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Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. HCL Notes and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"G Suite and all of Google were the first to have a built-in multifactor authentication without needing to purchase another product.""The Hangouts feature is the most valuable aspect of the solution for us.""It's certainly easier to meet. We have offices around the world and the ability to have a company meeting on Google Meet platform makes it a whole lot easier to actually have everybody virtually in one room at the same time.""Ability to co-edit and collaborate on content.""The features we use quite a lot are the mail and Google Drive. We can store documents and share documents between both employees here, locally in Sweden, and we have an office in the US as well. It's a very easy way to share information and documents, and have online meetings and stuff with Google Meet. We use it quite a lot.""In terms of email, I could probably do the same things with other programs, however, I find 90% of my usage is Gmail.""The most valuable feature is that it is simple to use.""It's a secure solution that enables you to choose those you wish to share with."

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

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Cons
"If you use a name with a special character like a slash in the folder, it will crash the migration, with no warning. There is no pre-warning or anything to tell you that if you use characters in a file name that it will crash the migration.""The user interface, especially on Google Drive, could be better.""Their tool called Sheets is the counterpart to Excel but it doesn't have the same functionality that Excel would have. So usually if somebody needs to go back to Excel or Office, it's because of Excel.""Not all tools are available in the one facility.""In the next release, I would like to see more encryption of documents, mail, and things like that. There should be a better way to encrypt mail and documents that are pushed through this system. That would be some improvement or additional features that could be good to have.""The solution is not user-friendly and it doesn't integrate that well with Microsoft Office, which is one of the bigger business apps on the market, compared to Google Sheets and applications of that sort.""The price could be reduced.""Less customizations than there used to be."

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

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"It's about $8.30 up a user per month.""2,500 Rupees per month per user.""Licensing costs are on a yearly basis.""We normally purchase the license on a yearly basis.""It's low in cost as compared to Office 365. There is an annual licensing cost.""We pay a monthly subscription for the use of this solution.""The pricing is very high, although I cannot tell if this is the result of the Indian vendors artificially inflating it.""Approximately $6 per user, per month."

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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 most valuable feature is the UI.
Top Answer: I would like to see integration with other solutions.
Top Answer: We are using this solution in our company.
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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 Company37%
Marketing Services Firm11%
University11%
Non Profit11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Media Company7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company28%
Government10%
Media Company6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business63%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise22%
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Find out what your peers are saying about G Suite Enterprise vs. HCL Notes and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,721 professionals have used our research since 2012.

G Suite Enterprise is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 36 reviews while HCL Notes is ranked 6th in Email Applications with 3 reviews. G Suite Enterprise is rated 8.2, while HCL Notes is rated 6.6. 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, ProtonMail, Microsoft Exchange Online, 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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