Creating a new world of possibilities
IBM® Connections is a leading social software platform that can help your organization engage the right people, accelerate innovation and deliver results. This integrated, security-rich platform helps people engage with networks of experts in the context of critical business processes. Now everyone can act with confidence and anticipate and respond to emerging opportunities.
IBM Connections deployment options include on premises, hybrid and in the cloud.
IBM Connections can help you:
- Make everything social and bring your brand to every experience. This social platform can integrate social into your business processes throughout your entire customer experience.
- Eliminate guesswork by providing full-featured social analytics and metrics to foster vital networks and communities.
- Unlock creativity everywhere with a social platform that is ready to be delivered to virtually any mobile device including tablets. IBM Connections provides a flexible and security-rich foundation for a comprehensive bring-your-own-device (BYOD) strategy.
- Integrate with IBM software and third-party applications to extend your enterprise social business platform.
- Integrate with Microsoft applications including Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Windows Explorer, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Office.
Make everything social and bring your brand to every experience
- Activity streams provide a list of recent, relevant social and integrated business process activities occurring in your personal network or community. You can view and quickly take action on content and events in context, without navigating to another process or application.
- Embedded experience allows you to work in a single, familiar environment. This feature provides access to business critical actions from a wide variety of applications including third-party applications.
- IBM Connections Mail is a new, simple and compelling way to perform essential email and calendar tasks right from IBM Connections, your social software platform. IBM Connections Mail helps empower a 21st century workforce by creating a social email experience.
- Integrated email and calendar allows you to access both IBM Domino® and Microsoft Exchange messaging services. This feature brings mail and calendar into your social context by integrating key messaging and calendar views and functions into your social environment.
- Access a full-featured set of social analytics for Connections components in the form of reports and recommendations.
- Discover trends in content, social activity and expertise to help you make better, more informed decisions and deepen relationships.
- Discover who and what you need to know via recommendations.
- Drive positive and productive adoption to keep customers, partners and employees engaged, contributing and valued.
Unlock creativity everywhere
Integrate with IBM software and third-party applications
- Extend your social business solution by accessing people and information in many of your existing IBM software such as IBM Sametime® and IBM Notes® Social Edition.
- Connect an IBM Connections community to IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems including IBM FileNet® Content Manager and IBM Content Manager.
- Delight customers by infusing social into their experience of your brand through integration with the IBM Customer Experience Suite. The IBM Employee Experience Suite brings social capabilities to the employee web experience to enable effective collaboration.
- Use IBM Connections to collaborate with stakeholders in the software development process. Connections integrates with IBM Rational® Team Concert™ to help development teams work together more effectively.
- Add security and real-time policy management controls with Vantage for IBM Connections.
Integrate with Microsoft applications
See how to add full-featured social capabilities to Microsoft SharePoint (00:02:55)
Use the IBM Connections Plug-In to enhance Microsoft SharePoint environments with additional social and collaborative functionality.
Facilitate easier sharing of any file on the desktop with the Windows Explorer extension for IBM Connections Files.
Extend Microsoft Office with social capabilities using IBM Connections Plug-ins.
Bring social capabilities to Microsoft Outlook using the IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft Outlook. View a demo (00:05:55)
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Creating a new world of possibilities
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