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Score 9.7 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Avaza

We are a pretty unique business because we deal with bookkeeping, marketing, and HR and across all 3 departments, we have been able to successfully use the tool. Other software we have tried usually caters to one industry at a time.
Veronica M Duckett | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

I often work with teams from other country and regions, hence HCL Notes is a very useful platform for internal company management operations. It standardized organisational work standards in most of the offices worldwide. HCL Notes also enables chat with other team around the world that I find very helpful when initiating conversation or just want to have a quick update rather than sending emails and waiting for replies. However, HCL Notes is not very efficient in web browsing and user still need to use other internet service providers.
Mogana Tashiani | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Avaza
8.8
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.6
Task Management
Avaza
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.1
Resource Management
Avaza
8.2
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Gantt Charts
Avaza
8.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Scheduling
Avaza
9.5
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.7
Team Collaboration
Avaza
8.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Email integration
Avaza
9.9
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Mobile Access
Avaza
6.1
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Timesheet Tracking
Avaza
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Budget and Expense Management
Avaza
9.9
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Workflow Automation
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Search
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
3.5
Visual planning tools
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Professional Services Automation

Avaza
8.8
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Quotes/estimates
Avaza
8.8
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Invoicing
Avaza
8.9
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Project & financial reporting
Avaza
8.9
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

Communication

Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.6
Chat
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.6
Notifications
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Discussions
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.4
Surveys
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.8
Internal knowledgebase
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with Outlook
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Versioning
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.8
Video files
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
7.8
Audio files
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
7.8
Document collaboration
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.1
Access control
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.4
Advanced security features
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.4
Integrates with Google Drive
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Device sync
Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Pros

Avaza

  • Avaza is great for project management. I use it to organize client roadmaps by task and deadline. You can also easily time yourself for specific tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

  • It has a really strong and robust database that's extremely scalable and holds up well to thousands of users and many different environments.
  • It has a really good enterprise-grade framework for development custom database applications
  • All of the custom database applications along with the email all have a nice uniform look and feel so their easy-to-use.
  • I really like how it's developed and supported on every client OS (Windows, OSX, Linux)! The competitors definitely do NOT offer this (M$).
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Avaza

  • More introduction to the features provided
  • More detail on how to work with the day/week functions for time logging
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

  • Notes' backwards compatibility sometimes gets in the way. Menus are cluttered with extraneous, outdated options and features that modern users will never use, and Preferences are often difficult to navigate for those coming from Gmail or Outlook. We have greatly simplified this via Policies, but users still find it daunting to go through all the options that are available.
  • The IBM Notes client for Windows & Mac is essentially the Eclipse Java development platform...so it is HUGE. Performance initially was very slow but IBM has done a good job of speeding things up. As IBM moves more toward cloud-delivered applications, this will not be as much of a problem.
  • Notes and Domino can be complex to manage for administrators who are more accustomed to ActiveDirectory, Group Policy, etc. Editing a notes.ini file to add a feature, or working with XML files by hand to create a SmartUpgrade kit can be daunting to those coming from more modern administrative roles.
  • Some users claim to "hate" Notes mail. While I have heard this less and less over the past 10 years, we have had 3rd party software offer plugins to Outlook and it's rare to see any for Notes.
  • The client update process should be automated more. I would like to see the Notes client update quietly and quickly more like an Adobe software update. If an update fails it should automatically try again without prompting the user over and over.
  • Notes multiple language spell checking is a downloaded add-on Java-based resource that has to be deployed in a convoluted way that is difficult for users to grasp. Therefore any foreign language spell check updates must be done individually per Notes client by IT, which is unfortunate. I would prefer to see that be a "live download" update option for users to get directly from IBM (don't make me download it and put it on my network).
Jeremiah Benjamin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Avaza

Avaza 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Because it has been amazing and easy to work with.
Veronica M Duckett | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 1.7
Based on 5 answers
I've been in IT business and as a Programmer/Developer for 20+ years with too many programming languages experiences/back ground (C/C++/Visual Basic/Basic Program/Unix/COBOL/Java). Also with 18+ years with Lotus Notes/IBM Domino, I am still and always think Lotus Notes is the best RAD platform available!. When the time where resource is very limited and the expectation is very high and the turn around is too short, IBM Domino/Notes is the platform to use and it's the only choice available.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Avaza

Avaza 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Avaza is very easy to use, but the mobile app needs work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to use for the user, most of the apps we developed, there is not much need for user training. Most of the times, we just do a demo to the users group and they can pick up from there.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Avaza

Avaza 10.0
Based on 2 answers
They are always available and open to doing a call or a shared screen to walk through the issues.
Veronica M Duckett | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I've been using the production for a very long time and very happy with it. Also, all the online resources and forums for notes is very friendly and easy/quick for getting help. I found out that compared to Microsoft or Oracle or any other platforms, IBM Notes online forum is the best I have seen.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Avaza

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Implementation is easy and smooth if the requirement is well gathered/documented. Notes is a RAD platform, all projects in Notes is simple in the implementation step.
Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Avaza

Avaza's time tracking capabilities are much more detailed than Upwork's. Upwork focuses on simplicity, using a simple on/off button and a spot for taking notes about each project, but Avaza gives you more to work with, allowing you to add detailed notes and specify tasks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

Outlook has been considered for years as a replacement platform. Pricing and support staff made it prohibitive. Our long-time use of Microsoft Office productivity suite naturally led us to consider the adoption of Office365. A recent investigation told us that Azure Cloud services propel an O365 solution to the forefront. Early adopters in international divisions have paved the way for Azure and O365.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Avaza

  • Avaza helps keep us organized, and helps us provide accurate estimates for existing and prospective clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

  • Over the years, we have lost countless hours of productivity from the thousands of crashes we have experienced.
  • One benefit of IBM Notes is that it is very simple to train a new user on. Many people prefer and are familiar with Google tools, but those that use IBM Notes have very little trouble acclimating themselves.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Avaza

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Avaza Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Plan$01
Startup Plan$9.952
Basic Plan$19.953
Business Plan$39.954
  1. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 1 Timesheet/ Expense User, 1 Resource Scheduling User
  2. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 2 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
  3. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 2 Admins, 5 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
  4. Unlimited Project Collaborators, 5 Admins, 5 Timesheet/ Expense Users, 1 Resource Scheduling User
Additional Pricing Details
Basic Integrations are available (via Zapier) for free, whereas Advanced Integrations with Quickbooks Online and Xero are available as an add-on (at $20 USD per month per integration) on paid plans.

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Avaza
9.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.1

Likelihood to Renew

Avaza
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
1.7

Usability

Avaza
9.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Performance

Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Support Rating

Avaza
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0

Online Training

Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Implementation Rating

Avaza
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0

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