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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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"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
"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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"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
"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: 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: 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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3rd
out of 18 in Email Applications
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7.5
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Also Known As
IBM Lotus Notes, Lotus Notes
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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.
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
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
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
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company26%
Government8%
Media Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider45%
Computer Software Company17%
Educational Organization6%
Government5%
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Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about HCL Notes vs. Zimbra Collaboration and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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HCL Notes is ranked 5th in Email Applications with 3 reviews while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 4 reviews. HCL Notes is rated 6.6, while Zimbra Collaboration 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 Zimbra Collaboration writes "It is light to manage and low-cost, but lacks storage management". HCL Notes is most compared with HCL Verse, HCL Domino, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange Online and Novell GroupWise, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Open-Xchange, IceWarp, Kerio Connect and HCL Domino. See our HCL Notes vs. Zimbra Collaboration report.

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