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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • XWiki Collaboration Suite ranks higher in 3 feature sets: Project Management, Communication, File Sharing & Management

Project Management

7.6

HCL Notes

76%
8.0

XWiki Collaboration Suite

80%
XWiki Collaboration Suite ranks higher in 5/7 features

Task Management

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Gantt Charts

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Scheduling

10.0
100%
9 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Workflow Automation

8.0
80%
6 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Mobile Access

7.0
70%
10 Ratings
8.0
80%
1 Rating

Search

7.0
70%
9 Ratings
9.0
90%
1 Rating

Visual planning tools

7.0
70%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Communication

6.5

HCL Notes

65%
10.0

XWiki Collaboration Suite

100%
HCL Notes ranks higher in 5/8 features

Chat

9.0
90%
10 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

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
N/A
0 Ratings

Internal knowledgebase

5.0
50%
7 Ratings
10.0
100%
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%
7.8

XWiki Collaboration Suite

78%
XWiki Collaboration Suite ranks higher in 5/8 features

Versioning

3.0
30%
4 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Video files

3.0
30%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Audio files

3.0
30%
5 Ratings
5.0
50%
1 Rating

Document collaboration

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Access control

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
10.0
100%
1 Rating

Advanced security features

8.0
80%
8 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Integrates with Google Drive

8.0
80%
3 Ratings
7.0
70%
1 Rating

Device sync

8.0
80%
5 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • XWiki Collaboration Suite is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

HCL Notes

80%
16 Ratings
10.0

XWiki Collaboration Suite

100%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

1.7

HCL Notes

17%
5 Ratings

XWiki Collaboration Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

XWiki Collaboration Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

XWiki Collaboration Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
2 Ratings

XWiki Collaboration Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

HCL Notes

90%
4 Ratings

XWiki Collaboration Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Online Training

10.0

HCL Notes

100%
1 Rating

XWiki Collaboration Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

HCL Notes

90%
2 Ratings

XWiki Collaboration Suite

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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XWiki SAS

XWiki is very well suited for a very wide range of web collaboration and web development.
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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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XWiki SAS

  • XWiki makes it easy to manage semi-structured information, which is at the heart of every knowledge nexus of organizations. It makes it easy to manage in a single system both structured data (such as memberships, projects), and unstructured data.
  • XWiki offers a very rich API for creating enterprise applications quickly that are easy to maintain and evolve collaboratively.
  • XWiki templating and skinning system is extremely flexible and powerful.
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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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XWiki SAS

  • While the basic pieces are available for turning XWiki into an advanced semantic system, some features could be made available more prominently to the user for easing the use of faceted and typed links, paving the way for a new era of collaborative knowledge sharing.
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Pricing Details

HCL Notes

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

HCL Notes editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    XWiki Collaboration Suite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    XWiki Collaboration Suite editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional $4

      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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      XWiki SAS

      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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      XWiki SAS

      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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      XWiki SAS

      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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      XWiki SAS

      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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      XWiki SAS

      XWiki key differentiators in my opinion:
      • Fast app development framework with very rich API
      • Open-source strategy, opening the way to collaborative innovation
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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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      XWiki SAS

      • XWiki has a positive impact on the OW2 communication and collaborations strategies. It saves time when developing applications.
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