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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Chanty ranks higher in 1 feature set: Communication
  • HCL Notes ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management

Project Management

4.0

Chanty

40%
7.6

HCL Notes

76%
HCL Notes ranks higher in 7/7 features

Task Management

3.0
30%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Search

5.0
50%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
9 Ratings

Gantt Charts

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Scheduling

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0
100%
9 Ratings

Workflow Automation

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0
80%
6 Ratings

Mobile Access

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Visual planning tools

N/A
0 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Communication

8.0

Chanty

80%
6.5

HCL Notes

65%
HCL Notes ranks higher in 7/8 features

Chat

8.0
80%
1 Rating
9.0
90%
10 Ratings

Notifications

9.0
90%
1 Rating
7.0
70%
10 Ratings

Discussions

7.0
70%
1 Rating
8.0
80%
8 Ratings

Surveys

N/A
0 Ratings
4.0
40%
5 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
7 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

N/A
0 Ratings
5.0
50%
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

Chanty

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
6.2

HCL Notes

62%
HCL Notes 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

  • HCL Notes is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Chanty

70%
1 Rating
8.0

HCL Notes

80%
16 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Chanty

N/A
0 Ratings
1.7

HCL Notes

17%
5 Ratings

Usability

Chanty

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

Availability

Chanty

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

Performance

Chanty

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

7.0

Chanty

70%
2 Ratings
9.0

HCL Notes

90%
4 Ratings

Online Training

Chanty

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Chanty

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

HCL Notes

90%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Chanty

Chanty is very good for networking messaging and low level collaboration between peers and colleagues. It's not great for video or voice calls or whiteboarding or file sharing.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

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

Chanty

  • Notifications
  • App loading speed
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

  • 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

Chanty

  • Ability to call group members
  • Ability to video members
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

  • 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

Chanty

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$3

Starting Price

HCL Notes

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Chanty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 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

Chanty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 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

Chanty

Chanty 7.0
Based on 2 answers
I have been sent quite a few emails about functionality and support on a pretty regular basis, which is great. I have not had any need to contact support as the platform is pretty simple to use, it was easy to download and install and I have not encountered any bugs or other issues so far.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 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

Chanty

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Notes

HCL Notes 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

Chanty

In terms of file sharing and speed of collaboration, I find that Slack is quicker and integration into Google Drive is very handy when it comes to working on documents, I have not seen Chanty do this. As for video Google Hangouts is as simple as it gets; again, I have not seen anything from Chanty in this area. I have also looked at and use https://guild.co/ which is much easier messaging and collaboration wise. The app and notification for Chanty is pretty good but it's loading time is slower compared to Slack and WhatsApp.
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

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

Chanty

  • Increased visibility
  • Increased opportunities
Marc Duke | TrustRadius Reviewer

HCL Notes

  • 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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