Non-techy review of IBM Connections
Heather Hegger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated February 25, 2015

Non-techy review of IBM Connections

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Connections

We currently use IBM Connections as a backend platform. We have built a custom platform (member-facing) on top of IBM Connections. Our member-facing platform currently serving over 100,000 members. Our main use of IBM Connections is for the collaboration tools that it offers.
  • Easy to set up communities
  • Easy to customize communities and add/delete different widgets
  • Easy to navigate
  • We have had some difficulty in bridging IBM Connections with several other applications (security mainly)
  • I would like to be able to customize and name the widgets to match up with our member-facing tool (ie. IBM Connections calls it a "blog," whereas our member-facing application calls this area "news."
  • Ease of collaboration between members (100K+)
  • Ease of setting of communities of practice very quickly
I have not personally evaluated other products, as I just manage day-to-day operations. I am not a developer, so I am unsure as to how IBM Connections compares to other products in the marketplace.
If it is being used for collaboration efforts, I would recommend it. We do not use it as our content management system.

Using IBM Connections

We have a very close relationship with IBM and use several of their products. Therefore, I would expect we would renew. We just upgraded to v4.5, which has vastly improved functionalities available.