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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • HCL Notes ranks higher in 1 feature set: Project Management
  • TIBCO Tibbr ranks higher in 1 feature set: Communication

Project Management

7.6

HCL Notes

76%
6.5

TIBCO Tibbr

65%
HCL Notes ranks higher in 6/7 features

Task Management

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Gantt Charts

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Search

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Communication

6.5

HCL Notes

65%
9.6

TIBCO Tibbr

96%
TIBCO Tibbr ranks higher in 5/8 features

Chat

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Notifications

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Discussions

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Surveys

4.0
40%
5 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Internal knowledgebase

5.0
50%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Integrates with GoToMeeting

5.0
50%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Outlook

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

File Sharing & Management

6.1

HCL Notes

61%

TIBCO Tibbr

Feature Set Not Supported
N/A
HCL Notes ranks higher in 8/8 features

Versioning

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Video files

3.0
30%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Audio files

3.0
30%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Document collaboration

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Access control

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Advanced security features

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Device sync

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • TIBCO Tibbr is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

HCL Notes

80%
16 Ratings
9.0

TIBCO Tibbr

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

1.7

HCL Notes

17%
5 Ratings

TIBCO Tibbr

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

TIBCO Tibbr

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

TIBCO Tibbr

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

TIBCO Tibbr

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

HCL Notes

90%
4 Ratings

TIBCO Tibbr

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

TIBCO Tibbr

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

HCL Notes

90%
2 Ratings

TIBCO Tibbr

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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TIBCO Software Inc.

I think it is well-suited for populations who value social media and being connected in this manner at work. If the population does not value this type of open interaction, it will be underutilized. Many of our baby-boomer generation staff have a hard time seeing the relevancy of a site such as this.
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • I think it helps people crowd source an organization for information and resources that may not be easily found.
  • The subjects feature is a great place to develop communities of practice where links, files and communication can be shared.
  • As long as the search engine is optimized / working effectively, it can be a powerful way to access sites and resources across the organization.
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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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TIBCO Software Inc.

  • The profile finder is glitchy and rarely comes up with solid results.
  • The site sometimes has glitches, such as subject pages not loading and complete content not appearing on the screen until you refresh or give it an abnormal amount of time to load.
  • The "USAID Search" option should appear first for the search results. It is not intuitive that it is the last search option to select. Often users don't even clearly recognize that they need to select types of search results.
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Pricing Details

HCL Notes

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HCL Notes editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    TIBCO Tibbr

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    TIBCO Tibbr 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

      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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      TIBCO Software Inc.

      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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      TIBCO Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      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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      TIBCO Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      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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      TIBCO Software Inc.

      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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      TIBCO Software Inc.

      No answers on this topic

      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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      TIBCO Software Inc.

      • I feel that it has connected colleagues who would have never met in our global organization.
      • I has created a division in the organization between the users and those who oppose its existence.
      • It has been a great place for communication-oriented departments to get their messages out, advertise events, etc.
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