Zimbra Collaboration Overview

Zimbra Collaboration is the #3 ranked solution in our list of top Email Applications. It is most often compared to Microsoft Exchange: Zimbra Collaboration vs Microsoft Exchange

What is Zimbra Collaboration?
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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Zimbra Collaboration Customers
NEC Biglobe, City of Ventura, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Hola Publishing, BIG, Sleepwell, LaFayette College, Xmission, DNA, Ring Line, Future Group, TIGC
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CEO at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Real User
We can control all the data in my IT infrastructure

What is our primary use case?

I work mainly with webmail. On the web, we have more than 10,000 accounts on our server

How has it helped my organization?

It is the best open source collaboration suite that I know, because it provides high availability and more performance than the other solutions. We can control all the data in my IT infrastructure.

What is most valuable?

Shared folders Mobile synchronization Admin tools Anti-spam tools Webmail is simple and powerful.

What needs improvement?

Online documents edition File sharing permissions with Nextcloud integration More features for the open source edition Native HA for more virtualization platforms, like Proxmox

For how long have I used the solution?

More than five years.
IT Technician & Senior System Administrator at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
I can manage all accounts from the console. Premium features don't break when you perform OS updates.

What other advice do I have?

I recommend Zimbra for small and medium-sized businesses. Even larger enterprises could benefit from it. If they have a good system administrator and are willing to learn, they could reduce costs and improve performance, while increasing productivity as well.
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System Administrator at a media company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Easy to manage. The calendar is a useful organizational tool.

What other advice do I have?

If you don’t have a technical person to manage the project, you may want to use a different solution.
Lecturer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
In the Mail tab, I can scan and open messages simultaneously.

What other advice do I have?

From the server side: the installation/deployment should be more user-friendly.
Infrastructure Expert at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Complete end user communication solution by VMware zimbra collaboration suite.

What other advice do I have?

VMware Zimbra is an enterprise-class E-mail, calendar, and collaboration solution, built for the both public and private clouds. With a redesigned browser-based interface, Zimbra offers the most innovative messaging experience available today, connecting end users to the information and activity in their personal clouds.
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