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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is overall a good chat program. It's well suited to small meetings and chats, especially within your organization. I really like the scheduling functions and how easy it is to invite someone.However, we used it for classes and it could be kind of a pain in the neck. Like other chat programs, it doesn't do interactivity well. It's tough to get people involved in a chat. I also wish I could do more with my presentations. As this is a Microsoft program, you'd think it would integrate with PowerPoint better, but it doesn't. I also can't understand why I can't play the sound on a video I'm sharing with my Mac.
Hans Meyer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.6
Microsoft Teams
7.8
Task Management
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Gantt Charts
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.2
Scheduling
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.9
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Workflow Automation
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Mobile Access
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Search
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
3.3
Microsoft Teams
7.9
Visual planning tools
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.2

Communication

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.7
Microsoft Teams
8.2
Chat
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.7
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Notifications
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.3
Microsoft Teams
8.3
Discussions
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Microsoft Teams
8.7
Surveys
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Internal knowledgebase
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.5
Integrates with GoToMeeting
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.6
Integrates with Outlook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
9.2

File Sharing & Management

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Versioning
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Video files
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.1
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Audio files
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.1
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Document collaboration
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Microsoft Teams
8.4
Access control
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Microsoft Teams
8.5
Advanced security features
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Microsoft Teams
8.6
Integrates with Google Drive
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.7
Device sync
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
8.5

Pros

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

Microsoft Teams

  • Microsoft Teams is a global way to communicate, and we reach to people easily using the tool.
  • Microsoft Teams creates a direct chance of file sharing, with no emails or other physical means required.
  • We use Microsoft Teams for holding different sessions, which are also recorded.
Jessica Bwire | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Microsoft Teams

  • The app does not work well with apple products at all.
  • The desktop application does not compete with other remote working platforms.
  • The screen-share is the most inconvenient. While presenting you cannot share a single tab/window, you are forced to share your entire screen. There is a privacy concern.
  • While presenting on behalf of a colleague, you will have to stop the presentation, mute/unmute then return to the presentation which is disruptive and unprofessional especially when recording.
  • The members of the organisation assume guests have the capabilities they have, which guests do not. Microsoft Teams does not work as a social media platform and the guest feature should be abandoned entirely because it is most frustrating for guests.
  • Guests invited to Microsoft Teams meetings cannot view multiple video cams while using a browser with a VPN service.
  • The activity/meeting feedback window in the app itself is chaotic and can be better organised. I recommend data logs that can be pulled when needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Microsoft Teams has really shown how it can assist in this current environment but even without so, it is valuable as a tool to connect with individuals and collaborate on conference schedules.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.2
Based on 29 answers
There is way too much clicking in circles and multi-step processes for tasks that should be simple, like moving documents from one place to another or navigating the document set. Things that should be drag and drop take 3 or more clicks to achieve, and you have to wait a significant amount of time for the page to load after each click. The software seems bloated and slow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams 7.6
Based on 129 answers
Microsoft Teams has a good support and an easy system to find answers. There are also tutorials available for learning the basics of the program which is very helpful. Being able to use the program on computers, tablets and mobile devices is very helpful. The whole Outlook 360 package has a good support network which makes integrating new programs into the office easier
Karen Zelzer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

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

Microsoft Teams

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft team is most powerful software that helps organization to improve the working process throw maintaining the better communication between them and most reliable to communication between each of us. you can chat with any person who is on Microsoft team and you can do video call to them, you can share your machine screen with them and help them to understand more quickly.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Microsoft Teams

  • A positive impact has been in having to save time for IT staff from not having to deploy other collaboration tools, since Teams is an all-in-one collaboration tool.
  • Another positive impact has been in the ability to set permissions for different user groups. This helps to keep things more secure overall.
  • One negative impact has been in the extra time it has taken to try and get users up to speed with using the platform. More formal training is required.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

General

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

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Microsoft Teams

General

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

Microsoft Teams Editions & Modules

Edition
Free$0.001
Microsoft 365 Business Basic$5.001
Microsoft 365 Business Standard$12.501
Office 365 E3$20.001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details
Discounts are available for non profit organizations.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.2
Microsoft Teams
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
1.7
Microsoft Teams
10.0

Usability

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams
7.2

Reliability and Availability

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams

Performance

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams

Support Rating

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Microsoft Teams
7.6

Online Training

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Microsoft Teams

Implementation Rating

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Microsoft Teams

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