Budibase vs. HCL Domino

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Budibase
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Budibase is a low-code platform from the company of the same name in Belfast, that enables users to design, build, automate, deploy and scale custom internal applications in minutes, and with confidence.N/A
HCL Domino
Score 7.3 out of 10
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HCL Domino (formerly IBM Domino, and before that Lotus Domino) is an enterprise application development platform, boasting mobile-app capabilities to enterprise authentication and a companion low-code app builder called Domino Volt.N/A
Pricing
BudibaseHCL Domino
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BudibaseHCL Domino
Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
BudibaseHCL Domino
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User Ratings
BudibaseHCL Domino
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
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9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
BudibaseHCL Domino
Likelihood to Recommend
Budibase
Even though its a solid tool I think for now it is best suited to create some relatively complex apps but not best suited to build very complex apps where you need to manipulate data during runtime. But they are actively developing the produt and push updates on the regular basis which makes me feel optimistic about their future.
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HCL Technologies
Domino is best in medium-sized businesses of 20-100 employees. It's too complicated to implement in very small companies unless you have good external resources. It scales up very well for larger companies but the pressures of users wanting particular "brand-name" software can become difficult. If you want a restricted "extranet/portal" system for a limited set of members it's a great system, particularly if you add a Domino CRM on top. Unlike Microsoft, you never have to resort to command-line tools, like PowerShell, in Domino to get things done.
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Pros
Budibase
  • Can connect REST APIs
  • Can define User Roles
  • Open Source so you can host it yourself if you prefer
  • They have a component called reapeater field which is extreamly useful in cases you want to iterate UI component on you table
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HCL Technologies
  • Domino support for policy-based user registration and deployment eases end-user creation.
  • User access to databases is simplified via group membership and defined roles.
  • Email replication to clustered servers is simplified through connection/replication documents stored centralized address book
  • Group calendaring enabled at client level controls.
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Cons
Budibase
  • Building UI even though simple, it gets tougher when you want to build a complex one. The way they have implemented data sources in the UI is bit rigid.
  • you can not use JS in all the components to manipulate data which makes it less dynamic compared to say AppSmith.
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HCL Technologies
  • User interface needs to be modernised.
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Alternatives Considered
Budibase
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HCL Technologies
We use SharePoint, SQL and Teams but only for the things that they excel in. For example, we use teams for small team interactions (including external participants). We use teams for meetings too. We've discovered that Teams collaboration is not as full-functional as Domino and more importantly, that our members (financial services) do not trust the Open Office365 cloud. SharePoint and Team collaborative features are often blocked in our member organizations. Domino is much easier to identify and unblock at the firewall level. It's much easier to restrict collaboration to approved options in Domino.
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Return on Investment
Budibase
  • made building internal tool easy
  • saved good number of man hours compared to building tools from scratch
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HCL Technologies
  • The immediate impact on my organization as a non-profit is cost. Enterprise pricing for a Domino solution is exponentially more inexpensive than more popular applications.
  • Of the most obvious impacts is user familiarity. Given a vast majority of the employment pool having familiarity with MS products, orienting new employees to Domino\Notes is burdensome. Adoption is slow and resistance is high.
  • Hiring Domino administrators and developers is increasingly challenging.
  • The recent sale of the Domino platform away from IBM is concerning.
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