HCL Sametime Overview

HCL Sametime is the #12 ranked solution in our list of top Virtual Meetings tools. It is most often compared to Skype for Business: HCL Sametime vs Skype for Business

What is HCL Sametime?

HCL Sametime. Secure Conversations Across Any Device ​

Your company can’t afford to take any data risks, but your teams still need to be able to interact and react quickly, wherever they are working. Sametime offers modern instant messaging, file-sharing, and online meetings with the proven security your business can trust.

HCL Sametime is also known as Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Sametime.

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HCL Sametime Customers

Connect2Cloud, Superior Group, Daifuku Co. Ltd., Seaward, The City of Fort Worth, Christian Brothers Services, Berlitz, Deutsche Notes User Group, Danske Fysioterapeuter, Slumberland, La Vacanza, Rheinmetall AG

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Fabio Pereira
Support Analyst at a tech services company
Real User
Sep 26, 2017
Provides faster communication than chat, but it is a bit pricey

What is most valuable?

Audio and video calls Faster communication than chat

What needs improvement?

The interface is too colorful and looks like Windows XP.

For how long have I used the solution?

More than two years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Some, with the community server.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Some, with the community server.

How are customer service and technical support?

I didn't use IBM technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I didn't use a previous solution.

How was the initial setup?

It was somewhat complex to configure the whole environment.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's a little expensive.

Which other solutions

Project Manager at a non-tech company with 10,001+ employees
Top ReviewerTop 20
Mar 4, 2016
Widely used organizational chatting and messaging software
The Lotus Sametime software provided by IBM is chat and messaging software which is widely used over email communications for faster data transfer. There are below pros and cons for this related software:- Pros:- 1. It provides instant messaging, web conferencing, communications and collaboration for enterprises.  2. This is a client-server application that provides real time, unified communications.  3. It can be integrated with wide variety of software, so stability is high.  4. Support is available from IBM and third party companies for 24 * 7 as it is sold by Lotus Software division of IBM.  5. It provides interoperability with public IM networks via the IBM Sametime Gateway, including AOL Instant Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and XMPP-based services.…
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IT Administrator at a media company with 51-200 employees
Dec 21, 2012
Simple yet reliable communication and real-time collaboration software