Create and customize pages
Business users can quickly create and customize pages. Tools and capabilities include: Multiple, preconfigured page grid layouts; custom page grid layouts; pre-built widgets and the ability to create new widgets; CSS to support corporate branding and standards; and capabilities to design intuitive page navigation.
Add content and applications with widgets and APIs
Populate pages with content from IBM® Connections™ blogs, wikis and other social elements simply and quickly by using widgets. You can also add content from other websites and applications with included Clipping, IFrame, HTML, ATOM and RSS feed widgets. Application developers can use a published API to create custom widgets and integrate content or functionalities from other applications.
Personalize content based on employee directory data
Web pages and the contents of widgets can be targeted to employees using elements of their Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) attributes, such as role, business unit and location. Employees can personalize their pages to reflect their individual needs and preferences.
You do not need to choose between two systems to publish content. Content owners can curate content by publishing blog entries to home or landing pages. Content publishing, liking and commenting are integrated into the IBM Connections activity stream. Internal communications professionals can integrate top-down communications with peer-to-peer collaboration to make communications more collaborative and engaging.
Integrate and administrate quickly and efficiently
All content is contained in a single index, so no search integration is required, and the single content store helps eliminate fragmentation, redundancy, inconsistency and governance problems. Read-access management is handled through IBM Connections Communities, requiring no separate initiative and management. Activity stream and user interface integration also requires no special integration. Administrators can configure custom home pages, the display of widgets, navigation layout and more.
How customers use it
IBM Connections Engagement Center supports IBM Connections V5.5 and 6.0 and the following browsers. Visit the link below for complete lists of software requirements, supported operating systems, prerequisites and optional supported software, including component-level details and operating system restrictions.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer -- V9, 10 and 11. Older versions may lead to different UI layout.
- Mozilla Firefox – Major versions from 32.0 to 42.0. Versions down to 10.0 compatible, not supported.
- Google Chrome -- Older versions down to 10.0 are still compatible but not supported.
- Apple Safari -- Major versions greater than 5.1.6. Versions down to 5.1 compatible, not supported.