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"The pricing is excellent.""The most valuable feature of HCL Domino is how robust it is.""They offer good support and provide a roadmap.""We have been able to set up a portal using a special XPage application that gives our customers access to this system.""This solution can be used for workflow application so that applications can be easily developed.""I find the HCL Domino server scalable.""The full-text searching capabilities are great.""HCL Domino is an application development and collaboration platform with strong stability and security. Deployment of this platform is easy and takes only 10 minutes."

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"I enjoy not having to maintain the local infrastructure, local servers, local whatever. You use the software and don't have to worry about the details.""Intuitive and easy to use.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Exchange Online is its performance.""The most valuable feature is being able to assign an individual a task.""All of the Microsoft Exchange Online is very useful, such as the sections, the information protection, and the mail flows.""We also create technical presentations, so most of the time we are dealing with MS Word and Excel. Sometimes, we also use Visio for diagramming. Our overall experience is good.""Exchange Online's performance and stability are very good.""The solution offers complete scalability and flexibility."

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"The client version of this solution could be faster and be made simpler for non-IT users. You will need to have some knowledge of Notes to correctly install this solution.""HCL Domino could improve by having integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft 365.""HCL Domino needs to be more user-friendly.""When you compare with Microsoft Exchange, the UI could be more user-friendly.""The solution could improve Kubernetes or Dockers migration to new environments in the cloud.""Recently, IBM sold the product to HCL. Since Pakistan and India have some problems on a domestic level, we were actually considering replacing it with Indian products from the organization. We're just facing some regulatory issues.""From the Domino side, it should support DKIM and DMARC."

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"The solution should have more integration with other platforms.""I don't really like the response time of the web GUI for administration.""What I don't like about Microsoft Exchange Online is too much integration because now it has many services connected to it. In the beginning, it was just email, and now it's also Teams and Visio, and many other services which I don't like. Microsoft Exchange Online should focus on one service. The product now lost focus, and this is its area for improvement. I would also like more freedom in choosing to use just one service, for example, just Microsoft Exchange Online, which means I don't need Teams or any other Microsoft product or service there. Right now, all services are either in the Microsoft Office suite, or there are more products or services integrated with Microsoft Exchange Online, and I'd like to just focus on one.""The solution could improve by making the user interface better.""The problem with Exchange is that the attributes aren't flexible enough. I'd like to see more interaction with Office 365 and tighter integration between on-prem Exchange and Exchange Online. There's still a disconnect between mailboxes and the cloud.""They should tighten their cloud security.""When you migrate from on-prem to cloud, if you choose to or are forced to do the hybrid, they need to devise a way to undo the hybrid.""This product is too complex to use."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Price is reasonable compared to the other solutions."
  • "We're happy with the price of our license — it's pretty standard."
  • "We pay annually for the use of this solution and it is only a standard fee."
  • "We chose to pay for our licensing fees annually."
  • "Customers have to pay for a license for the Notes Client, not for the Domino database. There is a quarter license that we use."
  • "HCL Domino has reasonable pricing. It's not expensive."
  • "For 30 licenses, we pay $1,500 every year. It is not an expensive product."
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  • "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."
  • "This solution requires a license."
  • "The model is one which is pay-per-use go. There is no license. We are talking about per-user subscription-based use."
  • "I am using Office 365 and Microsoft Exchange Online comes as the package. It cost approximately $13 per month."
  • "I think that the price is a little high, especially considering that Google have a similar, free email solution."
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    Top Answer:This solution can be used for workflow application so that applications can be easily developed.
    Top Answer:For 30 licenses, we pay $1,500 every year. It is not an expensive product.
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    Also Known As
    IBM Lotus Domino, Lotus Domino
    Exchange Online, Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, MS Exchange Online
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    HCL Domino (formerly IBM Domino) is a secure, enterprise-grade, application development platform. From IT to business, HCL Domino is the only low to pro-code application development platform that allows your business to build robust applications to solve workflow and process challenges fast. HCL Domino powers businesses around the world with 15,000 customers and 10 million apps built on our platform. HCL Domino has always been a secure, rock-solid, and proven solution.

    • Low cost of ownership - minimizing administration needs through automated installations, policies and monitoring helps staff focus on higher value tasks.
    • Minimized infrastructure - reducing costs by using less power, memory, data storage, network bandwidth and servers.
    • Rich application environment - supporting workflow-driven and people-oriented applications that help a wide variety of business operations deliver enhanced results.
    • Security-rich - helping protect your critical business assets. You can control information access, protect information and guarantee document authenticity.
    • High availability - featuring advanced clustering, replication, server fault recovery and automated diagnostic tools.
    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
    A1 Telekom, Acubiz, Afrisam, E. A. Juffali & Brothers, Fiducia & GAD, and Pakistan State Oil
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Blue Star Infotech, Scitec Nutrition, Resolution Films, British Airways, Empire Cinemas, InnoGames
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider30%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Manufacturing Company20%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Energy/Utilities Company10%
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise13%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise45%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise50%
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    HCL Domino is ranked 12th in Rapid Application Development Software with 8 reviews while Microsoft Exchange Online is ranked 5th in Email Applications with 27 reviews. HCL Domino is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Exchange Online is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HCL Domino writes "Stable with good security and great integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange Online writes "Reduces maintenance, has zero downtime and is fairly reliable". HCL Domino is most compared with HCL Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft PowerApps, Zimbra Collaboration and HCL Verse, whereas Microsoft Exchange Online is most compared with G Suite Enterprise, Zimbra Collaboration, Kerio Connect, IceWarp and HCL Notes.

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