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

Find out in this report how the two Email Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed HCL Verse vs. Microsoft Exchange Online report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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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"The solution is easy to use and the cloud version has taken a lot of challenges away from the user.""It is for emails, and it seems to work okay.""The most valuable feature of Microsoft Exchange Online is its ease of use.""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.""I like that Exchange Online is easy to use and that I do not need to maintain the previous Exchange Server. I also do not need to worry about the security of the Exchange Server. If there are any issues, then it will be the service provider's problem and not mine.""The most valuable feature is being able to assign an individual a task.""The solution is very easy to set up and quite quick to deploy.""Microsoft Exchange Online is very simple and easy to use."

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

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"The pricing could be cheaper.""The integration could be better if it could integrate well with other products and software.""Microsoft Exchange Online could improve the management usage, it should be more user-friendly.""The solution should have a stand-alone application instead of us having to go through an internet browser.""The SaaS platform performance could be improved. At a previous company, we used this same solution on-premises. The data exchange was much faster compared to the SaaS platform and we sometimes experience lags.""They should tighten their cloud security.""Microsoft Exchange Online could improve the overall protection of the solution.""We would like to have more automation with Microsoft Exchange Online."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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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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    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: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 »
    Ranking
    7th
    out of 20 in Email Applications
    Views
    1,933
    Comparisons
    1,585
    Reviews
    1
    Average Words per Review
    217
    Rating
    9.0
    4th
    out of 20 in Email Applications
    Views
    3,673
    Comparisons
    2,495
    Reviews
    26
    Average Words per Review
    341
    Rating
    8.5
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    Verse, IBM Verse
    Exchange Online, Exchange Online Plan 1, Exchange Online Plan 2, MS Exchange Online
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    Overview

    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.

    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
    Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Australian Trade Commission, BTC, Havas, Canal Barge Co.Inc., RAVInvest, Elemental Path, WDR mediagroup
    Bank Alfalah Ltd., Paderborn-Lippstadt Airport, Blue Star Infotech, Scitec Nutrition, Resolution Films, British Airways, Empire Cinemas, InnoGames
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Government10%
    Energy/Utilities Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Manufacturing Company17%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government9%
    Media Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise45%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Buyer's Guide
    Email Applications
    September 2022
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    HCL Verse is ranked 7th in Email Applications with 1 review while Microsoft Exchange Online is ranked 4th in Email Applications with 32 reviews. HCL Verse is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Exchange Online is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of HCL Verse writes "Stable, scalable, and good interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Exchange Online writes "Reduces maintenance, has zero downtime and is fairly reliable". HCL Verse is most compared with HCL Notes, HCL Domino, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange and Zimbra Collaboration, whereas Microsoft Exchange Online is most compared with Google Workspace, Zimbra Collaboration, KerioConnect, IceWarp and ProtonMail.

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