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Score 7.9 out of 100

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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Quip ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.6

HCL Notes

76%
8.5

Quip

85%
Quip ranks higher in 6/7 features

Task Management

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.1
81%
34 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.2
82%
19 Ratings

Scheduling

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
8.3
83%
23 Ratings

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.7
87%
20 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
8.5
85%
31 Ratings

Search

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.7
87%
33 Ratings

Visual planning tools

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.6
86%
26 Ratings

Communication

6.5

HCL Notes

65%
8.5

Quip

85%
Quip ranks higher in 7/8 features

Chat

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
8.6
86%
35 Ratings

Notifications

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
8.5
85%
34 Ratings

Discussions

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
35 Ratings

Surveys

4.0
40%
5 Ratings
7.6
76%
19 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

5.0
50%
7 Ratings
8.8
88%
25 Ratings

Integrates with GoToMeeting

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
8.2
82%
10 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
8.5
85%
12 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
8.6
86%
11 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

6.1

HCL Notes

61%
8.6

Quip

86%
Quip ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
25 Ratings

Video files

3.0
30%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
18 Ratings

Audio files

3.0
30%
5 Ratings
8.3
83%
16 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
36 Ratings

Access control

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
8.5
85%
31 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
8.3
83%
19 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
9.0
90%
16 Ratings

Device sync

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
24 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • HCL Notes is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
  • Quip is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • HCL Notes and Quip are tied in 1 area: Usability

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

HCL Notes

80%
16 Ratings
8.7

Quip

87%
36 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

1.7

HCL Notes

17%
5 Ratings

Quip

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating
10.0

Quip

100%
1 Rating

Availability

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

Quip

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

Quip

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

HCL Notes

90%
4 Ratings
8.8

Quip

88%
10 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

Quip

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

HCL Notes

90%
2 Ratings

Quip

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

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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Salesforce

Quip is an excellent program for pulling all writing together under one roof. Some may argue that you could just use the Google suite of products (which is technically true), however, I think Quip is easier to use and bring all document types together with better organization. The searchability is top-notch (I solely use ctrl+j and the search pane to move through Quip). For any company that does a lot of writing for multiple clients, or has a lot of projects going, it provides solid organization. It also is great for allowing visibility into project status without someone potentially causing a conflict (corrupting a document). If you are looking for a full-scale project management software - Quip could probably do it, but it would likely take a bit more internal work to get your system setup.
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Pros

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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Salesforce

  • Our experience with Quip has been nothing short of astounding; I love everything about this collaboration tool.
  • I love that it is cross-platform and works so well on mobile devices; it makes it unhindered to make progress on to-dos, take notes, export spreadsheets and documents, and have all my information organized within one environment.
  • I also love that it notifies me when someone has done something in shared documents and the incredible ease of linking documents in chats.
  • Quip's user interface is friendly and comfortably navigable; it feels right.
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Cons

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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Salesforce

  • Update frequency - it feels like I need to update the application about twice a week. It's important to push new functionality and address bugs, but it often feels like the Quip team doesn't have their release schedule planned out very well. Constant updates are disruptive and counterproductive.
  • Automatic date reminders - Quip will automatically set a date into a reminder as you type it, which could be a useful feature, but it just ends up being annoying. More often than not I'm just typing today's date in a document to track meeting minutes, or potentially adding in an expected delivery date, for which I really don't need a reminder.
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Pricing Details

HCL Notes

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HCL Notes editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Quip

    Starting Price

    $0 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Quip editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Basic01
    Team102
    Business123
    Enterprise254

    Footnotes

    1. none
    2. per month (10 seats included)
    3. per user per month
    4. per user per month

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    All editions include unlimited personal documents and folders and a custom subdomain. Paid versions include unlimited document revision history, message archive and group sharing.

    Likelihood to Renew

    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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    Salesforce

    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    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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    Salesforce

    It is the best collaboration tool in my company. Through it, the organization has achieved better connectivity and efficiency in its communication. Primarily, the docs feature of this software is the most utilized in the company. Slowly, dash-boarding and project management features have also been utilized. Generally, it is the best tool, very easy and fairly streamlined
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    Support Rating

    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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    Salesforce

    I have never used Quip's support. To be fair, we hired someone who used to work for Quip before working at our company, and he implemented it and pushed it with the team. He was very biased toward the product, and yes it was better than Google Drive, but by how much?
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    Implementation Rating

    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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    Salesforce

    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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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    Salesforce

    We no longer use Teamwork but when we did, we tried to house documents but we'd always forget where they were. They weren't easy to access. Dropbox we still use sometimes, but if all our clients used quip, we would no longer need to use Dropbox except for audio and video files so Quip could improve on importing audio and video files.
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    Return on Investment

    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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    Salesforce

    • Quip allowed collaboration and communication between Salesforce team and the rest of IT as well as business users.
    • Quip allowed collaboration on documents that was very interactive and helpful to the creation process.
    • Quip frustrated us because we had so many documents that we already had but they did not work well inside of Quip.
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