Deltek Collaboration vs. HCL Notes

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Deltek Collaboration
Score 9.1 out of 10
N/A
Deltek Collaboration is designed to enable users to collaborate more effectively with internal and external team members through easy document sharing, instant feedback and automatic notifications. This is so users spend less time sorting through an onslaught of emails and unorganized documents and spend more time delivering the best projects to meet client demands.N/A
HCL Notes
Score 7.4 out of 10
N/A
Notes from HCL (formerly from IBM, acquired by HCL in late 2018) is a collaboration platform based on the Lotus platform.N/A
Pricing
Deltek CollaborationHCL Notes
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Deltek CollaborationHCL Notes
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
Deltek CollaborationHCL Notes
Project Management
Comparison of Project Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Collaboration
9.1
2 Ratings
14% above category average
HCL Notes
6.9
10 Ratings
14% below category average
Task Management10.02 Ratings7.09 Ratings
Gantt Charts9.02 Ratings6.03 Ratings
Scheduling8.52 Ratings8.09 Ratings
Workflow Automation8.02 Ratings5.06 Ratings
Mobile Access9.02 Ratings8.010 Ratings
Search9.52 Ratings6.09 Ratings
Visual planning tools9.52 Ratings8.03 Ratings
Communication
Comparison of Communication features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Collaboration
9.4
2 Ratings
17% above category average
HCL Notes
9.2
10 Ratings
15% above category average
Chat10.02 Ratings6.010 Ratings
Notifications10.02 Ratings9.010 Ratings
Discussions10.02 Ratings9.57 Ratings
Surveys8.02 Ratings9.14 Ratings
Internal knowledgebase7.52 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Integrates with GoToMeeting10.01 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Integrates with Outlook10.02 Ratings10.05 Ratings
File Sharing & Management
Comparison of File Sharing & Management features of Product A and Product B
Deltek Collaboration
9.6
2 Ratings
17% above category average
HCL Notes
7.6
9 Ratings
7% below category average
Versioning8.02 Ratings9.04 Ratings
Video files9.02 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Audio files9.52 Ratings6.05 Ratings
Document collaboration10.02 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Access control10.02 Ratings6.08 Ratings
Advanced security features10.02 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Integrates with Google Drive10.01 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Device sync10.02 Ratings8.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
Deltek CollaborationHCL Notes
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.0
(16 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
1.7
(5 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Deltek CollaborationHCL Notes
Likelihood to Recommend
Deltek, Inc.
Deltek Collaboration is best suited for companies and employees that are needing to work closely with other people. Working with agencies, for example, can take so much time waiting to hear back on the status of a project or getting files, so when you can have it all in one place it saves a lot of time and effort.
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HCL Technologies
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.
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Pros
Deltek, Inc.
  • Integrations with file sharing platforms.
  • Project-based spaces making information easy to find.
  • Good communication tools.
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HCL Technologies
  • 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$).
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Cons
Deltek, Inc.
  • In general, I have never noticed negative features in Deltek Collaboration. This software allows me to collaborate with my whole team without problems.
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HCL Technologies
  • 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).
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Likelihood to Renew
Deltek, Inc.
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HCL Technologies
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.
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Usability
Deltek, Inc.
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HCL Technologies
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.
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Support Rating
Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
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.
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Implementation Rating
Deltek, Inc.
No answers on this topic
HCL Technologies
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Deltek, Inc.
Before Deltek, we had just communicated around projects through Slack since it was free. It did work well for communication and you could share files, but it is not nearly as robust as Deltek Collaboration. It was not easy to look back and find necessary files, and the collaboration didn't work nearly as well.
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HCL Technologies
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.
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Return on Investment
Deltek, Inc.
  • Improved communication.
  • Centralized location for all documentation.
  • Better organization for projects.
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HCL Technologies
  • 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.
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