2 Ratings
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Score 10 out of 100
56 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Creativity 365 is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

10.0

Creativity 365

100%
2 Ratings
9.5

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

95%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Creativity 365

N/A
0 Ratings
7.7

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

77%
7 Ratings

Usability

Creativity 365

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

90%
4 Ratings

Availability

Creativity 365

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Creativity 365

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

90%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Creativity 365

100%
1 Rating
8.0

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

80%
8 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Creativity 365

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

73%
2 Ratings

Product Scalability

Creativity 365

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Creativity 365

The platform is well suited for different situations depending on who is using it and with what purpose. It can definitely be used by freelancers for business-related projects, by illustrators and designers for brainstorming sessions and sketches, by students for studying, and by educators for teaching and research. But I think these apps aren't suitable for large-scale projects like editing a feature film or creating an animated feature film.
Patrick Enderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

It will improve the productivity of the teams by quickly providing all the required solutions, assigning tasks, sharing documents, slides, and giving a rich meeting experience, making project execution and management easier also showing the project progress in real-time. Touchpoint wizard helps users to access the required content in the shortest time. Sometimes it is slower, when large data is transferred otherwise it is a good solution for the team workspace.
SYED ZAFFAR MAHMOOD | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Creativity 365

  • The apps are super easy to use.
  • Creativity 365 software pack encompasses a wide range of functionalities, overlapping between each other to offer a complete toolset.
  • It is great for capturing and highlighting important website contents with PDF Markup.
  • Write-On Video is very helpful to spice up my videos and mash photos and videos together to create new content.
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

  • User profiles - finding and connecting users, and showing where they fit in the organization
  • Communities - providing places for user groups and departments to collect and share information
  • Wikis - Makes it easy to edit and add information in various places
Jeremiah Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Creativity 365

  • Since it's a content creation toolset, it would be great if there was a photo editing tool.
Patrick Enderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

  • Navigating Connections is tedious and time-consuming. More times than not I find it easier to simply search for what I'm looking for rather than trying to find what I need through other means
  • While file uploading and sharing files is useful enough, the browser lacks the seamless nature of Google Docs and the plugin can't hold a candle to Sharepoint. It works, but I find it clunky
  • We sorely miss our one-stop homepage (The Hub) that has been replaced by IBM Connections. There is no "jump-off" page to provide ease of navigation. It would really nice to be able to provide bookmarks and/or some form of directory in the side tabs of the newsfeed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Creativity 365

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Creativity 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 7.7
Based on 7 answers
Connections has continued to more than meet our needs from a collaboration point of view and we are currently working on integration with our IBM Websphere portal platform to provide an integrated collaboration solution. This scenario will provide our users the best both products have to offer in a single interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Creativity 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Connections combines all the most useful abilities from various social networks. This makes it useful of course, but it also reduces user adoption time initially by allowing users to get comfortable with basic features. Once they are comfortable, it's easy for users to start exploring. They find new people in the organization to contact, new sources of information, etc. Before you know it, about half of the users are contributing back in some form -- and all with little or no training needed by IT.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Creativity 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Once Connections was installed, patched, etc. it was ALWAYS up. We only had to bring it down for OS updates to the servers. That seems to be typical of anything that runs on WebSphere; it's bulletproof and could probably run for months and years if the underlying OS didn't require constant patching.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Creativity 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
IBM Connections web UI, mobile app (data sync to / from the device), and file transfer speeds were almost always very fast. It was rare for a slow-down of any kind, even when doing searches.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Creativity 365

Creativity 365 10.0
Based on 1 answer
I contacted customer service once and got my problem solved very quickly.
Patrick Enderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 8.0
Based on 8 answers
IBM Support has ALWAYS been quick to respond, regardless of the product. Even first level techs seldom provide "canned" responses and they really try to help. If they can't help, they don't wallow around but engage the right person immediately. It's very rare that the first level tech needs to escalate, and even more rare when they do escalate and the next person engaged cannot solve it. We have been more than satisfied with IBM support's quick and professional responses to our issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Creativity 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 7.3
Based on 2 answers
Try to understand you will never find a product which suites all your end user for 100%. IBM Connections is the best of all breeds but if you go look on each functionality on its own there are better example out there. But as IBM COnnections delivers it all in just one platform makes it the best example about integration of different functionality into one platform.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Creativity 365

Airtable has a free version that offers basic functionalities that Creativity 365 does not offer. Airtable integrates with 25 different applications and software to make collaboration easier, while Creativity 365 only integrates with 13. Even though key features of Creativity 365 and Airtable should matter you should also carefully explore the integrations provided by each product. Very often you will already be making use of various kinds of SaaS software in your company and it’s much more beneficial to choose software that integrates well with each other. If you do that you will be able to guarantee an effortless transfer of data between your teams and software used, which can significantly reduce the time spent on migrating between one solution and the next.
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

From the few times that I have used MS SharePoint, I can say that it doesn't seem to hold a candle to the robust features of IBM Connections. The out-of-the-box capabilities of IBM Connections are amazing and are more easy to access and use than what I've seen with MS SharePoint.
Chris Whisonant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Creativity 365

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM) 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Scaling UP is never an issue with IBM's core technologies like WebSphere, DB2, etc. as long as you have or can find the technical resources to implement it. Where IBM seems to fail is scaling DOWN for smaller organizations. Connections 5.0 on-premises would have required us to create 7 servers -- yes, they would be virtualized, but still that's 7 OS licenses, 40 virtual CPU cores, 80GB RAM, and a few TB of hard disk space. All to replace Quick which runs on 1 server with 1 OS license, 4 cores, 8GB RAM and 600GB of disk. Granted, there are major differences in capabilities between the two, but how do you get a CFO understand why features like a mobile app, file sync, and social sharing require 10x the back-end resources?
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Creativity 365

  • It has definitely reduced work load times, and allows me more time to work on important projects.
  • The PDF mark up and the ability to write text over videos has made presentations a lot more efficient to create and thus is time saving.
  • Using NoteLedge to take notes and add photos to those notes helps with being better organized.
Richard Perroset | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Connections (formerly from IBM)

  • Positive - Using IBM Connections has reduced the number of directories and file share repositories previously used for collaboration.
  • Positive - The direction is to stop relying on email for the only method of communicating and sharing knowledge. IBM Connections is in the right step.
Tony Morales, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

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