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"The full-text searching capabilities are great.""I find the HCL Domino server scalable.""The pricing is excellent.""They offer good support and provide a roadmap."

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"The most valuable feature is the UI.""Its security is absolutely stratospheric. In an application, you can lock down to field-level security. For example, I could log in and see a field in an HR database with salaries. When you log in, you see exactly the same database, but the field with the salary just isn't there. So, you can literally have field-level security on it, and you can also have secure encryption. For example, I could give you that database allowing you to see the salary, but a calculation that shows how much they get per month in another field is encrypted. So, you won't be able to see that because you don't have the encryption key. You can implement high-level security very simply.""The initial setup was easy for me.""The solution is practical, good interface, and performs well.""The solution provides great security.""The product is very stable and scalable.""It is easy to integrate the product with other services."

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"When you compare with Microsoft Exchange, the UI could be more user-friendly.""Recently, IBM sold the product to HCL. Since Pakistan and India have some problems on a domestic level, we were actually considering replacing it with Indian products from the organization. We're just facing some regulatory issues.""The solution could improve Kubernetes or Dockers migration to new environments in the cloud.""From the Domino side, it should support DKIM and DMARC."

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"The only improvement that we're planning to do is that all our applications are still designed in the layout and format of Notes version 4, and our plan over the coming years is to modernize their look. One of the things they're developing or considering deploying is a program to automatically upgrade the look and feel of databases. If they deploy that, that will be revolutionary. In other words, we decide on a corporate look and feel for our database and press a button. We've probably got 50 different applications in Notes, and it would just go through the whole lot and upgrade all of them to look the same.""I would like to see integration with other solutions.""Notes needs a major upgrade for the UI.""The interface could be more user-friendly. Some additional trainings could be added as well.""GUI and replication can be improved.""There is a chat component but it does not work properly.""The solution could improve by adding some more features.""It is a heavy program and uses more resources than an email client should."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Price is reasonable compared to the other solutions."
  • "We're happy with the price of our license — it's pretty standard."
  • "We pay annually for the use of this solution and it is only a standard fee."
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  • "The price is reasonable."
  • "We pay annually for the use of the solution."
  • "It is far cheaper to license. It is a third of the cost of our Microsoft license for 10 times the amount of usage. Developing applications cost a fraction of anything else. There are two reasons for that. First of all, applications are very fast to build. All the security is already built into the platform, so you don't have to worry about security at all. The other thing is that because fewer people use it than, for example, Microsoft SharePoint, the salary commanded by programmers is slightly lower. So, it is not only faster; you also get cheaper programmers. So, you really win-win-win on it."
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    I find the HCL Domino server scalable.
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    We pay annually for the use of this solution and it is only a standard fee.
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    The initial setup was easy for me.
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    The interface could be more user-friendly. Some additional trainings could be added as well.
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    We are using this solution in our company.
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    Also Known As
    IBM Lotus Domino, Lotus Domino
    IBM Lotus Notes, Lotus Notes
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    HCL Domino (formerly IBM Domino) is a secure, enterprise-grade, application development platform. From IT to business, HCL Domino is the only low to pro-code application development platform that allows your business to build robust applications to solve workflow and process challenges fast. HCL Domino powers businesses around the world with 15,000 customers and 10 million apps built on our platform. HCL Domino has always been a secure, rock-solid, and proven solution.

    • Low cost of ownership - minimizing administration needs through automated installations, policies and monitoring helps staff focus on higher value tasks.
    • Minimized infrastructure - reducing costs by using less power, memory, data storage, network bandwidth and servers.
    • Rich application environment - supporting workflow-driven and people-oriented applications that help a wide variety of business operations deliver enhanced results.
    • Security-rich - helping protect your critical business assets. You can control information access, protect information and guarantee document authenticity.
    • High availability - featuring advanced clustering, replication, server fault recovery and automated diagnostic tools.
    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
    A1 Telekom, Acubiz, Afrisam, E. A. Juffali & Brothers, Fiducia & GAD, and Pakistan State Oil
    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
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company26%
    Media Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
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    HCL Domino is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews while HCL Notes is ranked 6th in Email Applications with 6 reviews. HCL Domino is rated 9.2, while HCL Notes is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of HCL Domino writes "Stable with good security and great integration capabilities". 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". HCL Domino is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Zimbra Collaboration, Microsoft PowerApps, Microsoft Exchange Online and HCL Verse, whereas HCL Notes is most compared with HCL Verse, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online, G Suite Enterprise and Zimbra Collaboration.

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