IBM Connections

IBM Connections

Enterprise knowledge sharing platform

4.3/5 (23 reviews)

IBM Connections Overview

IBM Connections is a fully functional enterprise social networking tool that operates as both an internal workflow communications platform and an external networking application. Users can create chats, forums, blogs and discussions focused around business processes and manage restrictions so only certain IBM Connections users can view data.

The IBM Connections software is fully compatible on mobile platforms and all data is fully transparent. Users can share numerous document and file types to other users and customize dashboards to suit specific information feeds.

IBM Connections can create social networking profiles to display employment information and statuses within organizations, collaborate with other users, discussion forums photo/video sharing and technical support is included in the annual subscription price.

An array of tutorials and demos are available on the IBM Connections website and technical support is included with annual payment packages.

Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Europe, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

IBM Connections Reviews

Overall rating
4.3/5
100% positive reviews
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Exson M.

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

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2018/04/30
Review Source: Capterra

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.

Thanks to the tools, it was possible to understand the results information allowing to make decisions focused on the long-term growth of the organization.

It is a tool that allowed the organization to update and adapt to the dynamics of the market, being currently more efficient in compliance with the processes.

Pros

I like IBM because:

Is a leading company in the social enterprise software market.

It puts at the disposal of businessmen tools for cognitive analysis with business social networks allowing to improve decision making for the growth of companies.

Thanks to the IBM tools you can perform data analysis that results in our ways of presenting and displaying the results.

IBM provides a security and cognitive technology of social network data allowing results to be obtained that optimize the processes of the organization.

The tools facilitate the combination of advanced business communications with collaborative tools that the market demands.

They are tools that transmit a competitive image of the organization, being positive for the organizations.

Offers conversation and meeting tools with security functions and data protection.

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

Cons

The least I like about IBM;

I believe that the image of the interfaces can be improved considering a grass of light colors.

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

It's a program that I personally like a lot, and therefore, there are few negative observations.

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Matteo B.

IBM Connections your social intranet

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/01/13
Review Source: Capterra

I'm an IBM Business partner and IBM Connections is one of the best social collaboration tools IBM has ever made.
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. One of my favorite Connections apps is Wiki where you can store all info regarding projects. Last but not least IBM has also made the connections client for Windows and Mac so users can use Connections as repository insted traditional filesystem share.
As admin i love connections because is Solid and when you have it tourned on after a setup or migration you can forget it until next CR to install new functionality and fixes.
Connections is also available for many platform like Windows, Linux or AIX and it's also available for principal DBs like DB2, Oracle or MSsql so any customers can choose his preferred way.

I like also to reccomend a good adoption plan to engage and teach the users in right way so you will have the ROI of the investment for sure.

Pros

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

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Carlos P.

Keeps you in constant communication with your work team

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/04/27
Review Source: Capterra

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

One of the features that stand out about this software is that it is not very eye-catching and yet it contains all the functions and tools to enhance and boost teamwork. At the platform level generates a communication space like a social network but business, with different channels of communication, messaging, creating communities to work on your projects or departments, are features that can be customized without problem according to your needs. 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.

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Aymara P.

Ideal for collaboration and information sharing

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/04/04
Review Source: Capterra

We started using IBM connections when I started in this company and I did it to break down communciational and even hostile barriers between the different administrative departments and substantive areas. 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. Since it can be a useful tool with great impact

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Natasha A.

Dynamize the communication within your company

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

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

The software is a bit heavy, especially if the PCs are not very current. Of rest, it's a platform that does honor to its brand

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Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

IBM Connections Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
One Time License
Subscription
Value for money

60-day free trial available.
Connections Social: starting at $6/month.
Connections S2: starting at $8/month.
Connections S1: starting at $10/month.
Contact IBM for on-premise pricing.

IBM Connections Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Chat
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Document Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Projections
  • Third Party Integration

Additional information for IBM Connections

Key features of IBM Connections

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

Benefits

  • Task coordination and organization: IBM Connections can communicate workflow with specific users or mass audiences to achieve greater insights into user experiences and feedback.

  • Profiles and customization: IBM Connections user profiles can be altered to incorporate personalized experience and credentials that reflect business titles within corporations.

  • Information and data sharing: Users can swap and contribute data to conversations, individuals, forums and blogs in order to learn from others and engage with future business prospects.

  • Mobile platforms and compatibility: The complete IBM Connections application is available on mobile devices and all data is displayed in real-time. Users can view conversations and historical business data that was initially updated on the desktop platform.

  • Help and support: IBM Connections have embedded an array of video demos and tutorials to ensure users are made fully aware of software updates and annual payment packages cover the cost of technical support should you require further in-depth assistance.

  • IBM Connections FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for IBM Connections.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does IBM Connections offer?

    IBM Connections offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$6,00/month

    Pricing model: One Time License, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    60-day free trial available.
    Connections Social: starting at $6/month.
    Connections S2: starting at $8/month.
    Connections S1: starting at $10/month.
    Contact IBM for on-premise pricing.

    Q. What are the main features of IBM Connections?

    IBM Connections offers the following features:

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

    Q. Who are the typical users of IBM Connections?

    IBM Connections has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

    Q. What languages does IBM Connections support?

    IBM Connections supports the following languages:

    English

    Q. What type of pricing plans does IBM Connections offer?

    IBM Connections has the following pricing plans:

    One Time License, Subscription

    Q. Does IBM Connections support mobile devices?

    IBM Connections supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does IBM Connections integrate with?

    IBM Connections integrates with the following applications:

    ARES PRISM, AppFusions, Autotask, Badgeville, Clear Spider, Hootsuite, IBM Case Manager, LiveRamp IdentityLink, SocialChorus, Wrike

    Q. What level of support does IBM Connections offer?

    IBM Connections offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials

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