IBM Connections vs. SharePoint

IBM Connections is ranked 5th in Corporate Portals with 40 reviews vs SharePoint which is ranked 1st in Corporate Portals with 72 reviews. The top reviewer of IBM Connections writes "I like the files and the wikis. We use them heavily in my department". The top reviewer of SharePoint writes "Overall Assessment of SharePoint 2013". IBM Connections is most compared with SharePoint, Office 365 and Yammer. SharePoint is most compared with Atlassian Confluence, Alfresco and OpenText ECM. See our IBM Connections vs. SharePoint report.
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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.​Licensing can be by server or by seat.As usual, Microsoft’s licensing structures don’t really seem to fit the needs of their products. This leads to always paying for a project you will never use fully or always be adding to.

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Ranking
5th
out of 18 in Corporate Portals
Views
10,348
Comparisons
2,210
Reviews
40
Followers
466
Avg. Rating
8.0
1st
out of 18 in Corporate Portals
Views
65,258
Comparisons
30,051
Reviews
73
Followers
1,641
Avg. Rating
7.5
Top Comparisons
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Also Known As
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
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Transportation Company12%
Insurance Company8%
Healthcare Company8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Construction Company9%
Marketing Services Firm8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm15%
Comms Service Provider10%
University7%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company7%
Manufacturing Company6%
University6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise47%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise80%
REVIEWERS
Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise41%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise52%
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