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

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"The initial setup is quite a straightforward process. I don't think it is a very complicated solution. Plenty of things could be more complex, but the ordinary, general settings are quite simple.""It is easy to set up.""I find Exchange's basic mail features to be highly valuable.""On-premises Microsoft Exchange is good because it protects data privacy.""It's a very user-friendly application. The mail server is also valuable when compared to other services like SquirrelMail.""We have found it to be a stable solution. It is scalable and easy to install.""Microsoft Exchange is comparable to the Outlook client. Both are Microsoft products, and most people are familiar with Outlook. This is why the best feature of Microsoft Exchange is the ease of use. It is more compatible with the client software, especially for Microsoft Outlook. There are a lot of features available that are required for businesses users.""Exchange's interface is good. All of our engineers like it and are accustomed to using it."

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Cons
"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.""From the Domino side, it should support DKIM and DMARC.""When you compare with Microsoft Exchange, the UI could be more user-friendly.""The solution could improve Kubernetes or Dockers migration to new environments in the cloud."

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"One thing for improvement would be to have an offline version of Exchange available for use if our connection goes down.""The solution is stable, but it could improve. It's crashing if there is a big mail database. The Zimbra solution is better in this area.""Exchange can be a little finicky, sometimes, or flakey. Last week, for example, I had gone into my calendar to check on some briefings that I had established, and then went back into my inbox, and suddenly the view had changed. I had no idea what it was that I had done, and I couldn't figure out how to get that view back. I took a productivity hit as a result of that, trying to fix it, due to the fact that it just wasn't what I wanted. It wasn't what I was used to working with. Two different tech support people had to work with me in order to get the view back to what I wanted just so I could be productive.""Microsoft could improve on Exchange's hybrid deployment or HCW. They need to improve on that because I was having many issues with HCW in our environment at times.""It doesn't work very well on a virtual machine. We had to move it around. There are also issues when you try to move it between computers.""If it was the same product, and slightly cheaper, that would be amazing.""There are limitations in terms of the number of emails that can be sent in a minute, which makes it a little difficult for the marketing folks.""The main problem with Microsoft products is that we're constantly required to install patches and fixes."

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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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  • "It's working very well. There is no problem, but the price is not the best."
  • "Its price is okay."
  • "It's a little bit expensive."
  • "Its price is very affordable, and basically, it is the standard of the industry. We have the Exchange 365 subscription, which includes the usage of Exchange Online. I don't know the specific cost, but it is the retail price of Microsoft 365 E3 licenses. Microsoft's licensing is not very easy to understand. Microsoft changes rules every other day, which makes it difficult for us to understand the licensing not only for Exchange but also for other products. It can sometimes be really complex to understand what you need to have in order to comply with Microsoft licensing."
  • "Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts."
  • "We are currently using enterprise licenses for the solution. They are different pricing models available. There are individual, cloud-based, and enterprise licenses all with different pricing models. The larger the number of users, the lesser the price. For small to medium companies like us, we feel it is expensive."
  • "Its price is fair."
  • "We pay for the license annually."
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    Questions from the Community
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    Are you still looking for a solution. I would reach out to martyn@nymbl.app
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    I find the HCL Domino server scalable.
    Top Answer: 
    We pay annually for the use of this solution and it is only a standard fee.
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    Zimbra is a free, open source collaborative software suite. The features I like best are the ease of integration and the email, calendar, and collaboration server with web interface. In addition, I… more »
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    It's a very user-friendly application. The mail server is also valuable when compared to other services like SquirrelMail.
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    Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts.
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    2,851
    Comparisons
    1,774
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    390
    Rating
    9.3
    1st
    out of 18 in Email Applications
    Views
    6,591
    Comparisons
    5,551
    Reviews
    21
    Average Words per Review
    397
    Rating
    8.2
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    IBM Lotus Domino, Lotus Domino
    Exchange, MS Exchange
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    Overview

    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.
    Built to deliver the enterprise-grade security and reliability that businesses require, Microsoft Exchange provides email, calendar and contacts on your PC, phone and web browser.
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    Learn more about Microsoft Exchange
    Sample Customers
    A1 Telekom, Acubiz, Afrisam, E. A. Juffali & Brothers, Fiducia & GAD, and Pakistan State Oil
    Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Energy/Utilities Company16%
    Security Firm11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Energy/Utilities Company4%
    Company Size
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise27%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    HCL Domino is ranked 15th in Rapid Application Development Software with 4 reviews while Microsoft Exchange is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 30 reviews. HCL Domino is rated 9.2, while Microsoft Exchange is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HCL Domino writes "Stable with good security and great integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange writes "It has good integration with other Microsoft tools and allows us to retain and recover an email deleted by a user". HCL Domino is most compared with HCL Notes, Zimbra Collaboration, Microsoft PowerApps, Microsoft Exchange Online and HCL Verse, whereas Microsoft Exchange is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, Kerio Connect, IceWarp, HCL Notes and Veritas Enterprise Vault.

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