Enterprise instant messaging (IM) is often the first point of contact when reaching out to colleagues. It's a way to get a quick answer without the wait for the response to an email or phone call. And IM helps reduce telephony expenses.
IBM® Sametime® software delivers enterprise IM with enterprise security features, reliability, and scalability. Tightly integrated tools make it easy to switch communication methods as a conversation evolves.
Powerful enterprise instant messaging features
Better, more flexible collaboration
Watch a demonstration (MP4, 00:05:37, 20.3MB) of the Sametime browser chat client.
Fourteen screenshots of Sametime instant messaging
Initiate a chat
Sametime software makes it easy to chat or to call others. Colleagues are just one click away.
View business card
Find contact information on a colleague in the Sametime contact list instantly with a simple click. The business card provides contact details.
Chat with people who use other IM systems
Thanks to Sametime software's federation capabilities, you can also chat with people who use Google, AOL or other enterprise IM systems.
Use rich text chat and transfer files
Sametime software provides rich text chat, built-in file transfer, business cards, spell check, and more to reduce e-mail attachment overload.
Use your computer as your phone
Built-in Voice over IP (VoIP) means that you can talk to your colleagues too—using your computer as your phone.
Move to a video chat
You can easily move from a text chat to a video chat. Sametime software includes video chat. All you need is a supported video camera.
Initiate a chat from Microsoft software
Not just for IBM software users, Sametime software is designed to work with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office or Microsoft SharePoint software. For example, start a Sametime chat from Microsoft e-mail.