HCL Domino vs Microsoft Exchange Online comparison

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"The pricing is excellent.""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 like that HCL Domino is stable. It's a great product. I also like that HCL Domino is a mature product under IBM, which is why many companies use it.""The DAOS feature is the most valuable. It helps to save some of my storage.""We can scale it if we want to.""I find the HCL Domino server scalable.""The full-text searching capabilities are great."

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"A good investment.""The best part of this solution is the security it offers.""It allows us to work from home, at any time or anywhere.""It's easy to use and there is more integration.""Exchange Online plays a significant role in our business. It controls all our emails, so we'd be in a lot of trouble if we didn't have that. It's an essential product.""The most valuable features of Microsoft Exchange Online are spam filtering, 50 GB of email storage, good integration with Outlook, and ease of management.""The solution offers complete scalability and flexibility.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Exchange Online is its ease of use."

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"The solution could improve Kubernetes or Dockers migration to new environments in the cloud.""HCL Domino could improve by having integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft 365.""Its performance and integration could be better. It has capabilities for large deployment with several servers, but in the latest interface, running with different servers isn't supported.""HCL Domino needs to be more user-friendly.""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.""From the Domino side, it should support DKIM and DMARC.""An area for improvement in HCL Domino is security. New enhancements in the IT industry mean that security should be improved. The HCL Domino GUI also needs improvement.""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."

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"The solution could be a bit cheaper.""There is an annual enterprise subscription could improve by having more features.""In the next release, I would like to see more features added to the security of the solution.""We would like to have more automation with Microsoft Exchange Online.""The stability of the solution has room for improvement.""The solution could improve with the integrations with some of the known applications is still not possible, there must be more connectors.""For non-technical people, some configurations might be a little bit difficult. We can use it on our laptops or our portable devices like mobiles and others gadgets, but we have had repeated problems with syncing. That is, when using different gadgets and devices, there are issues with syncing. The configuration could definitely be improved.""This solution involves a lot of work for an administrator. It is not always easy to find exactly what you are looking for within the system."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "HCL Domino is costly, but it still depends on how your organization views it price-wise."
  • "I'd rate it a seven out of ten in terms of price."
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  • "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."
  • "We have yearly licensing costs."
  • "The pricing is really high. It's higher compared to other services."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Are you still looking for a solution. I would reach out to martyn@nymbl.app
    Top Answer:The licensing of Domino is expensive. One user license is $100. Compared to SharePoint, which is free when you buy the server, Domino is a lot.
    Top Answer:This product is too complex to use. It could be more streamlined because it offers an overabundance of features. It's simultaneously offering you to do 10 different things and it's confusing as to… more »
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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
    Financial Services Firm29%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Transportation Company14%
    Insurance Company14%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise18%
    Small Business25%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise44%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise48%
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    HCL Domino is ranked 13th in Rapid Application Development Software with 10 reviews while Microsoft Exchange Online is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 50 reviews. HCL Domino is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Exchange Online is rated 8.6. 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 "Reasonably priced, reliable, easy to install, and helpful technical support". HCL Domino is most compared with HCL Notes, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Power Apps, HCL Verse and Zimbra Collaboration, whereas Microsoft Exchange Online is most compared with Google Workspace, Zimbra Collaboration, Amazon WorkMail, IceWarp and CodeTwo Exchange Rules.

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