Compare HCL Connections vs. Slack

HCL Connections is ranked 14th in Enterprise Social Software with 2 reviews while Slack is ranked 4th in Enterprise Social Software with 8 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while Slack is rated 8.8. 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 Slack writes "Real-time collaboration and simultaneous document editing increases team productivity". HCL Connections is most compared with Office 365, SharePoint and Yammer, whereas Slack is most compared with Symphony, SharePoint and Workplace by Facebook. See our HCL Connections vs. Slack report.
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Find out what your peers are saying about HCL Connections vs. Slack 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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Slack is a powerpack bundle of features that help small or large organizations to handle teams and their tasks.Its intuitive design makes it easy to use and understand, hence we do not have a need to spend much on educating our teams.Overall, it is a good idea as it works better than most solutions out there.It has definitively made an improvement on our productivity. Information does not got lost in hundreds of less important messages.Its integration with different apps is a great feature.

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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 the social sharing of blogs, announcements, or other news directly from the message corner.The only area of concern that I have is with the inability to preview received documents without having to download them first.The mobile app needs improvement. It consistently misses notifications.Notifications are not as good as they could be (especially for mobile).Slack could add additional and better integrations.

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2,796
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1,662
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9.0
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Average Words per Review
206
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8.7
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
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.

Slack is where work happens. It’s a digital workspace that powers your organization — all the pieces and the people — so you can get things done.

Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It's real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.

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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 SAStrava, The New York Times, Spotify, Blue Bottle Coffee Company, Eventbrite, Box, Circa, Stripe
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
REVIEWERS
Marketing Services Firm36%
Financial Services Firm14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Healthcare Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider16%
Software R&D Company14%
Financial Services Firm10%
Healthcare Company10%
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