HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Reviews

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Mogana Tashiani | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Christopher Stark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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I believe Notes is well suited for small to midsize organizations that could utilize it's integrated database and messaging components. The format of the databases, however, leave the migration of those databases problematic inasmuch as compatibility to other platforms is an issue. I believe most end users find the interface open and intuitive with features that are useful and functional.
Matthew J. Fitzpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I believe you could find a way to utilize IBM Notes for really any scenario and any sized company whether it be a mom-and-pop SMB or a large corporate enterprise. There's a LOT of really nice and useful features for ALL audiences.
Mark Franklin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 3 out of 10
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IBM notes is well suited to situations where you need to communicate with coworkers, or when you are trying to send out an email. I do not think that it is well suited as a calendar source. My calendar oftentimes gets very unorganized and I feel that Notes could do a better job of helping me to keep things better organized.
Chris Whisonant | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Notes for mail is well-suited for organizations of any size (from 5 to >100,000) and I've supported organizations throughout the spectrum. Though some of the modern application platforms are also good, Notes is also well suited to provide users with a solid platform through which to do their job. However, without professional service or someone with prior knowledge on the staff, it could be quite daunting for smaller organizations.
Umar Qureshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Great for companies looking for a robust platform that can handle dynamic change in application design, fluid SOPs and a dispersed workforce, low budgets and high-security considerations. Easy to maintain, implement, and upgrade. Where you do not have to even think whether upgrading the system will affect the old apps. Apps written for R2 would be guaranteed to run on R9.x without a single piece of code requiring change.
Jeremiah Benjamin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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IBM Notes is probably best-suited where a variety of software is being used today unsuccessfully or where paper-based workflows are still very common. Notes can very capably help an organization automate processes and improve efficiency but this is less likely without a developer on staff or by way of a consulting firm.

IBM Notes would probably not suit an organization that is already running quite well with other collaboration tools in place. I don't see any particular advantages for an organization that is, say, running Outlook and SharePoint, and in fact many of the users would view IBM Notes as a step backwards. The only advantage I can see in that scenario might be cost.
Score 5 out of 10
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IBM Notes works great as a basic email, calendar and chat tool. While there are better and more feature-packed tools available, if you are familiar with IBM Notes, there is nothing really wrong with it. It looks a little dated but works well (when it works). We have had some issues with the tool crashing on us.
February 25, 2015

IBM Notes & RAD

Tom Le | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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+ For a small IT team with higher turn around and higher expectation, Notes is the best platform that I see so far.
+ For workflow application Notes still #1 to me.
+ NOSQL is a big plus.
+ Very easy to develop/deploy Web Services.
+ XPages is very COOL, even better if jQuery can replace Dojo

- IBM needs to do more to sale Notes and get more users; the License/Cost need to adjust in order to attract more people to learn (especially, college students); if possible, we need a lighter xPage/Domino framework for Internet Pages design.
February 05, 2014

Notes basics

Score 10 out of 10
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Suites small, medium and large companies equally. High security standards. Need to solve wide rage of problems through custom developed applications.

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)
93%
9.3
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.

What are HCL Notes (formerly from IBM)'s top competitors?

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.