Compare HCL Connections vs. SharePoint

HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 1 review while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Corporate Portals with 25 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while SharePoint 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 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, Microsoft Teams, Atlassian Confluence, Yammer and Zoom, whereas SharePoint is most compared with Box, Citrix ShareFile, WordPress, OpenText ECM and Documentum.
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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 collaboration and sharing.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.The most valuable features are the Integrations, web site, and search.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.

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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 workflow engine cannot support the business needs.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.The areas of this solution that need improvement are the relationships between lists, cross-site web parts, and page-building tools.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.

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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.

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Ranking
6th
out of 17 in Corporate Portals
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2,138
Comparisons
1,313
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
9.0
1st
out of 17 in Corporate Portals
Views
36,840
Comparisons
30,840
Reviews
29
Average Words per Review
334
Avg. Rating
7.6
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Also Known As
IBM Connections, Lotus ConnectionsSharePoint 2007, SharePoint 2010
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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
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Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Government8%
Healthcare Company8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm14%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Government9%
Comms Service Provider8%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business34%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise43%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise70%
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