in Enterprise Social Software with 7 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of HCL Connections writes "I use the Updates page to know what is going on and which projects are running". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server writes "A solution that doesn't require coding, is easy to scale, and easy to set up". HCL Connections is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer, whereas Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is most compared with SAP Jam, Oracle WebCenter and Micro Focus Vibe. See our HCL Connections vs. Microsoft Office SharePoint Server report.
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Pros
The most valuable feature is the Activity flow that is used to catch new activities.

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The level of stability is good.The solution's most valuable aspects are its collaboration capabilities, its communications site and the innovation within the product itself.The forms aspect of the solution, for example, the creation of surveys, is its most valuable aspect.The solution is pretty easy to use for the most part.The most valuable aspect of the solution is the fact that it doesn't require coding. You just need to configure it. You don't need to code before getting something running. It makes it very fast.The solution is scalable. You can do both horizontal and vertical scaling.The most valuable feature of this solution is the Communication Site.

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

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The solution is like a CRM, so the initial setup is complex. It takes a few days to deploy the solution and the length of time depends on how large the company's topology is and what the client's demands are.The permission management features need improvement.The search feature needs improvement. I can never find the information I need when I use it.Sharepoint doesn't integrate well with Oracle, and we use a lot of Oracle products at our company. Therefore, it makes more sense for us to go to Oracle instead of continuing to use Sharepoint.Technical support could be improved. They are not fast enough, especially when we'll go deeper in the product itself. More complex issues make it very tough to find someone that can help you.The solution needs to be more collaborative. I believe they are just coming up with the themes for this right now.Many of our customers would like to see an OCR feature, so it would be very good to have this in a future release.

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Also Known As
IBM Connections, Lotus ConnectionsOffice SharePoint Server
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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.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) is a Microsoft software portal based on the ASP.NET framework. MOSS facilitates file sharing and collaboration, social networking, Web databases and Web publishing. It is hosted by Microsoft Windows Server and is accessible through Microsoft Office or the Web.

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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 SADel Monte Foods, Unicredit Leasing, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Nokia Czech Republic, Perkins Eastman, JLL, ICA, óxito Software, Dorset Software, PKP Cargo, Arcapita Bank B.S.C., AVE CZ, Chesapeake Energy
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