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Score 8.2 out of 100

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

Vidyo

I've had HR professionals ask about using it for interviews. Gone are the days where we have to spend hundreds of dollars to fly candidates in or limit ourselves to phone interviews. Vidyo with it's high reliability has saved the organization thousands in travel costs with candidate recruitment. Business meetings that can often be troubling to get leaders and executive all in one room, Vidyo has functioned extraordinarily well in bringing in people from home, on the road, or the airport. Mobile capabilities are easy and fast.Quick daily calls and chats in the office are probably best suited for the free options out there as Vidyo is not a free service like others. Better yet general phone calls will suffice.
John Pavarini | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Project Management

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

Communication

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.7
Vidyo
Chat
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.6
Vidyo
Notifications
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.3
Vidyo
Discussions
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.5
Vidyo
Surveys
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Vidyo
Internal knowledgebase
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo
Integrates with GoToMeeting
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo
Integrates with Outlook
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo

File Sharing & Management

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

Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
8.4
High quality audio
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
8.7
High quality video
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
8.7
Low bandwidth requirements
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.5
Mobile support
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
8.6

Screen Sharing

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.1
Desktop sharing
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.2
Whiteboards
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.1

Online Meetings / Events

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.1
Calendar integration
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.6
Meeting initiation
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.7
Integrates with social media
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
5.5
Record meetings / events
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
6.4
Slideshows
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
8.0

Online Events Collaboration

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.6
Live chat
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
8.3
Audience polling
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.1
Q&A
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.6

Online Events Security

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.4
User authentication
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.8
Participant roles & permissions
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.5
Confidential attendee list
HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
Vidyo
7.0

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

Vidyo

  • I didn't have to sign up, I just need to log into the "room" I was supposed to, so unlike Skype or other instruments, I didn't need to spend time and create my own account.
  • To be honest, the largest online class I've attended had 10 people in it (besides the teacher), but it was a good quality connection.
  • I enjoyed the ability to ask questions or clarifications in the chat (without having to turn on my microphone, so that the teacher could answer the question when he/she finished the thought).
Zee Gimon | 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

Vidyo

  • More updates. Unless these are being implemented under the radar I don't personally see much communication around bug or network fixes.
  • As with most telehealth technology it's improving rapidly, but still not perfect. Speaking on medical provider’s behalf they still don't love some of the tools and how they feed through Vidyo - sound quality, consistency of tools, etc.
  • Only real trouble I've seen is when people attempt to call into it like a conference line. Should be utilized for video conferencing only, but improvement could be made for a fully functioning conferencing tool.
John Pavarini | 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

Vidyo

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

Vidyo

Vidyo 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Though not as widely used as Zoom or Google Hangouts, it is very competitive as far as features and usability
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

Vidyo

Vidyo 8.0
Based on 3 answers
We have an internal tech team dedicated to setup and troubleshooting of Vidyo. This makes it very easy, because we have access to our own employees for help. Rarely have I or anyone I work with had to escalate something to Vidyo themselves, and we're lucky to have the internal administrators that run the show. Almost like Vidyo is ours and ours alone.
John Pavarini | 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

Vidyo

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

Vidyo

Vidyo is better than the competitors for large meetings with many participants, due to ease of use for participants - everything in-browser has a very low threshold. Due to its lack of breakout rooms, it is less suited for smaller (or internal) meetings, where you can expect everyone to install a client.
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

Vidyo

  • It did help us reach the objective of education - after a while, everyone had a chance to connect and the quality of video/audio once you're in is great. It's just getting there that isn't up to par (but hopefully would be changed in next versions).
Zee Gimon | 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

Vidyo

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
8.2
Vidyo
8.2

Likelihood to Renew

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
1.7
Vidyo

Usability

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo
8.0

Reliability and Availability

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo

Performance

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo

Support Rating

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Vidyo
8.0

Online Training

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
10.0
Vidyo

Implementation Rating

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)
9.0
Vidyo

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