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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Project Management

    7.6

    HCL Notes

    76%

    Vidyo

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    HCL Notes ranks higher in 7/7 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
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Search

    7.0
    70%
    9 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Visual planning tools

    7.0
    70%
    3 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Communication

    6.5

    HCL Notes

    65%

    Vidyo

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

    Chat

    9.0
    90%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Notifications

    7.0
    70%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Discussions

    8.0
    80%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Surveys

    4.0
    40%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Internal knowledgebase

    5.0
    50%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    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%

    Vidyo

    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

    Performance & Compatibility of Online Events Software

    HCL Notes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Vidyo

    90%
    Vidyo ranks higher in 4/4 features

    High quality audio

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    10 Ratings

    High quality video

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    10 Ratings

    Low bandwidth requirements

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    8 Ratings

    Mobile support

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    9 Ratings

    Screen Sharing

    HCL Notes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.2

    Vidyo

    72%
    Vidyo ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Desktop sharing

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    10 Ratings

    Whiteboards

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    6 Ratings

    Online Meetings / Events

    HCL Notes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.8

    Vidyo

    78%
    Vidyo ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Calendar integration

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    7 Ratings

    Meeting initiation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    10 Ratings

    Integrates with social media

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    4 Ratings

    Record meetings / events

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.7
    67%
    5 Ratings

    Slideshows

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    8 Ratings

    Online Events Collaboration

    HCL Notes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.5

    Vidyo

    65%
    Vidyo ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Live chat

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.6
    86%
    9 Ratings

    Audience polling

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    5 Ratings

    Q&A

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings

    Online Events Security

    HCL Notes

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.9

    Vidyo

    79%
    Vidyo ranks higher in 3/3 features

    User authentication

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    9 Ratings

    Participant roles & permissions

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    8 Ratings

    Confidential attendee list

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • HCL Notes is rated higher in 2 areas: Usability, Support Rating
    • Vidyo is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.0

    HCL Notes

    80%
    16 Ratings
    8.8

    Vidyo

    88%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    1.7

    HCL Notes

    17%
    5 Ratings

    Vidyo

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    HCL Notes

    100%
    1 Rating
    8.0

    Vidyo

    80%
    1 Rating

    Availability

    10.0

    HCL Notes

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vidyo

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    10.0

    HCL Notes

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Vidyo

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    HCL Notes

    90%
    4 Ratings
    8.0

    Vidyo

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Online Training

    10.0

    HCL Notes

    100%
    1 Rating

    Vidyo

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    9.0

    HCL Notes

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Vidyo

    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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    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.
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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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    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).
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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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    Vidyo

    • The design and the branding give little to be desired
    • Customer support is below average
    • The API must be rewritten and add more functions that are commonly requested.
    • Project codes are not well maintained and hard to find.
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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

      Vidyo

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Vidyo 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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        Vidyo

        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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        Vidyo

        Though not as widely used as Zoom or Google Hangouts, it is very competitive as far as features and usability
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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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        Vidyo

        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.
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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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        Vidyo

        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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        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.
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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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        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).
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