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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

Miro

Our thinking is contained by the medium we use to express it. If you're stuck in a Kanban or Gantt or Word document view, your thinking will be limited by the visual structure you're working in. So at the beginning of a project, when you're starting from zero and need to stay mentally flexible, Miro provides a wide open interface that doesn't restrict your ideating.
Mason Engel | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.6
Miro
Task Management
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Miro
Gantt Charts
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Miro
Scheduling
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.9
Miro
Workflow Automation
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Miro
Mobile Access
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.2
Miro
Search
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
3.3
Miro
Visual planning tools
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Miro

Communication

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

File Sharing & Management

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

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

Miro

  • Miro makes it easy to import files/images
  • Miro has a huge library of templates
  • Miro is easy to share and present to others
  • Miro has a wide variety of shapes, elements, and graphics available for use
  • Miro can be exported for use
  • Miro is great for storing designs
Anonymous | 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

Miro

  • Partnership with task management companies like GTD and Panda to leverage solid process in a single platform
  • It would be great to see more flexibility and clarity around how boards and teams are organized; frequently at an organization-wide level, people inadvertently overshare or leave off stakeholders
  • Easier to manage overall UI color schemes
John Bonk | 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

Miro

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

Miro

Miro 8.7
Based on 3 answers
It's intuitive for the most part but some elements are a little clunky to work with. Particularly, resizing text, aligning boxes, and spacing things out evenly can be challenging without alignment and measurement functionalities. The tool is probably designed for more scrappy, rapid mapping rather than polished, final deliverables, so the usability for that use case is pretty good.
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

Miro

Miro 9.0
Based on 2 answers
I have not yet had to engage support live. I have found every answer I needed by tapping the extensive knowledge base. I think they are taking the right approach in allowing me to self serve when I need some info. I will update my review if and when I need to tap a live representative.
Scott Groff, CTP | 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

Miro

Miro 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Easy to set up and onboard teams.
John Bonk | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Miro

Web-based collaboration tools are so much better. The fact that anyone (on any type of device) and collaborate instantly is really important. Being cloud-based, and having all of the diagrams in the cloud at all times is another huge win over these other tools. Licensing and pricing are so much more economical over the other solutions.
Bill Kratzer | 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

Miro

  • Increased visibility. Even though we're a small business, we operate across three cities in Australia. It's made our product and service development more agile and faster.
  • It's given scope to bring in more consultants into our business. We have a few people who are on the fringe, who may come and go depending on what projects we're doing. Miro has given us a space where they can contribute more and create business opportunities for themselves.
Ben McEwing | 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

Miro

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.2
Miro
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
1.7
Miro

Usability

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Miro
8.7

Reliability and Availability

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Miro

Performance

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Miro

Support Rating

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Miro
9.0

Online Training

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Miro

Implementation Rating

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Miro
10.0

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