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Pros
"They offer good support and provide a roadmap.""The full-text searching capabilities are great."

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"Zimbra Collaboration is light to manage. It works on the Linux operating system, which is far better to manage than Microsoft Windows. Microsoft Exchange works only on the Windows server. We prefer working on the Linux server for security reasons and ease of management. Zimbra Collaboration also has some integrated tools for security. It some modules to fight malware. These modules are not very powerful but are still doing a great job. Microsoft Exchange doesn't have a basic module. You have to purchase a security solution and add it to the solution. The cost of Zimbra Collaboration is one more reason for liking it. It is also very simple to migrate from Zimbra Collaboration to another email solution.""The web interface is powerful and easy to use.""The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.""Good email solution and it's open-source."

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Cons
"When you compare with Microsoft Exchange, the UI could be more user-friendly.""From the Domino side, it should support DKIM and DMARC."

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"Zimbra must improve its solution to make it easy so that the users don't have to use webmail to connect to their accounts and log in to webmail every time. This is something that is lacking in Zimbra Collaboration. They should provide a better way to easily connect email applications on the desktop to the Zimbra server. They should also try to have more functionality for storage management, like Microsoft Exchange. Currently, the management of the email data must be done manually in Zimbra Collaboration, which we are finding very difficult. They should provide a way to save emails so that you can have more space on the server and storage. Because of the lack of this functionality, we are planning to migrate to Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Exchange provides a better way to manage storage than Zimbra Collaboration. You cannot have a mail solution without storage management because emails will always increase. Zimbra Collaboration also needs tools for management. More back-office tools are required to manage the whole mailbox and space. You don't only manage emails but also the documents attached to the emails. Therefore, you require tools to select and decide what do you want to save or how do you want to free up space in your infrastructure.""The support was lacking in my experience. However, recently the support I received was good. Perhaps they have improved.""The solution could use more integration with third-party tools.""There are some security issues."

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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."

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"Zimbra Collaboration is less expensive than Microsoft Exchange. Zimbra works for small companies because it is not expensive. Zimbra Collaboration has more security tools than Microsoft Exchange. If you are choosing between Zimbra Collaboration and Microsoft Exchange, you have to take into account the cost of security tools with Microsoft Exchange. When you purchase Microsoft Exchange, you will also have to purchase tools for security, which adds to the cost. The migration from Zimbra Collaboration to another email solution is very simple and easy. Migration from Microsoft Exchange to another email solution is very difficult. Microsoft doesn't allow migration that easily. In fact, you have to pay for tools to do that. You have to buy some expensive tools to migrate.""If you choose the network edition, it is a little pricier. They have the open-source edition too which is only community supported."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: it totally depends on your reasons for the migration? I think IBM Lotus product was acquired by HCL in 2019 and the close competitors are Microsoft, Google or even ZCS (Zimbra suite). however, like I… more »
Top Answer: The full-text searching capabilities are great.
Top Answer: Our license is on a yearly subscription. You can sign a contract with HCL that will cover up to 100 users. This also includes technical support and all of the latest software updates. We're happy with… more »
Top Answer: The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.
Top Answer: The solution is very low cost. It's an open-source solution. It's not an expensive option.
Top Answer: We are simply a customer and an end-user. We don't have a business relationship with the organization. The log files need to be improved. It needs to show us more information. Right now, a lot of… more »
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
8.5
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out of 18 in Email Applications
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4
Average Words per Review
492
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7.5
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Also Known As
IBM Lotus Domino, Lotus Domino
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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.
Zimbra Collaboration provides administrators and their end users innovative features that solve the challenges faced by organizations using today's legacy communications infrastructure.
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Sample Customers
A1 Telekom, Acubiz, Afrisam, E. A. Juffali & Brothers, Fiducia & GAD, and Pakistan State Oil
NEC Biglobe, City of Ventura, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Hola Publishing, BIG, Sleepwell, LaFayette College, Xmission, DNA, Ring Line, Future Group, TIGC
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
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HCL Domino is ranked 17th in Rapid Application Development Software with 2 reviews while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 4 reviews. HCL Domino is rated 8.6, while Zimbra Collaboration is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HCL Domino writes "Integrates well with our mobile solutions". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zimbra Collaboration writes "It is light to manage and low-cost, but lacks storage management". HCL Domino is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, HCL Notes, Microsoft PowerApps, Microsoft Exchange Online and Temenos Quantum, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Open-Xchange, IceWarp, Kerio Connect and Zarafa.

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