"Makes Working With Global Team Easier, With Fast Communication Features."
January 24, 2020

"Makes Working With Global Team Easier, With Fast Communication Features."

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with HCL Sametime (formerly from IBM)

The use of HCL Sametime helps the teams to communicate in a fast way, especially when you have teams located in different cities and even countries. As the product is very user-friendly to all users, we are having no trouble using it around the world, since we use it in Latin America, EMEA, and East Asia region. All teams are using Sametime to communicate efficiently and with no limits.
  • Sharing files and screenshots is very easy with the screenshot feature.
  • Simple to use and with good chat history.
  • To perform better, it requires lots of configurations that are not default.
  • The app feature could be improved.
  • Fast communication between teams helped with team integration.
  • Time-saver to resolve issues and problems with overseas teams.
Sametime is very similar to the other chats I have used, with some better features, such as the screenshot feature and file sharing, which demonstrates to be faster than the others.
I have not needed to use the Sametime support team. Our local support team was able to configure it for me.

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Overall, Sametime is a great feature for global teams to communicate, since you can chat quickly and efficiently with Sametime. Also, the file transfer is really fast and it downloads to any folder you choose. The chat history is easy to use and it is easy to find keywords.

The feature of creating "emoticons" sometimes can jeopardize the team's efficiency.

HCL Sametime Feature Ratings

Hosted PBX
Not Rated
Multi-level Interactive Voice Response (IVR)
Not Rated
User templates
Call reports
Directory of employee names
Answering rules
Call recording
Not Rated
Call park
Not Rated
Call screening
Message alerts
Mobile app for iOS
Mobile app for Android