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

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"The most valuable feature of this solution is the communication events.""The integration with Teams is the biggest value for us. In fact, it has only become more valuable now that it has integration with Teams. Teams allows you to stream, so that's good.""The design of the solution is its most valuable feature.""It's really easy to use the solution.""The initial setup was simple and straightforward.""The user interface and the way we can share and search information are the most valuable. It is very easy to use."

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

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"This solution would be improved if it was well integrated with other communication applications.""The solution must be able to stream by itself, without integration, the same way that you are able to do it on Facebook Live, Instagram, etc. Streaming must be embedded into it.""Yammer should be able to integrate with Microsoft products, such as Outlook.""We tried to integrate into SharePoint, but it was not really efficient.""The product seems to just add to the complexity of using existing tools.""The way you want to control the communication could be an issue. It depends on what kind of company you are. We are a public company, and there are some regulations that we need to comply with. Its ease of use can be an issue for a company because anybody can subscribe and use it. There are many competitors that are overlapping. Since Microsoft bought Yammer, it tends to be in the shadow. It is not put in the front from the service perspective."

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"I don't know about the pricing. Now that Microsoft has bought Yammer, it should be a part of our subscriptions for Office 365."

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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.

Yammer is an enterprise social network that allows employees,managers, executives, teams and different office branches to engage,collaborate and innovate over one interactive virtual network.

Yammer creates a social workplace that drives innovationthrough the sharing of ideas and business intelligence, boosts productivity inteams and projects, and encourages communication and connectivity betweenemployees, no matter where they are located.

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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 Verizon, Rakuten,Nationwide, DHL, Westfield, Telefonica, 7-Eleven, Red Robin, Intuit, eBay,Darden, Suncorp, Tyco, Xerox, and ModCloth.
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Government8%
Insurance Company8%
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Computer Software Company49%
Comms Service Provider15%
Media Company11%
Retailer5%
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Insurance Company17%
Non Tech Company17%
Financial Services Firm17%
Comms Service Provider13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company8%
Government7%
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HCL Connections is ranked 7th in Enterprise Social Software with 1 review while Yammer is ranked 4th in Enterprise Social Software with 6 reviews. HCL Connections is rated 9.0, while Yammer is rated 5.6. 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 Yammer writes "Simple setup but it adds to the complexity of using existing tools ". HCL Connections is most compared with Microsoft Teams, Office 365, SharePoint, Atlassian Confluence and Skype for Business, whereas Yammer is most compared with Workplace by Facebook, Chatter, SharePoint, SAP Jam and Slack.

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