IBM Connections Features

IBM Connections

Enterprise knowledge sharing platform

4.4/5 (30 reviews)

IBM Connections Feature Summary

  • Project & task management
  • Community forums
  • Personal profiles
  • Customizable dashboard
  • Document sharing
  • Presentations, images and videos
  • Media galleries
  • Blogs & wikis
  • Skill sharing
  • Content bookmarking
  • Poll & survey feedback
  • Conversation sharing
  • Audio calls
  • Video conferencing
  • Chat history & transcripts
  • Task assignment
  • Collaborative document editing
  • Email archiving
  • Instant messaging
  • Social content archiving

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Compliance Management
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Contract Management
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Document Management
Document Storage
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Employee Communities
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
File Transfer
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Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Chat
Chat Transcript
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Conferencing
Contract Management
Desktop Notifications
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Employee Communities
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
File Transfer
Filtered Views
Forum / Discussion Board
Instant Messaging
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Mobile Integration
Online Forums
Prioritizing
Project Management
Role Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Tagging
Task Management
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Call Recording
Video Conferencing
Video Management
Video Support
Wiki
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Activity Dashboard
Activity Management
Archiving & Retention
Assignment Management
Automatic Notifications
Calendar Management
Chat
Chat Transcript
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Communication Management
Compliance Management
Conferencing
Contract Management
Desktop Notifications
Digital Signature
Document Management
Document Storage
Email Integration
Email Notifications
Employee Communities
Employee Onboarding
Employee Portal
Employee Profile
File Transfer
Filtered Views
Forum / Discussion Board
Instant Messaging
Microsoft Outlook Integration
Mobile Integration
Online Forums
Prioritizing
Project Management
Role Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Secure Data Storage
Single Sign On
Tagging
Task Management
Two-Way Audio & Video
Video Call Recording
Video Conferencing
Video Management
Video Support
Wiki
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Mobile apps

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24 reviews

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IBM Connections Feature Reviews

24 reviewers had the following to say about IBM Connections's features:

Exson Meza

It is an excellent information consolidation tool ideal for the growth of organizations.

2018-04-30

IBM is a prestigious communication tool that allowed the organization to consolidate 7 years of record of information related to the load of projects financed to organizations and entities in the 24 states of the country.

Pros

Is a collaboration platform that can help you grow your business to its maximum potential allowing you to update based on market behavior.

Cons

You can add models of results analysis reports, and management indicators by project type.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Kgaugelo Mohlamonyane

Review on IBM Connections

2019-05-14

Interaction with my team is easier.

Pros

It is very useful for my team at work as we are able to upload share and edit files. Management of interaction is made easy and you can track updates. finding files is quick and easy, I can say overall, the software is quite user friendly.

Cons

The tools on this software are very useful for my job so I don't have much to complain about except that it should give email notices- it would be even more convenient.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Government Administration company, 501-1000 employees)

An organizational solution, a virtual assistant at hand

2018-11-26

The operational areas always require constant supervision to verify performance, this current version that I managed allowed me to create a profile with my team of up to 25 people including me, and review the daily activity schedules.

Pros

It is a collaborative tool to configure mail services, agendas and document exchange to be edited as a team.

Cons

I currently work with this program and there has been something that I do not like, in fact, the things that I do not understand I look for them in the main page of IBM or the online support contact. Until now I do not have something that I do not like.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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AUREA LUZ ROJAS RAMIREZ

Different channels of communication, a single space to share

2019-05-04

Initially we used the administrative departments to keep us in constant communication, then they were incorporating the rest of the company that made much more fluid processes and the execution of projects of the company, especially those related to movements and movement of assets.

Pros

Build your work environment with this platform, with the different functions and tools it gives you to communicate better with your colleagues and collaborate on common tasks and activities in the company, thus optimizing the exchange of information through blogs, chats, forums, libraries, among others.

