Compare HCL Connections vs. Microsoft Teams

HCL Connections is ranked 14th in Enterprise Social Software with 2 reviews while Microsoft Teams is ranked 5th in Enterprise Social Software with 8 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Teams is rated 8.2. 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 Teams writes "Enhances workplace communications and adds new features almost daily". HCL Connections is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer, whereas Microsoft Teams is most compared with SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence and Yammer. See our HCL Connections vs. Microsoft Teams 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 initial setup was really straightforward and easy.There is a new Skype feature in Teams that is excellent.The group chat is very good.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 chat functionality is the solution's most valuable feature.The product is continually growing to add new features and functionality.It is an excellent all-around communications tool that works well for business purposes.I think what the team likes most is the improvements when it comes to communication.

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

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I would like to see Outlook options added to this solution.The mobile application needs improvement. There are a lot of features on the web and desktop versions that aren't implemented yet on mobile.In the next release, I would like to have the interface modernized and brought more up to date.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.We occasionally have issues with synchronization between different dates. This aspect of stability needs improvement.The product is immature and lacks some of the features and functionality you would expect in a collaboration tool.It may be a little daunting to learn and is still a tool in development.I would say that Microsoft Team invitations from the calendar within the solution could be improved.

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We are satisfied with the price of this solution.It is the standard license which is part of many Office packets.Pricing is free to a threshold and then after that you have to license per user.

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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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