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Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. HCL Notes and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Pros
"The calendar is the most valuable feature.""I like everything that Google does. They have good products.""It's more open than Microsoft and easy to use.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple to use.""G Suite Enterprise is scalable.""Extremely reliable, providing great collaboration features.""The implementation was very easy.""G Suite Enterprise is user-friendly, and the technical toolkits and other information are on the website. Additionally, the technical documents are comprehensive."

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"The solution is practical, good interface, and performs well.""It is easy to integrate the product with other services.""The most valuable feature is the UI.""The solution provides great security.""The product is very stable and scalable."

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Cons
"Better integration without visual misrepresentation with the Microsoft suite is required.""It would be nice to have additional software, such as Microsoft Teams, since our basic edition, Google Meet, cannot record video.""There could be more options in Google G Suite. They can include HD calling for Google Meet. The layout portion in the calendar for Google G Suite can be better designed. When we get into the calendar and start scheduling meetings, we do have few hiccups here and there. The layout can be a little easier. People from different backgrounds are finding it a little bit tough to understand. It should be more intuitive. At the moment, it has a completely white background. To do power saving, it would be good if they can release a darker background. There are a few issues with the formatting of Google Docs when they get converted to Microsoft docs. It would be amazing if they can resolve it in the next release.""We noticed that sometimes when we forward emails to somebody, it is being relocated as part of the communication somewhere else. The traceability and other features should be improved.""The price could be reduced.""The solution could improve the Google Cloud identity login to laptops that sometimes do not work. The collaboration for Google sites, they are not equivalent to others, such as Sharepoint.""The stability should be addressed.""There seems to be a bit of vulnerability on some operating systems, specifically on the iPhone. There isn't as much control as if a person is using an Android. That's a bit of a concern."

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"It is a heavy program and uses more resources than an email client should.""GUI and replication can be improved.""Notes needs a major upgrade for the UI.""I would like to see integration with other solutions.""The solution could improve by adding some more features.""There is a chat component but it does not work properly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Approximately $6 per user, per month.""The pricing is very high, although I cannot tell if this is the result of the Indian vendors artificially inflating it.""We normally purchase the license on a yearly basis.""It's about $8.30 up a user per month.""We pay a monthly subscription for the use of this solution.""2,500 Rupees per month per user.""The main challenge regarding startups with identity services is you could be on a platform that works well but the services are expensive. For example, Microsoft Azure costs approximately $30 per user which is expensive. You end up choosing a different platform, such as G Suite Enterprise because it is priced reasonably and is less expensive than other solutions.""It's low in cost as compared to Office 365. There is an annual licensing cost."

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"We pay annually for the use of the solution.""The price is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I think it is a great subscription for me. I think it is important, especially when making an internal email subscription. For example, I can easily create my colleague's email address, and we can use… more »
Top Answer: Given how happy our customers have been with the solution, I would rate it at an eight out of ten.
Top Answer: It gets too slow sometimes. Google hangout is a basic application and I do not know why Google is not improving it. It is very much important for communication mainly intra-organisation conversations… more »
Top Answer: The solution is practical, good interface, and performs well.
Top Answer: The solution could improve by adding some more features.
Top Answer: We are using this solution in our company.
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8.3
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7.3
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Also Known As
G-Suite Enterprise, G-Suite, Google Apps for Business, G Suite Basic, G Suite Business, G-Suite Basic, G-Suite Business, Google Vault
IBM Lotus Notes, Lotus Notes
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Overview

Google Apps for Business is a cloud-based productivity suite which connects team members, allowing all users to work no matter where they are, using any device. Setup of Google Apps for Business is straightforward, and is simple to use and manage.

A big benefit of Google Apps for Business is that all products can be accessed using one Google log-in for each user, so only a single account set-up per user is required.

IBM Notes (formerly IBM Lotus Notes) is an enterprise email client software of the IBM Notes and Domino client/server platform that provides email, calendar and contact management capabilities and can integrated into IBM collaboration tools and business applications. It can support to track projects, collaborate on tasks, assemble teams, share files directly from inbox. IBM Notes email can be accessed from Apple iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and other mobile devices. IBM Notes secure your system with included Secure Hash Algorithm 2 (SHA) support for encryption and Transport Layer Security (TLS) delivered by IBM and OAuth credential store to support Embedded Experiences.
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Sample Customers
There are over five million businesses that use Google Apps for Business worldwide. Some key customers include The Roche Group, National Geographic, American Red Cross, City of Los Angeles, Flight Centre, and Konica Minolta.
Connect2Cloud, Hansgrohe, Sauk County, Blue Water Shipping, FDBR, ibml, Multivac, Aarhus University Hospital, Hendricks Regional Health, Asian Paints, Integra Legal, Sunplus Technology, S¾SS, The Moroccan Ministry of Youth and Sports, Nicrometal, Doncasters Group, Practice Plan, Barr, RACV, Neotechnik, Deutsche Notes User Group
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company39%
Marketing Services Firm9%
University9%
Manufacturing Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider26%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company29%
Government10%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business62%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise24%
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Large Enterprise71%
Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. HCL Notes and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

G Suite Enterprise is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 37 reviews while HCL Notes is ranked 6th in Email Applications with 4 reviews. G Suite Enterprise is rated 8.2, while HCL Notes is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of G Suite Enterprise writes "Good email service, however, no technical support and needs to be more automated". On the other hand, the top reviewer of HCL Notes writes "if you have no other choice, you just have to manage. The upside is stability and scalability". G Suite Enterprise is most compared with Amazon WorkMail, Microsoft Exchange Online, ProtonMail, Amazon WorkDocs and Citrix ShareFile, whereas HCL Notes is most compared with HCL Verse, HCL Domino, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online and Zimbra Collaboration. See our G Suite Enterprise vs. HCL Notes report.

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