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Walter Ebeling
Real User
Senior Vice President Global IT Services at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
Mar 31 2017

What is most valuable?

It provides very potent document sharing with very good integration with the Microsoft desktop and smart phones. It... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are able to integrate global units and have hierarchy-free communication. Teams on multiple sites are able to... more»

What needs improvement?

The product has a pretty flat structure for communities; they are in principle a long list. This gets easily... more»

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

Licensing price was very competitive compared to Jive or SharePoint. Open source was not feature complete and would... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did pilot SharePoint and moved to Connections due to licensing costs, lack of features and the bad reputation of... more»

What other advice do I have?

Use IBM Greenhouse for a test drive of Connections. This works also for Smartphones.
Jeff Wellstead
Real User
Partner - Digital People Practice at Digital Works Group
Mar 06 2017

What is most valuable?

I did not really find many valuable features. It was a tool to develop communities wherein we could carry out some good... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It was reasonably good at creating online communities of interest. There were some super users who enjoyed having that... more»

What needs improvement?

The user experience could be improved. It needs more speed and interaction to drive its utility when streaming videos... more»

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

Initially, Kantar was able to negotiate an incredible rate of £0.73 per user/per month prior to their acquisition by... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I did not use a previous solution. I think that Facebook's Workplace or StaffConnect would have done the job in a more... more»

What other advice do I have?

Research the market. There are more interesting products out there that have better UX and are more interactive and... more»
Yatin Dalvi
Real User
Senior Industry Expert with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 28 2017

What is most valuable?

* Site templates * Document management * Permissions * Publishing features

How has it helped my organization?

The solution has helped host our intranet and thereby helped in content publishing and distribution.

What needs improvement?

* WYSIWYG needs improvement. * Performance and UI can improve. * Mobile rendering is not up to the mark.

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

Pricing and licensing is not as complex as some of the other MS suite products.

Which solutions did we use previously?

We did not use a previous solution. We did upgrade from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013.

What other advice do I have?

Plan for global deployments using a distributed deployment topology.

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