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We performed a comparison between HCL Domino and Microsoft Power Apps based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Rapid Application Development Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed HCL Domino vs. Microsoft Power Apps report (Updated: September 2022).
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"This solution can be used for workflow application so that applications can be easily developed.""I find the HCL Domino server scalable.""The most valuable feature of HCL Domino is how robust it is.""The pricing is excellent.""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.""We have been able to set up a portal using a special XPage application that gives our customers access to this system.""They offer good support and provide a roadmap."

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"The cloud aspect has been great. We don't have to do a lot of research in order to begin integrations. It's so easy to integrate with other solutions.""Ability to generate QR codes and scan barcodes.""As a business person, I design a lot of screens. The solution really resonates with me. Their design is amazing.""The most valuable feature is automized processes.""When I am developing any user UI, it gives me complete flexibility. I can manage in any way I want.""For our purposes, it is quite scalable.""The initial setup is very simple.""It is easy to design automation processes."

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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.""The solution could improve Kubernetes or Dockers migration to new environments in the cloud.""From the Domino side, it should support DKIM and DMARC.""HCL Domino needs to be more user-friendly.""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.""When you compare with Microsoft Exchange, the UI could be more user-friendly.""HCL Domino could improve by having integration with other solutions, such as Microsoft 365."

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"The flexibility and the user interface need improvement.""It would be good if this solution supports standard BPN operations. We are thinking of switching to a BPM solution next year because it is not a BPM solution.""The flexibility of the user interface could be better.""Microsoft is not cheap. The pricing could be lowered for their customers.""Microsoft PowerApps can be more costly for small teams or organizations.""I would like to have more options for changing the layout because customizing something as simple as colors is very hard.""Most of my training for what I do has been by watching or learning in the community. There needs to be better training on either one of these.""The pricing structure needs to be improved, the current information is confusing."

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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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  • "The company has a subscription where you can use certain features for free, but there are features that require a premium subscription to use."
  • "The enterprise-level costs a great deal of money, and you have to purchase additional licenses to scale it."
  • "We use the Office 365 package, and Microsoft PowerApps is a part of the package. We don't pay any separate price for this. There are no additional costs. We just pay for the Office 365 package."
  • "There are two licensing costs, one is pay-as-you-go, or you can develop it for one year."
  • "This is not an expensive product and there are no licensing fees."
  • "It is not expensive. There is no licensing cost."
  • "The pricing is too expensive and the licensing system is complicated. There are many pages of instruction on how to do the calculations for the price."
  • "One of the main things about this solution is the price. The cost for Salesforce is $35, $25, or $10 per user per month. PowerApps costs much less than that. It is at a good price point. It may change in the future, but at this point, its price is pretty fine."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Are you still looking for a solution. I would reach out to
    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.
    Top Answer: I think it depends on your use case. If your organization uses Microsoft Enterprise products, PowerApps will work better in your environment. Similarly, if you have a Salesforce integration in… more »
    Top Answer:Hi Netanya, I will choose ServiceNow because ServiceNow is a very good tool compared to Microsoft PowerApp.  Because ServiceNow has a very strong module (Performance Analysis) reporting which will… more »
    Top Answer:Microsoft Azure App Service is helpful if you need to set up temporary servers for customers to run their programs in locations that other cloud providers do not cater to. When servers are closer to… more »
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    Also Known As
    IBM Lotus Domino, Lotus Domino
    PowerApps, MS PowerApps
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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.

    PowerApps enables a broad range of app scenarios to be created that infuse digital transformation into manual and outdated processes. Use both canvas and model-driven apps to build PowerApps that solve business problems for task and role-specific scenarios like inspections, field sales enablement, prospect to cash, and integrated marketing views.

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    Sample Customers
    A1 Telekom, Acubiz, Afrisam, E. A. Juffali & Brothers, Fiducia & GAD, and Pakistan State Oil
    TransAlta, Rackspace, Telstra
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Computer Software Company32%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Insurance Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise13%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise52%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    HCL Domino vs. Microsoft Power Apps
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about HCL Domino vs. Microsoft Power Apps and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    HCL Domino is ranked 12th in Rapid Application Development Software with 8 reviews while Microsoft Power Apps is ranked 2nd in Rapid Application Development Software with 52 reviews. HCL Domino is rated 8.6, while Microsoft Power Apps is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of HCL Domino writes "Stable with good security and great integration capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Power Apps writes "Low-code, low learning curve, and reduces manpower". HCL Domino is most compared with HCL Notes, Microsoft Exchange, HCL Verse, Microsoft Exchange Online and Zimbra Collaboration, whereas Microsoft Power Apps is most compared with Mendix, Oracle Application Express (APEX), ServiceNow, Microsoft Azure App Service and Bizagi. See our HCL Domino vs. Microsoft Power Apps report.

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