IBM Sametime version comparison

IBM® Sametime® software is available in multiple versions to support the needs of your enterprise—from the small office to the multinational conglomerate. The richest set of function is provided by the combination of IBM Sametime Advanced software with IBM Sametime Unified Telephony software bringing telephony capabilities into the Sametime real-time collaboration environment.

Functions IBM Sametime Entry software IBM Sametime Standard software IBM Sametime Advanced software
Rich presence:
Online presence status; availability status icons; custom status message X X X
Automated geographic awareness   X X
Telephony status (optional)   X X
Set alerts when users are available; privacy lists, selective do not disturb   X X
Enterprise instant messaging:

Business card display X X X
Primary, frequent and recent contact list views X X X
Initiate chats with users not in your contact list X X X
Security-rich one-on-one text chat and multi-way text chat. X X X
Send and receive offline messages

Rich text formatting; spellcheck; emoticons and emoticon palettes; X X X
Time and date stamps; chat history X X X
Sametime Connect client X X X
Log in to multiple communities   X X
Screen capture tool; file transfers   X X
Send file to group chat or send folder to a contact

Instant screen share     X
Zero-download browser chat client   X X
Online meetings

Online meetings   X X
Voice and video

Dual audio/video interface for both built-in and partner media capabilities in chats and meetings   X X
Community collaboration:
Public IM federation   X X
Skill tap     X
Instant polls     X
Broadcast chats     X
Broadcast announcement     X
Persistent group chat     X

Mobile   X X
Telephony integration (optional)

Telephony integration (optional)   X X
Communications enabled business processes:      
Built-in integration with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, Microsoft SharePoint X X X
Built-in integration with IBM Notes   X X
Built-in integration with IBM Connections and Lotus Quickr   X X
Built-in integration with WebSphere Portal   X X
SDKs and toolkits for integration with other enterprise applications   X X
Web 2.0 APIs for integration into Web applications   X X
Third-party plug-ins   X X