IBM Notes: Decent interface, old school style
Mark Franklin | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 16, 2018

IBM Notes: Decent interface, old school style

Score 3 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with IBM Notes

IBM notes is being used by our whole organization as an email and meeting scheduler. We also have sametime, another IBM product, which we use as an instant messaging system. It is currently being phased out as we are moving to a new email provider. It addresses our need to have a communication and scheduling platform for the organization to collaborate.
  • Collaboration
  • Scheduling
  • Communication
  • Archaic
  • Weak user interface
  • crashes frequently
  • Higher productivity
  • Decreased efficiency at times due to slow program/difficulties with figuring out how to use the program
  • better organization
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.

HCL Notes (formerly from IBM) Feature Ratings

Task Management
7
Gantt Charts
Not Rated
Scheduling
6
Workflow Automation
Not Rated
Mobile Access
9
Search
6
Visual planning tools
Not Rated
Chat
9
Notifications
9
Discussions
9
Surveys
Not Rated
Internal knowledgebase
3
Integrates with GoToMeeting
Not Rated
Integrates with Gmail and Google Hangouts
Not Rated
Integrates with Outlook
Not Rated
Versioning
Not Rated
Video files
Not Rated
Audio files
Not Rated
Document collaboration
Not Rated
Access control
Not Rated
Advanced security features
Not Rated
Integrates with Google Drive
Not Rated
Device sync
Not Rated