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Anonymous User
Real User
Senior Manager of Network at a mining and metals company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 12 2017

What is most valuable?

* Access to platform resources from all over the world * Blogs * Fast search of employees/groups/ communities/employees’… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The most noticeable improvement was in the communication between the R&D department and the service department, who until… more»

What needs improvement?

We suggested over 40 improvement of the system in 2014, but nothing has changed in the 4.5 version. After a few months of… more»

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

I advise only buying a few licenses and test different solutions among a group of employees from different departments… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We tested Yammer for half a year. We switched into IBM Connections mostly because of Connections’ features: * Own server *… more»

What other advice do I have?

It is very important to set the proper goal for such an implementation and to verify the goal in the organization. The… more»
Victor Toal
Real User
Chief Solutions Architect at a tech consulting company with self employed
Jul 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Search functionality and notifications: The search functionality is very well developed and can be easily filtered. All search results take data… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has improved collaboration between users. The ability to have a definitive location for data to collaborate around. The search and incidental… more»

What needs improvement?

There is an issue with scaling the Solr Search add-on (see the scalability section).

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I did not previously use a different solution.

What other advice do I have?

Get somebody to help you with the initial planning and install. The most important part of this product is not the technology but rather the effort… more»
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Ben Williams
Consultant
IBM Consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 20 2017

What is most valuable?

The ability to sync my files offline and to share them with colleagues or external people is one of the more important functions. Communities are a popular way of combining blogs, wikis, files, and activities centered on a common objective or… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are an IBM business partner with circa 80 employees in the UK, India, and home workers. I've found that it increases communication between these dispersed people. Also, I find that I can assist others when help has not been asked for or… more»

What needs improvement?

* Easier way to add external users * Easier UI customization
Remco Angioni
Real User
IBM Infrastructure and IBM Escalation at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 27 2017

What is most valuable?

The entire suite of features is very important to me. The three features I use the most are communities, activities, and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

There is no more a discussion of WHERE to store documents and where to find your corporate information. It is centrally… more»

What needs improvement?

The ability to use it as a hybrid solution. IBM has started the Connections PINK journey, and the hybrid option will be… more»

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

IBM is still cheaper in the end. IBM Connections runs out-of-the-box. Other vendors need customizations in order to get… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I am a true IBM enthusiast, so the answer is NO. But I am aware of other products and have seen them. Still, I would… more»

What other advice do I have?

Connections will be shipped soon and contains Orient Me, a new dashboard with IBM Watson technology. See Watson as your… more»
Roland Driesen
Consultant
Project Manager | Business Consultant | Learning & Development | Managing Partner at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jan 27 2018

What is most valuable?

I use the Updates page to know what is going on in our company and which projects are running. External access increases collaboration with… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Using IBM Connections, we have embraced the concept of Working Out Loud to more openly discuss and share content.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have more control over the news delivery on the homepage. You now need a third-party app for this. I would also like more… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using the cloud version, SmartCloud, but we shifted to on-premises to integrate and extend it more.

What other advice do I have?

We see IBM Connections as the richest ESN platform on the market today. But it takes time to understand and you need to drive an active adoption… more»
Jean-Luc Taillandier
Real User
Responsable Technique IT at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Jun 18 2017

What is most valuable?

IBM Connections is a great product, with new functionality each year. It can be integrated with other products easily and… more»

How has it helped my organization?

For joint ventures, for example, it's easy to merge employees into the same entity group assignment, hierarchy and… more»

What needs improvement?

I actually work with profiles and identity, and also all the information around entities (not only geographic, but all… more»

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

Check IBM licensing.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used to deploy Backbase Portal and IBM. I advised the selection of this solution.

What other advice do I have?

* Search for a good partner who has installed a lot of solutions and multiple integrations with other products. This may… more»
Rajesh Ravella
Real User
Senior Analyst - Messaging & Mobility at a construction company with 10,001+ employees
May 14 2017

What is most valuable?

Communities and activities are very useful for team collaboration and project level communication. This prevents… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has helped us to lean towards social business, instead of just using emails as a primary mode of communication.

What needs improvement?

The UI and UX portions definitely need to be improved. This is challenging for Generation Y to adapt to. Hopefully, the… more»

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

The pricing policy is flexible. There is no complex licensing model and it is quite simplified.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Initially, we were on-premises IBM Domino customers. We then migrated to IBM Connections Cloud.

What other advice do I have?

As an existing IBM Domino customer, the implementation was smooth, and this is the case as well for new customers… more»
Chandan Gaddam
Real User
Sharepoint Architect at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
May 22 2017

What is most valuable?

It is the single source of truth that can be shared anywhere. This is the most valuable feature of this solution.

How has it helped my organization?

We are trying to save storage costs.

What needs improvement?

The mobile, Outlook, and desktop Plug-ins associated with this product need to be improved. There were a few challenges that we have experienced… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We have never used any other solution before.

What other advice do I have?

It is a very good solution, if you are looking for a file-sharing solution. It is scalable to a larger audience.

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What is IBM Connections?

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.

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IBM Connections 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

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