IBM Connections

IBM Connections


4.5 / 5
21 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

IBM Connections is designed and built for larger companies looking to save time with social and collaboration solutions.


Average Ratings

21 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $6.00/month/user
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • IBM Connections
  • www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/conn
  • Founded 1911
  • United States

About IBM Connections

IBM Connections is a business social network & collaboration platform that helps you get work done by engaging the right people to deliver results. The cloud-integrated platform promotes better knowledge-sharing and decisions with features like business e-mail, chat & instant messaging, web conferencing, file sharing, online document editing, & more.


IBM Connections Features

  • Brainstorming
  • Calendar Management
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Discussion Boards
  • Document Management
  • Project Management
  • Real Time Editing
  • Task Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Conferencing
  • Activity / News Feed
  • Advertising Management
  • Blogs
  • Data Security
  • Event Management
  • Group Management
  • Media Library
  • Real-time Chat
  • Social Media Integration
  • Social Media Tagging

IBM Connections Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

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

Apr 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

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.

Overall: 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.

IBM Connections your social intranet

Jan 13, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use, a lot of functionality you cannot miss in a modern environment , solid architecture .

Overall: 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.

Recommendations to other buyers: I suggest to plan and invest in adoption to engage users in right wayy

Ideal for collaboration and information sharing

Apr 04, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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.

Capterra loader

An Excellent Collaborative Tool Between Employees

Jan 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The security of IBM Connections is something worth for. I think the vendor paid adequate time in ensuring that all the items/files stored in this platform are safe. Furthermore, IBM Connections ensures that users share files between one user to another, ad this improves productivity. IBM Connections is an easy to use and manage tool,and therefore, individuals don't require more expertise to use it.

Cons: Like any other product, IBM Connections still have its demerits. The software is extremely expensive, in terms of monthly subscription. In fact, no single small enterprise that can comfortably install it. I wish the vendor can lower down this costs.

Overall: We installed IBM Connections in our firm so that we can store files, share among ourselves, and also for the purpose of delegating different roles. IBM Connections has done us wonderful job.

Fantastic tool to share information

Jan 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: IBm connections is an ibm tool that we use in my company (a subsidiary of ibm) to share documentation among employees. The employees can also download an installable program on the computer that synchronizes the documents that are in that folder with the web. It is a very easy to use, intuitive and very useful tool to send and download files. It also has an online viewer that allows you to view the document without having to download it. It is like a social tool to share information.

Cons: The file viewer is a bit fair, slow and more difficult to handle than a normal file. The synchronization of files from the desktop to the web loses data, although I do not know if it is the fault of my internet connection. Leaving these aspects aside, it is a good tool that at the moment does not have many negative points.

The social network of collaborative work

Apr 12, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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. Technically has all the necessary functions to make communication flow and is a company recognized worldwide with an extraordinarily technical support.

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

Overall: 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.

Capterra loader

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

Jun 14, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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.

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

An organizational solution, a virtual assistant at hand

Nov 25, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a collaborative tool to configure mail services, agendas and document exchange to be edited as a team.

It works perfectly as a space where digital information is shared with the work team and at the same time verify who updates the documents and who does not.

It has complements and integrations that are adapted according to the type of assignment or task, and the type of person according to their performance.

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.

Overall: 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.

Grat tool for connecting employees and sharing information

Oct 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Connections has more functionality than I care to use but it can come in handy for the more technical minded. Great features to create employee profiles and message boards wok great.

Cons: Personally I have had a hard time understanding the complicated interface and all the features. This solution might very well be overkill for the vast majority of organizations

The business social network

Feb 21, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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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

Overall: 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

Social Collabra

Apr 11, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: IBM Connectins is an easy to use app where the end to end flow is very easy to understand and using it. Finding colleagues, creating groups uploading and viewing the uploaded Imagesa are pretty awesome features. its like youtube,facebook and instagram feeded in one small app

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

Ibm connections very good apps

Jan 26, 2016
5/5
Overall

Comments: I am using Ibm connections mobile application from last 8 months . it is very good application . easy to connect with organization . It is very good application. To sync with organization . this application is for organization . this application have one important feature that on a single application we can configured different account for different organization .The Ibm connection is also available for cloud also .

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

Handy product

Feb 01, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: 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

A good collaboration platform for the entire company.

Aug 29, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Customizable and loaded with features. Great source of archival and structured information storage.

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

Connections

Jan 12, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

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

Oct 13, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Mar 07, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Jan 27, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Sep 17, 2016
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Feb 19, 2019
5/5
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Oct 10, 2017
4/5
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