Compare HCL Connections vs. SharePoint

HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 2 reviews while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Corporate Portals with 39 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while SharePoint is rated 7.6. 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 SharePoint writes "The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution". HCL Connections is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer, whereas SharePoint is most compared with OpenText ECM, Box and Atlassian Confluence. See our HCL Connections vs. SharePoint report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about HCL Connections vs. SharePoint and other solutions. Updated: November 2019.
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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 most valuable features are the Integrations, web site, and search.The online editing capabilities, file sharing, auditing, information security, ease of solution management, and the easy user adaptation to the platform are the most valuable features.This solution has helped us with the categorization, organization, management, discovery, and delivery of program and project related information.For any organization with more than one person in it, if they are trying to organize things to let people in the company know what others are doing, then this solution is good for them.The workflow feature is valuable because it enables us to cascade responsibilities.It has helped us with storing all the documents, which means that people are not going to intervene. There is a way of extracting knowledge within documentation and tracking it. There are knowledge assets for where documentation is stored, indexed and searchable through SharePoint.The metadata services, the WCF service integration and the Voxel feature are three most valuable elements of this solution.Tech support tops off as excellent.

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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 areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.The way to change the version of the files in SharePoint should be improved. The method of synchronizing files from local to cloud can also use improvement.This solution would benefit from the implementation of enhanced online forms and template development capabilities.I would like a simpler, more cost-effective solution for connecting data sources with workflows and BI tools, or data mining tools.Workflow is something that can become more intelligent.Search can be improved a lot because we are always trying to compare it with Google Search. Beyond that, it would be helpful to tag the documents.The initial setup was very complex.I understand that some functions are lost when you store the information in a file system, so maybe that's a way SharePoint can improve.

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For this type of solution, it is not wise to buy it without Software Assurance.The pricing works for us.The cost is expensive, but worthwhile.We have purchased add-ons to handle multiple site collections, form creation, and design.The data classification and search elements are cheap.The replacement costs for it are cheaper if you use only SharePoint.It is very expensive.‚Äč

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Ranking
6th
out of 18 in Corporate Portals
Views
2,796
Comparisons
1,662
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
265
Avg. Rating
9.0
1st
out of 18 in Corporate Portals
Views
38,382
Comparisons
31,958
Reviews
39
Average Words per Review
304
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
IBM Connections, Lotus ConnectionsSharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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HCL
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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.

SharePoint is a Microsoft-based platform for building web applications. It covers a widerange of capabilities and while it is appropriate for experienced webdevelopers, even non-technical minded users can easily navigate through thesystem and execute functions such as collaborating data, managing documents andfiles, creating websites, managing social networking solutions, and automatingworkflow.

Major areas that SharePoint deals with are websites,communities, content, search, insights, and composites. The purpose is to give usersthe ability to create or develop these key business components on their owneven without technical knowledge of, for example, how to build a website or howto integrate coding. Configuring SharePoint into a business's system is meantto cut out all of the complicated steps, and pave the way for easierimplementation all around.

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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 SA Toyota, Aeroports de Paris, ASBBank Ltd., Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals, CambridgeshireConstabulary, D&M Group, NPL Construction Company, and The Regional Municipality of Niagara.
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm14%
Government9%
Comms Service Provider6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise42%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise57%
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