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Score 8.9 out of 100
90 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Avaza ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

8.8

Avaza

88%
7.6

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

76%
Avaza ranks higher in 9/13 features

Task Management

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Resource Management

8.8
88%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

8.2
82%
4 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

8.8
88%
6 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Team Collaboration

10.0
100%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document Management

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Email integration

9.1
91%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.8
78%
5 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Timesheet Tracking

9.0
90%
7 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Budget and Expense Management

8.5
85%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Search

N/A
0 Ratings
6.9
69%
9 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Professional Services Automation

8.6

Avaza

86%

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
Avaza ranks higher in 4/4 features

Quotes/estimates

7.3
73%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Invoicing

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Project & financial reporting

9.1
91%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integration with accounting software

9.1
91%
1 Rating
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

Avaza

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.5

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

65%
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) ranks higher in 8/8 features

Chat

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Notifications

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Discussions

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
4.1
41%
5 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
7 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.1
51%
4 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
6 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

Avaza

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.2

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

62%
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
4 Ratings

Video files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
5 Ratings

Audio files

N/A
0 Ratings
3.1
31%
5 Ratings

Document collaboration

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Access control

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Advanced security features

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Device sync

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
5 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Avaza is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
  • HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

9.0

Avaza

90%
7 Ratings
8.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

80%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

10.0

Avaza

100%
1 Rating
1.7

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

17%
5 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Avaza

90%
1 Rating
10.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Avaza

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Avaza

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

10.0

Avaza

100%
2 Ratings
9.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

90%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Avaza

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Avaza

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

90%
2 Ratings

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

Pros

Avaza

  • It switches between Kanban view, List view, and Gantt charts which fits varying preferences!
  • It helps us work smart by creating dependencies and linking tasks to calendars
  • It has a clean, intuitive dashboard that's very easy to navigate
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

  • The interface and taxonomy could use an update, sometimes it's hard to figure out where things logically are or should be.
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

Pricing Details

Avaza

General

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

Starting Price

$0 Unlimited Project Collaborators, 1 Admin, 1 Timesheet/ Expense User, 1 Resource Scheduling User

Avaza Editions & Modules

Edition
Free Plan$01
Startup Plan$11.952
Basic Plan$23.953
Business Plan$47.954
  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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

General

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

Starting Price

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

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 4 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 2 answers
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 is the only solution that ties all of our needs together in one platform at a reasonable price.
Tristan Boyd | 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

  • Accountability has increased ever since Avaza has been introduced
  • Avaza has helped us to keep records of all our tasks
  • Avaza has helped us to bill our clients accurately
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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