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Score 7.7 out of 100
90 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    Creately

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.6

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    76%
    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) ranks higher in 7/7 features

    Task Management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    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

    Search

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.9
    69%
    9 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings

    Communication

    Creately

    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

    Creately

    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

    • Creately is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.4

    Creately

    84%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    80%
    16 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    1.7

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    17%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    5.6

    Creately

    56%
    4 Ratings
    9.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Online Training

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Creately

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Creately

    Very good online option for flowcharts and other purposes; can be quite cost-effective, too, depending on how you use it.
    Mike Eisenberg | 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

    Creately

    • Creately provides the same experience that other similar tools (i.e. Visio) provides, but presents it in a much more colorful, unique manner. The colors are vibrant, and my clients have always been impressed with the quality and feel.
    • Creately provides a lot of creative control over how your images look. I can play with the opacity and color scheme, or use what they already provide.
    • Creately also allows me to create wireframes for clients to review, whether desktop or mobile. I can create simple, easy to understand frames and concepts in minutes - they're super professional looking and ready to share.
    • I like the pricing model. Right now I can pay month-to-month, or pay a one-time fee for a year. It's also less expensive than Visio, which is very nice.
    Richard Crane | 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

    Creately

    • The transition Creately made this year to their new non-Flash platform seems to almost function like a beta release in some instances.
    • Customer support sometimes takes a while to return and the responses are not always the best or most helpful. Follow up isn't great, either.
    Mike Eisenberg | 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

    Creately

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Optional
    6.95

    Starting Price

    $40 per month

    Creately Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Creately Desktop$751
    Creately Server6.951
    1. per user
    SaaS Edition
    Creately Online Personal6.951
    Creately Team 5$401
    Creately Team 10$801
    Creately Team 25$2001
    1. per month
    Additional Pricing Details
    We offer deeply discounted prices for non profits, educational institutes and charities.

    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

    Creately

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Creately

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Creately

    Creately 5.6
    Based on 4 answers
    I haven't used Creately's support. I don't know what to rate this to be honest. If there was an "N/A," I'd use that. I like products where I don't have to do a lot of research or studying to learn how to use the software. Creately allows me to jump in and go.
    Richard Crane | 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

    Creately

    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

    Creately

    In terms of pricing and functionality, Creately was the clear winner at the time, although the jury is still out on Creately's new version in terms of how simple it may be to use.
    Mike Eisenberg | 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

    Creately

    • Creately is less expensive and dare I say more professional looking than Visio. It looks great at a fraction of the price.
    • Creately allows me to share ideas and processes with my clients. It shows that I understand their business processes, and increases their trust in my abilities to work with them.
    Richard Crane | 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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