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Pros
"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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"The online version is faster, as it is a cloud instance. We can have massive mailbox capacity: 100 GB per user, which is huge. We can't provision such capacity internally, as the company would get burnt out paying for mailbox storage.""It is for emails, and it seems to work okay.""The most valuable feature is being able to assign an individual a task.""We have found the solution to be stable.""I have found the interface to be user-friendly and the overall simplicity valuable features.""The solution is stable."

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Cons
"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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"I would prefer an anti-malware functionality in at least the basic version.""I don't like it in general. It sort of has that Microsoft flavor to it, which is just the style they use and the way they color things and lay them out.""This product is too complex to use.""The solution should have a stand-alone application instead of us having to go through an internet browser.""The licensing price of the solution could be lower."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have an enterprise agreement for licensing.""The price of the solution could be less expensive.""There is a license required for the solution and it is paid annually.""The subscription fee is monthly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The product is very stable and scalable.
Top Answer: The way Notes has improved us is that we are able to do a lot of things from the single platform of Notes. While it is a good thing — I would definitely say it is a good thing — but then this software… more »
Top Answer: We have an on-premise deployment. After all, it is an email client. The way you use Microsoft Outlook or any other email client it makes sense to be deployed on-premise. They do have a SaaS version… more »
Top Answer: We have found the solution to be stable.
Top Answer: This product is too complex to use. It could be more streamlined because it offers an overabundance of features. It's simultaneously offering you to do 10 different things and it's confusing as to… more »
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Also Known As
IBM Lotus Notes, Lotus Notes
Exchange Online, Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, MS Exchange Online, MS Exchange Online, MS Exchange Online
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Overview
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.
Exchange Online helps protect your information with advanced capabilities. Anti-malware and anti-spam filtering protect mailboxes. Data loss prevention capabilities prevent users from mistakenly sending sensitive information to unauthorized people. Globally redundant servers, premier disaster recovery capabilities, and a team of security experts monitoring Exchange Online around the clock safeguard your data.
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Sample Customers
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
Bank Alfalah Ltd., Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Blue Star Infotech, Scitec Nutrition, Resolution Films, British Airways, Empire Cinemas, InnoGames
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company26%
Government8%
Media Company5%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company14%
Comms Service Provider14%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Insurance Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business38%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about HCL Notes vs. Microsoft Exchange Online and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
523,535 professionals have used our research since 2012.

HCL Notes is ranked 6th in Email Applications with 3 reviews while Microsoft Exchange Online is ranked 5th in Email Applications with 6 reviews. HCL Notes is rated 6.6, while Microsoft Exchange Online is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HCL Notes writes "if you have no other choice, you just have to manage. The upside is stability and scalability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange Online writes "Massive storage capacity with 100 GB per user mailbox". HCL Notes is most compared with HCL Verse, HCL Domino, Microsoft Exchange, G Suite Enterprise and Zimbra Collaboration, whereas Microsoft Exchange Online is most compared with G Suite Enterprise, IceWarp, Amazon WorkMail, Kerio Connect and ProtonMail. See our HCL Notes vs. Microsoft Exchange Online report.

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