HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

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Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I've already answered this question in the previous questions however to sum it up IBM Notes stacks up VERY WELL! It has a LOT of really good business/enterprise features like enterprise-grade Dropbox-like storage, synced email/calendar/contacts, it supports a LOT of third-party add-ins, easy-to-use and friendly, very strong and robust, and most importantly it's a LOT more secure in my opinion than the competition.
Chris Whisonant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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As I stated previously, mail is mail. Notes is a fantastic option as a frontend for mail. On top of that, a business can be built from the custom applications that can be developed in it. We do have gmail as an option, but the vast majority of users are on Notes. We also choose it because it's part of our core business model at the moment.
Umar Qureshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Exchange is too resource hungry and cumbersome to restore granular. It requires several other Microsoft Servers to integrate just to meet IBM Notes in terms of features. As someone once described, doing an apple to apple [comparison] is difficult. If Exchange were taken as an apple, Notes is the apple as well as the entire fruit and vegetable section.
Jeremiah Benjamin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We've looked at Exchange a few times. However, for more costly licensing and about the same amount of administrative support required, Exchange only does mail, calendar and contacts.

We do all that with Notes already, plus dozens of custom applications, and for less costly licensing. For what we need, Notes provides far more value than Outlook / Exchange would.
Score 5 out of 10
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Our organization used IBM Notes before I started working there and is a legacy system that some teams still use. Many others in our company have switched to Slack and Google Hangouts as well as Google calendar. Slack and Google Hangouts offer a much better chat experience that can interface with many other applications. They offer a better mobile experience and also benefit from an up to date user experience.
February 25, 2015

IBM Notes & RAD

Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We are a small IT team and always had to deal with very high expectation, faster turn around time from users. Every application we've developed has very short turn around time and less resources. In the past 15 years, we can provide more application and doing it faster than most of other larger IT groups that either use J2EE or .NET, due to the RAD that IBM/Domino platform provided.

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Project Management (7)
86%
8.6
Task Management (8)
93%
9.3
Gantt Charts (2)
100%
10.0
Scheduling (8)
90%
9.0
Workflow Automation (5)
95%
9.5
Mobile Access (9)
92%
9.2
Search (8)
32%
3.2
Visual planning tools (2)
100%
10.0
Communication (8)
97%
9.7
Chat (9)
97%
9.7
Notifications (9)
94%
9.4
Discussions (7)
95%
9.5
Surveys (4)
90%
9.0
Internal knowledgebase (6)
100%
10.0
Integrates with GoToMeeting (3)
100%
10.0
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts (2)
100%
10.0
Integrates with Outlook (5)
100%
10.0
File Sharing & Management (8)
92%
9.2
Versioning (3)
90%
9.0
Video files (4)
82%
8.2
Audio files (4)
82%
8.2
Document collaboration (7)
93%
9.3
Access control (7)
95%
9.5
Advanced security features (7)
95%
9.5
Integrates with Google Drive (2)
100%
10.0
Device sync (4)
100%
10.0

What is HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)?

Notes from HCL (formerly from IBM, acquired by HCL in late 2018) is a collaboration platform based on the Lotus platform.

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What is HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)?

Notes from HCL (formerly from IBM, acquired by HCL in late 2018) is a collaboration platform based on the Lotus platform.

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Atlassian Confluence, Axero, and Jive are common alternatives for HCL Notes (formerly from IBM).

What is HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Internal knowledgebase and Integrates with GoToMeeting and Integrates with Outlook highest, with a score of 10.

Who uses HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)?

The most common users of HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) are from Enterprises and the Information Technology & Services industry.