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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek WorkBook

My recommendation very much depends on who the colleague is. I would recommend WorkBook if it is an accountant, project manager or someone similar, and if the setup is done within WorkBook and passwords, etc. are being used within WorkBook only. I would tell IT Managers to avoid the application and think twice in terms of access management etc.
Christopher Fritz | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

Deltek WorkBook
7.7
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.6
Task Management
Deltek WorkBook
8.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.3
Resource Management
Deltek WorkBook
9.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Gantt Charts
Deltek WorkBook
9.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Scheduling
Deltek WorkBook
9.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Workflow Automation
Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Team Collaboration
Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Support for Agile Methodology
Deltek WorkBook
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Support for Waterfall Methodology
Deltek WorkBook
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Document Management
Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Email integration
Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Mobile Access
Deltek WorkBook
4.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Timesheet Tracking
Deltek WorkBook
7.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Change request and Case Management
Deltek WorkBook
10.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Budget and Expense Management
Deltek WorkBook
8.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Search
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
3.2
Visual planning tools
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Professional Services Automation

Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Quotes/estimates
Deltek WorkBook
5.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Invoicing
Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Project & financial reporting
Deltek WorkBook
6.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Integration with accounting software
Deltek WorkBook
7.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

Communication

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.7
Chat
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.7
Notifications
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.3
Discussions
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Surveys
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Internal knowledgebase
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Integrates with Outlook
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

File Sharing & Management

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Versioning
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Video files
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.2
Audio files
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.2
Document collaboration
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.3
Access control
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Advanced security features
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Integrates with Google Drive
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Device sync
Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Pros

Deltek WorkBook

  • Workbook handles all processes in a consultancy company
  • Workflow options on all thinkable processes
  • Support global growth and intercompany management
  • Strong planning tool
  • Able to manage multiple clients to one project
  • Advanced template set-up
  • The communication module, so all relevant information is available on the projects
  • Flexible planning and project management
Frants E. Moraitis | 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

Deltek WorkBook

  • The integrations on IT level are not great and should be improved.
  • Change of IP's that's used for logins are being changed without reporting it to super users.
Christopher Fritz | 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

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek WorkBook

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

Deltek WorkBook

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

Deltek WorkBook

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
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

Deltek WorkBook

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) 9.0
Based on 1 answer
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

Deltek WorkBook

Timelog, e-conomic project module and podio
Frants E. Moraitis | 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

Deltek WorkBook

  • WorkBook is one of the cheaper solutions on the market, which, in the long term, gives a great ROI.
  • We have spent a lot of time on support which is a negative impact.
Christopher Fritz | 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

Screenshots

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

Pricing Details

Deltek WorkBook

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Required
$19

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Deltek WorkBook
7.0
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
1.7

Usability

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Reliability and Availability

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Performance

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Support Rating

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0

Online Training

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0

Implementation Rating

Deltek WorkBook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0

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