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

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"I think what the team likes most is the improvements when it comes to communication.""It is an excellent all-around communications tool that works well for business purposes.""The product is continually growing to add new features and functionality.""The chat functionality is the solution's most valuable feature.""You can add teams to a conversation. You can create reports, project plans, or many other things based on Microsoft solutions. It has improved communication between teams and within each team.""The group chat is very good.""There is a new Skype feature in Teams that is excellent.""The initial setup was really straightforward and easy."

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

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"I would say that Microsoft Team invitations from the calendar within the solution could be improved.""It may be a little daunting to learn and is still a tool in development.""The product is immature and lacks some of the features and functionality you would expect in a collaboration tool.""We occasionally have issues with synchronization between different dates. This aspect of stability needs improvement.""I think they can improve the all those segments for channel bulking. Also, some functionalities which migrated from Skype for Business to Teams, is not supported by Teams. We had used them in Skype for Business.""In the next release, I would like to have the interface modernized and brought more up to date.""The mobile application needs improvement. There are a lot of features on the web and desktop versions that aren't implemented yet on mobile.""I would like to see Outlook options added to this solution."

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"Pricing is free to a threshold and then after that you have to license per user.""It is the standard license which is part of many Office packets.""We are satisfied with the price of this solution.""If you have content that requires more security and you want to use it in a more secure manner, with more protection, then it will come at a higher cost.""If you have clients who do not have a computer and are joining with their phones it's an additional fee of $5.00 per user.""The pricing for Teams is very competitive."

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Top Answer: It has allowed for collaboration during the COVID-19 situation (work from home).
Top Answer: We use the solution for free since we are an education company. If we need to deploy the solution to our conference rooms we would need to pay, but we don't need to do that right now.
Top Answer: Whiteboard should be standard rather than an app.
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IBM Connections, Lotus Connections
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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.

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and the transformation we are driving across our businesses is designed to enable Microsoft and our customers to thrive in this world.

We do business in 170 countries and are made up of 114,000 passionate employees dedicated to fulfilling our mission of helping you and your organization achieve more.

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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 SAHoneywll, AIRFRANCE, AccuWeather, Lilly
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Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Government8%
Insurance Company8%
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Computer Software Company51%
Comms Service Provider11%
Media Company11%
Retailer6%
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Manufacturing Company25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Transportation Company13%
Non Tech Company6%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider10%
K 12 Educational Company Or School9%
Government7%
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HCL Connections is ranked 7th in Enterprise Social Software with 1 review while Microsoft Teams is ranked 2nd in Enterprise Social Software with 34 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Teams is rated 7.8. 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 Microsoft Teams writes "Simple conferencing, seamless integration with Outlook and easy to use on mobile devices". HCL Connections is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence, Zoom and Yammer, whereas Microsoft Teams is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, SharePoint, Symphony, Chatter and Jive.

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