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We performed a comparison between HCL Verse and Microsoft Exchange based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"HCL Verse has a nice interface and it is a practical email solution. There are a diverse set of features, such as the search bar on top of the screens."

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"It gives me benefit in terms of integration with other services such as SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, and OneDrive. It makes my work much easier.""Microsoft Exchange is a powerful solution. It can easily integrate with Active Directory and other business applications. It does not require any training, it is flexible and simple to use. When comparing Microsoft Exchange to other solutions, such as Lotus Note, it is more straightforward for business.""Exchange is easy to use. It also has a built-in calendar for all the stuff I'm supposed to be looking at and doing. Exchange tells you if you have a doctor's appointment or a scheduled call. It also has a place to store and manage your contacts. If I want to add a new contact, it will put in information about that contact stored anywhere within the Microsoft Suite.""I find the desktop version of Microsoft Exchange looks better than the online version. You can make it a white background. You might be able to make the online background white, but I have no idea how to do that. I know how to do it only on the desktop version""All of Exchange's features are valuable. For example, we can configure the MAPI profile, IM profile, or mobile profile.""The most valuable features are that you can exchange information, tasks, attachments, and enhance the process in a short amount of time.""Provides unlimited storage for our mailbox.""I find Exchange's basic mail features to be highly valuable."

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"The solution could improve by allowing us to use a color that we want in the editing boxes."

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"Microsoft Exchange could improve by adding artificial intelligence.""The pricing could be better, and it could have an easier implementation.""Microsoft Exchange needs to improve how it handles and assigns policy and security.""Microsoft Exchange could improve the archiving of emails and the performance.""Load balancing is lacking.""The solution is stable, but it could improve. It's crashing if there is a big mail database. The Zimbra solution is better in this area.""For the next release, there are some features on the cloud-based Exchange that aren't included on-prem. It would be great if these features were made available in the next release. For instance, integration between Exchange and its on-prem calendar is not available for the on-prem solution.""From a reliability perspective, they need to improve the search engine, it is not very powerful."

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  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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  • "It's a little bit expensive."
  • "Its price is very affordable, and basically, it is the standard of the industry. We have the Exchange 365 subscription, which includes the usage of Exchange Online. I don't know the specific cost, but it is the retail price of Microsoft 365 E3 licenses. Microsoft's licensing is not very easy to understand. Microsoft changes rules every other day, which makes it difficult for us to understand the licensing not only for Exchange but also for other products. It can sometimes be really complex to understand what you need to have in order to comply with Microsoft licensing."
  • "Microsoft doesn't have a unit price, it's based on the quantity, and they offer great discounts."
  • "We are currently using enterprise licenses for the solution. They are different pricing models available. There are individual, cloud-based, and enterprise licenses all with different pricing models. The larger the number of users, the lesser the price. For small to medium companies like us, we feel it is expensive."
  • "Its price is fair."
  • "We pay for the license annually."
  • "Microsoft Exchange is a very well-priced solution."
  • "We renew the product license with Microsoft every three years. The cost is included within a bundle of services. It's an enterprise agreement with Microsoft."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:HCL Verse has a nice interface and it is a practical email solution. There are a diverse set of features, such as the search bar on top of the screens.
    Top Answer:The solution could improve by allowing us to use a color that we want in the editing boxes.
    Top Answer:We use HCL Verse for email and it is useful for collaborations and deploying an application, which is important for our company.
    Top Answer:Zimbra is a free, open source collaborative software suite. The features I like best are the ease of integration and the email, calendar, and collaboration server with web interface. In addition, I… more »
    Top Answer:From a security point of view, Microsoft should enhance the new features. Technical support could also be better.
    Top Answer:We use Exchange for email services and collaboration services.
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    Also Known As
    Verse, IBM Verse
    Exchange, MS Exchange
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    IBM Verse is a powerful email hosting solution that enables users to access their business communications from a laptop or desktop browser or from a mobile device. This email and business messaging experience is based on an innovative user-centric design, including social analytics and advanced search capabilities. IBM Verse helps users quickly find and focus on what content is most important, empowering them to build stronger working relationships while optimizing business results.

    Built to deliver the enterprise-grade security and reliability that businesses require, Microsoft Exchange provides email, calendar and contacts on your PC, phone and web browser.
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    Sample Customers
    Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Australian Trade Commission, BTC, Havas, Canal Barge Co.Inc., RAVInvest, Elemental Path, WDR mediagroup
    Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Scitec Nutrition, British Airways, InnoGames, Osteology Foundation, Franz Haniel & Cie. GmbH, NTC Contracting
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business37%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise39%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    November 2022
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    HCL Verse is ranked 7th in Email Applications with 1 review while Microsoft Exchange is ranked 1st in Email Applications with 48 reviews. HCL Verse is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Exchange is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of HCL Verse writes "Stable, scalable, and good interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange writes "It has good integration with other Microsoft tools and allows us to retain and recover an email deleted by a user". HCL Verse is most compared with HCL Notes, HCL Domino, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange Online and Zimbra Collaboration, whereas Microsoft Exchange is most compared with Zimbra Collaboration, KerioConnect, HCL Domino, Veritas Enterprise Vault and Microsoft Exchange Online.

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