Cons

It's a bit cumbersome to install and configure, but after that it was easy to use.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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José S. Hernández A.

excellent platform very simple and effective with tools and applications for the user

2018-06-14

Very good is easy to use and adapts to the needs of the user.

Pros

What I like the most is the security of the information that is based on the high standards of the data, besides that it can be shared and reach the other members of the organization in an ongoing way, improving the agility of the process based on a reliable service. environment and adjustable to the requirements of employees, partners and entrepreneurs.

Cons

One of the negative aspects is that it would be necessary to implement management indicators to improve efficiency and performance within the organization, improving aspects related to productivity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 11-50 employees)

HCL Conenctions is unique

2019-08-29

I'm using Connections from years, before as user than also as admin and i could not imagine my working activity without it.

Pros

Connections is an unique collaborative platform that permit corporate environment to work and collaborate easly.

Cons

If i've to find a cons the architecture is not easy to be installed, mantained and user from the Admin side. you have to be skilled to work correctly.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 501-1000 employees)

IBM connections

2019-05-24

I am a user of this application and it has been very easy to organize, post and share files with the team at the organization.

Pros

It makes easy to manage team resources and you can control who can view the documents, schedules or any document you would like to share within your company.

Cons

So far have not found anything to dislike.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Catherine Blevens

Excellent social network assistance platform

2019-08-26

Tagging feature of this application is splendid with it can easily add tags to any document so it gives me an ease to locate my document more easily within just few clicks.

Pros

I can view all my documents with the help of its online viewer that allows to view all of them without any need to download them separately.

Cons

Since I have been using this tool I have no least things.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Biotechnology company, 10001+ employees)

Good for storage, but not active collaboration

2019-12-08

We use IBM connections as a shared resource hub so that various stakeholders have access to information

Pros

IBM Connections is a nice and secure way for sharing folders and ensuring that people have the latest versions of different documents. I like that you can share with smaller groups, so for projects with subsets of a team, this is a good way to ensure that everyone is in the loop.

Cons

Connections is not great for collaborating in real time, as you need to download the document and then re-upload it with the changes that you have made.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Aymara Pérez

Ideal for collaboration and information sharing

2019-04-04

IBM made the task a meeting place where workers not only collaborated with work information but also contributed with internal corporate aspects such as change of image, organization of events of different work teams, this had a positive impact on the rest of the activities of the company with positive results in their work performance and efficiency.

Pros

It is a kind of corporate social network, which I like because it creates a pleasant and relaxed working environment, however it is also a platform with very powerful tools for collaboration and communication, you can interact in forums, blogs, instant messaging, calendar, is very reliable in all these aspects to build planning strategies.

Cons

Being a social-business tool, managers must be careful that it does not become a leisure space, the administration must be based on the principles and values of the company.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jordi Garcia

Verified Reviewer

Fantastic tool to share information

2019-01-16

Pros

The employees can also download an installable program on the computer that synchronizes the documents that are in that folder with the web.

Cons

The file viewer is a bit fair, slow and more difficult to handle than a normal file.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Bharath SRIDHAR

A good collaboration platform for the entire company.

2017-08-29

Pros

Customizable and loaded with features.

Cons

Too many confusing methodologies to communicate. Needs lots of training to onboard everyone. Can be more intuitively productized.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Matteo Bisi

IBM Connections your social intranet

2017-01-13

As user IBM Connections fits perfectly what i could expect from a social: easy to use , clear and logic UI, features needed like file share and edit.

Pros

Easy to use, a lot of functionality you cannot miss in a modern environment , solid architecture .

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering IBM Connections

I suggest to plan and invest in adoption to engage users in right wayy

Source: Capterra
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Martin Jacob

Verified Reviewer

Grat tool for connecting employees and sharing information

2017-10-05

Pros

Connections has more functionality than I care to use but it can come in handy for the more technical minded.

Cons

Personally I have had a hard time understanding the complicated interface and all the features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Lakshmi Nallamalli

Verified Reviewer

Social Collabra

2016-04-11

IBM Connectins is an easy to use app where the end to end flow is very easy to understand and using it.

