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

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"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.""This solution has helped us with the categorization, organization, management, discovery, and delivery of program and project related information.""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.""The most valuable features are the collaboration and sharing."

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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 a simpler, more cost-effective solution for connecting data sources with workflows and BI tools, or data mining tools.""This solution would benefit from the implementation of enhanced online forms and template development capabilities.""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.""The workflow engine cannot support the business needs."

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Top Answer: The most valuable features are the collaboration and sharing.
Top Answer: * Workflow engine * Video streaming and huge file retrieving and uploading * It does not support video streaming and huge file retrieving and uploading * The workflow engine cannot support business… more »
Ranking
6th
out of 11 in Corporate Portals
Views
1,718
Comparisons
1,052
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
94
Rating
9.0
1st
out of 11 in Corporate Portals
Views
30,575
Comparisons
25,889
Reviews
8
Average Words per Review
545
Rating
8.0
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Also Known As
IBM Connections, Lotus Connections
SharePoint 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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Manufacturing Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm5%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm12%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
University10%
Comms Service Provider8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise46%
REVIEWERS
Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise41%
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HCL Connections is ranked 6th in Corporate Portals with 1 review while SharePoint is ranked 1st in Corporate Portals with 8 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while SharePoint is rated 8.0. 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 "Plan, plan, plan. Over-budget". HCL Connections is most compared with Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Atlassian Confluence, Skype for Business and Yammer, whereas SharePoint is most compared with WordPress, Citrix ShareFile, OpenText Content Suite Platform, Box and OpenText Documentum.

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