Microsoft Exchange Competitors and Alternatives

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Harauld Dnjiki
Real User
Control Department Head of Information Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 12 2020

What is most valuable?

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… more »

What needs improvement?

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… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this solution, but it depends on the size of the company and the cost. The number of emails that you use impacts the cost of the solution. For a small company, Zimbra Collaboration is good because it is simple, inexpensive, and not very difficult to deploy. For a big company… more »
Real User
Senior Systems Tech/Admin at a computer software company with 1-10 employees
Sep 29 2020

What is most valuable?

It's a very healthy solution. It has a good survey or features that we like to use. The user interface is good. The implementation process isn't too complex.

What needs improvement?

We've been happy with the solution. It's worked for us so far so it's fine. If they could integrate some sort of AI into the solution to make it more efficient, that would be interesting. Most of our clients use Outlook and Kerio Connect. Occasionally, Kerio can be a bit slow. They could make it… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is about $3 per mailbox per month.

What other advice do I have?

We have a mix of deployment models, beyond just the cloud. If you're an admin, it's much preferable to use Kerio Connect because it's, easy to manage. Overall, on a scale from one to ten, I'd rate the solution at and eight. There's no perfect system, however, this solution works quite well for us.
Sagar Tondlekar
Real User
IT Manager at KEF Holdings Limited
Jan 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are the speed at which G Suite Enterprise works. I also like the archiving features which is also much faster than in other solutions on the market. In addition, Google Maps has been a valuable asset to share within my department, users in my organization, or in my user… more »

What needs improvement?

I have had issues with my Google Address Book. I have an address book and it is available to everyone but I cannot add additional users. In Microsoft Outlook, I could easily share certain contacts with other members of my team but I cannot do so on G Suite. Also, 90% of the world is still using MS… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The pricing is a bit on the higher side than normal. For a basic Google account it costs $100, but Enterprise is $150. Compared to other solutions on the same level, the pricing seems a bit high.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used Microsoft Exchange and N-Notes.
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