Likelihood to Recommend
Domino is secure by comparison, due in part by it's lower market share, but also it's native encryption capability. Domino is stable. With fewer changes and revisions, Domino performance can be relied upon with existing infrastructure. Despite its clunky admin console, administration as a whole is easier and more intuitive. The native Domino application language is either Java or LotusScript. Finding developers for the latter application can be troublesome.
Kintone is excellent if all the users will be in the organization and there is not a need for outside users. It has a lot of customization features (some you may have to look hard to find them), which I think is an edge over other systems like this.
- 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.
- Ease of use and programming
Engineer in Information TechnologyWine and Spirits Company, 51-200 employees
- I am not a fan of the Domino ID for authentication purposes. Some Admins appreciate this feature, but ID aging, updating and management issues are burdensome.
- Integrations with current available software applications as a result of lower Domino adoption rates.
- Administration tools are somewhat dated and clunky. Even with updates and patches, the Domino administrator console hasn't changed in years.
- Our particular need required outside apps, which costs additional fees. It would be nice if they developed those products internally and had them available without the apps/plugins.
- There were limitations on how we could customize the front-end experience for a look and feel. While it still had all the functionality, we had a vision for how users would interact with our database that we couldn't make possible.
Director in CorporateNon-profit Organization Management Company, 1-10 employees
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The kintone staff is INCREDIBLE! Everyone I have worked with has been supportive of my organization's mission, willing to set up a meeting promptly, generous with their time, and very knowledgeable about the product. Kintone also has a wide range of videos and existing resources for how to use the system in addition to being able to reach out to staff any time.
Having administered Domino right out of tech school I have very limited experience with other platforms. Realizing that Exchange is the de facto solution used by the rest of the universe, and now O365\Azure to eliminate on-prem data centers the future of direct platform administration is numbered. I lack the experience to usefully comment on or compare other products.
It has a better user interface and is less complicated. Easily integrated with other services with API.
Return on Investment
- 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.
- Positive: Customization and reports for each partner that's a user.
- Negative: We have to use an online form tool and transfer the data to Kintone at times. It would be nice to do this in Kintone.
Premium Consulting/Integration Services—
Entry-level set up fee?
HCL Domino Editions & Modules
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Kintone Editions & Modules
- per user / per month