Rich presence information is the cornerstone of any unified communications solution, since it provides the context and intelligence that makes communications and collaboration effective and efficient. People spend less time trying to find others in their professional networks who can answer questions, or speed business processes.
IBM Sametime® software can integrate multiple elements to provide users with a comprehensive view to someone's availability:
Sametime software's built-in integration with a range of email and productivity applications provides people with rich presence awareness from the applications they use every day. This makes it easy to reach out to colleagues without having to switch context away from the task at hand. Sametime integrates with IBM and Microsoft software:
Through the Sametime SDK and APIs, Sametime rich presence can also be embedded in virtually any desktop or web-based application. (See the Platform page for details.)
Six screenshots of Sametime presence
Set your status to prevent untimely interruptions.
Online status information helps prevent unnecessary interruptions by letting others know if you are online, available, in a meeting, away, prefer not to be disturbed, or optionally, if you are already on the phone.
View the screenshot: online status.
View location and business card details.
Automated geographic location awareness lets you know where your colleagues and experts are. The business card provides contact details, including any custom status message.
View the screenshot: business card.
See presence indicators in your IBM Notes desktop.
See others' availability at a glance with dynamic visual cues within your IBM Notes® 8.5 desktop. Check presence indicators next to contact names in the inbox, calendar, and address book as well as in applications such as team rooms and discussions.
View the screenshot: Sametime in Notes.
See presence indicators within a web experience application.
See others' availability within IBM WebSphere Portal® application.
View the screenshot: Sametime in WebSphere Portal
See presence indicators within Microsoft email.
See others' availability within Microsoft® Outlook email.
View the screenshot: Sametime in Microsoft Outlook.
See presence indicators within Microsoft Office applications.
See others' availability within Microsoft® Office applications, such as Microsoft Word, shown here.
View the screenshot: Sametime in Microsoft Word.