Pros

Photos can be uploaded file sync feature where we can use this application across multiple platforms communiites finding colleagues is much more easy

Cons

No upload feature security should be much more foxussed

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Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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lakshmi surendrs

Verified Reviewer

Handy product

2016-02-01

IBM Connections is very easy to use and i can easily use this app to connect to my company servers without making any code changes just simply with my Companys URL

Pros

easy photo sharing easy access number of communities meadia galley is too good

Cons

file sync and push nnotifications is too slow

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Carlos Paracuto

Keeps you in constant communication with your work team

2019-04-27

It is an excellent tool when you need to lighten and improve the working environment, has meant for us a better integration of staff in their different areas, without vertical relationships only support and collaboration we have achieved in this space.

Pros

In addition, you will have additional integration options from IBM.

Cons

The import and export of data tends to be a bit clumsy, it must be more fluid so that the information is available at the required time without setbacks.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Natasha Arrieche

Dynamize the communication within your company

2019-09-30

It is a good space for discussion of creative projects, encourages each team member to communicate and not be afraid to express their own ideas, all working together in healthy competition for the achievement of the objectives of the company, one of the most used channels is the discussion forum is great and works very well to get your recommendations, opinions and views, has no loss this platform

Pros

It is a platform with which you can develop communication and collaborative work in an enjoyable and creative way, works as a kind of social network that allows you to create a comfortable working environment, pleasant and effective, you can create different communication channels, such as blog or discussion forums on certain topics, this makes the interaction is dynamic and or

Cons

Of rest, it's a platform that does honor to its brand

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ely Osorio

The business social network

2019-02-21

Having real-time communication with the rest of your co-workers is perfect, it avoids tedious meetings and makes you waste your time, that has been the best

Pros

It is a communication and collaboration software very complete, create your network of contacts to facilitate communication, schedule meetings, share documents and information, contains functions that let you plan and organize work in a calendar, there is no waste with this platform

Cons

It's hard to learn how to use it, and if you do not have a powerful computer, the computer may slow down

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Sachin Dahibhat

Verified Reviewer

Ibm connections very good apps

2016-01-26

I am using Ibm connections mobile application from last 8 months . it is very good application . easy to connect with organization .

Pros

It is the single application where we can configured different account . Ibm connection application also available for cloud also .

Cons

Some time it will take time to sync up

Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Tawanda Sibanda

Workplace social networking hub

2019-08-11

That said, Connections has become our daily pastime in professional and social collaboration within and without the organisation.

Pros

I like that Connections is a complete resource center for peer to peer sharing and collaboration. Whether you are working on a research work or a project ideas keep floating around freely as long as you are subscribed to the relevant CoP

Cons

Its a bit of a chunky product which first time users might find intimidating. The pricing I suppose limits the number of business units who can opt for against competition

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Saskia Calderón

The social network of collaborative work

2019-04-12

We use this platform as a social network, in our department we are about 10 journalists and we stay communicated through this space, we organize and share information with other journalists from other companies, photographers and graphic designers who help us with their work to complete our publications. It's instant communication that avoids having to wait hours or days for a response. We are aware that those who have programmed guidelines and that journalists are free is excellent and very useful.

Pros

Manage real-time communication with colleagues, share information, create communities with topics of interest, hold meetings remotely and chat for fast, real-time response.

Cons

Its installation and configuration is complex, but once there it's a wonder.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Andrea Gallegos

Maximum internal and external integration

2019-05-24

The ability to integrate is amazing, my team makes the most of all its functions, getting very good results in our audience.

Pros

Your team can be connected in its different areas and eliminate the communicational barrier, it is a pleasant space for work and for the development of creativity.

Cons

Complexity in configuration and installation

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Barrett Jones

Connections

2017-01-12

We use IBM Connections throughout the entire company and getting ready to expand it to other locations. Very easy to use.

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Ease of use
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Customer support
Source: Capterra
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