HCL Notes Overview

HCL Notes is the #6 ranked solution in our list of top Email Applications. It is most often compared to HCL Verse: HCL Notes vs HCL Verse

What is HCL Notes?
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.

HCL Notes is also known as IBM Lotus Notes, Lotus Notes.

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HCL Notes 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
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reviewer1419795
Sr. Analyst at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Sep 15, 2020
if you have no other choice, you just have to manage. The upside is stability and scalability.

What is our primary use case?

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. The way it works when we are working on an enterprise laptop — the laptops that the company has provided us — it is installed on our systems. Other than that, the particular tool or email client can also be accessed via web login. We often use that when we are using it from a smartphone or any other non-company device. Our primary use case is just what it is: an email client. It is my stable… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "The product is very stable and scalable."
  • "It is easy to integrate the product with other services."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

The biggest lesson I have learned from using HCL Notes patience, I must say. Other than that it becomes a much tougher question. I learned that there is not much to gain from this product, but that sometimes you can manage with inferior tools if you have to. That would be the tagline of HCL Notes if I had the opportunity to add one: "You just have to manage." On a scale of one to ten (where one is the worst and ten is the best), I would rate this product as a four-point-five out of ten. I will not be so harsh to give it the three or four that I think it deserves even though I would like to. It…
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