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HCL Connections Roadmap - Adam Gartenberg, HCL

HCL Connections Roadmap - Adam Gartenberg, HCL

Let'sConnect Connects Virtual May 2021

HCL Connections Roadmap presented by HCL

With the most recent release of HCL Connections out the door, we are working hard on the next release. In this session we will share a preview of how the next Connections release creates a new experience that will let users enjoy fluid collaboration within Connections and beyond.

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May 18, 2021
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  1. Copyright © 2020 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com Customer Presentation

    1 HCL Connections v8 Roadmap and First Look Adam Gartenberg Rene Schimmer May 2021
  2. HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject

    to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. Please Note
  3. Copyright © 2020 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com Customer Presentation

    Why Connections? Why now? • Permanent shift to remote-based employees • Companies missing major components of collaboration • Too many siloed applications • Employee engagement and culture is top of mind
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    Connections Product Strategy *Each hill does not represent a release Touchpoint Sidebar Highlights Invite Adoption and Engagement V6.5 Integration and Repeatable Success Tailored Experience MS Ecosystem Support PDF Export Partner-led Cloud (MSP) V7.0 User Experience New UX Framework • Navigation • Search • Upload & Share • Usability & Consistency V8.0
  5. HCL Connections v8 – Delivering a market-leading user experience Reimagine

    your collaborative experience The redesigned user experience makes it easier for users to navigate within Connections. Improvements in usability and consistency mean that no matter where you are in Connections, you are never more than a click away from what’s important to you. Frustration-free search Faster access to the information, Communities and expertise you need with the new centrally located search bar. Perform context sensitive searches with intuitive filtering and one-click access to past searches, recent content, and relevant Communities and people. Increase information velocity Make new ideas and best practices go viral with new pervasive sharing experience. Reimagined User Experience. Simplified Search. Ubiquitous Sharing.
  6. Navigation reimagined All designs subject to change New navigation puts

    the focus on consistency – no matter where you are in Connections. Easy access to features that are always important. • Top navigation with configurable logo and environment name • Always-present search bar • Left main navigation with access to key Connections apps; configurable to add more apps • Important-To-Me now always on the right giving users quick access to their key people and Communities Second and third level navigation for Connections apps are consistent and intuitive
  7. Search simplified All designs subject to change A new centrally

    located search bar simplifies the user interaction with context sensitive focus and intuitive filtering • Always in the same spot, the search bar changes context to the current app • Easily broaden or narrow the scope with suggested options • Recently viewed content on first click gives quick access to commonly used resources • Newly designed results page for visual and intuitive filtering of the results On click: On typing:
  8. Search simplified All designs subject to change A new centrally

    located search bar simplifies the user interaction with context sensitive focus and intuitive filtering • Always in the same spot, the search bar changes context to the current app • Easily broaden or narrow the scope with suggested options • Recently viewed content on first click gives quick access to commonly used resources • Newly designed results page for visual and intuitive filtering of the results On click: On typing:
  9. Search simplified All designs subject to change A new centrally

    located search bar simplifies the user interaction with context sensitive focus and intuitive filtering • Always in the same spot, the search bar changes context to the current app • Easily broaden or narrow the scope with suggested options • Recently viewed content on first click gives quick access to commonly used resources • Newly designed results page for visual and intuitive filtering of the results On click: On typing:
  10. Search simplified All designs subject to change A new centrally

    located search bar simplifies the user interaction with context sensitive focus and intuitive filtering • Always in the same spot, the search bar changes context to the current app • Easily broaden or narrow the scope with suggested options • Recently viewed content on first click gives quick access to commonly used resources • Newly designed results page for visual and intuitive filtering of the results On click: On typing:
  11. Universal upload and share All designs subject to change The

    new Share and Upload buttons let users easily share the currently viewed page within Connections or integrated chat tools. • Any page within Connections can be shared within Connections, Sametime or Teams or other chat tools • Permissions are still enforced on private content • Quickly upload a file with the new upload (and share) button Share on Connections Share on Sametime Share on Teams
  12. Universal Important-To-Me bar Introduced as the Important-To-Me bar in Orient

    Me and Verse - pinned and recommended contacts and communities are now available everywhere for instant interaction. • Quick access to a pinned contact’s updates, content, chat, meeting and more • Recommended contacts based on shared interests and actions • Pinned Communities at your fingertips • Context sensitive filter brings a person’s content forward based on where you are (Files, Wiki, Blog, etc.) All designs subject to change
  13. New homepage experience Combining Orient Me with Latest Updates, the

    Discover view and a configurable “My Page” lets users choose how they want to catch up on all the action. 1. Orient Me delivers updates based on their importance 2. Latest updates delivers updates in chronological order 3. Discover by recommendations 4. My View with dashboard-like access to Connections apps Easily switch between the 4 modes and set a default All designs subject to change 1 2 3 4
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    Connections Product Strategy *Each hill does not represent a release Enterprise Community Platform Strengthen the Community • Management Lifecycle Member • Engagement Landing Page Updates and Notifications • Integration HCL Ecosystem 3rd party apps V Next Touchpoint Sidebar Highlights Invite Adoption and Engagement V6.5 Integration and Repeatable Success Tailored Experience MS Ecosystem Support PDF Export Partner-led Cloud (MSP) V7.0 User Experience New UX Framework • Navigation • Search • Usability & Consistency • Upload & Share V8.0
  15. Copyright © 2020 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com HCL Connections

    - Enterprise Community Platform Be in charge of your Community From start to finish - create a Community and manage its lifecycle through the different stages all the way to its archival. Effectively manage members, visitors, admins, owners and groups. Managing multiple communities - move content and members. 02. Integration Bring what you need With integration patterns for common application classes you can bring your own chat, meeting, file, note taking, process […] application to your community. 03. Community Apps Improving on what works Files, Wikis, Blogs, Forum and all the other apps make a community work. To make them work better, aha-inspired enhancements throughout the range will delight end users. 1 01. Management
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    Connections Product Strategy *Each hill does not represent a release Enterprise Community Platform Strengthen the Community • Management Lifecycle Member • Engagement Landing Page Updates and Notifications • Integration HCL Ecosystem 3rd party apps V Next Touchpoint Sidebar Highlights Invite Adoption and Engagement V6.5 Integration and Repeatable Success Tailored Experience MS Ecosystem Support PDF Export Partner-led Cloud (MSP) V7.0 User Experience New UX Framework • Navigation • Search • Usability & Consistency • Upload & Share V8.0
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    19 Additional resources Connections v7 Preview: Register and try it out https://hclsw.co/cxn-7-pre Global Unveiling of Connections v7 Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PcEQUzeyro&feature=youtu.be Connections Webpage https://www.hcltechsw.com/wps/portal/products/connections WWW Digital Solutions YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/IBMSocialBiz
  18. $10.17 BILLION | 168,000+ IDEAPRENEURS | 50 COUNTRIES

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    BACK-UP INFORMATION 21
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    Connections makes collaboration an integral part of the work experience 22 Keep teams on the same page with shared editing Create Communities as flexible workspaces Easily locate expertise to help solve problems Go mobile and collaborate from anywhere Integrate power of Connections with Microsoft 365 Get projects done on time with Activities Plus Onboard new staff quickly with Touchpoint Capture & share information thru forum and wiki links
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    Connections features available by release 23 Feature 6.0 2017 CR3-4 2018 CR5-6 2019 6.5 2019 6.5 CR1 2020 7.0 2020 Community Templates and Community creation wizard • Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Outlook and Office integration • Automated scripts and Cloud Native component pack support • Connections Mail • • Connections Sidebar for embedding in any website • • • Touchpoint for improved onboarding • • • Easily invite external users • • • Activities Plus to manage tasks and actions more effectively • • • Create Community on mobile devices • • • • Transfer File Ownership • • • • Wiki and Community UI Improvements • • • • Share file via link, Lock wiki to avoid edit conflicts • • • • • New layout, deduplication of newsletters and email alerts • • • • • UI Enhancements: modern theme; Highlights page; redesigned community catalog • • • • • Orient Me home page • • • • • • Enhanced designs Community homepages, top navigation; Copy community layout • • • • • • My Drive sync files and folders to desktop • • • • • •
  22. Copyright © 2020 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com 24 Introducing

    Connections v7 Start teams faster. Eliminate boundaries. Deploy with speed. Go to Connections v7 Feature-Benefits Guide Deploy powerful new features 90% faster with new Cloud Native component pack. Integrate the power of Connections with your Microsoft 365 eco-system. Get teams up and running 80% faster with new, easy-to- use templates.
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    25 • Make success repeatable • Jumpstart your projects • Promote engagement Create engaging and successful Communities 25 New Connections v7
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    26 • Remove boundaries • Keep information moving • Eliminate silos • Round-trip editing Our integration with Microsoft makes work more seamless New Connections v7
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    Reduce your upgrade headaches 27 Use new installation scripts to reduce deployment time from days to hours. • Easily deploy latest functionality with cloud-native Component Pack. • Significantly reduce deployment time with automated scripts. • Minimize your hardware footprint with updated resource guidance. New Connections v7