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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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"The collaboration, the ability for multiple users to work on a single document.""It is a decent tool for collaboration, especially if you are already using other Office products.""Document management and records management features are the most valuable.""The implementation and configuring of the resolution are very easy in the online version.""The support from Microsoft is very quick and they are very proactive.""Ability to collaborate with others in one location.""The most valuable feature is that it is very usable. I can navigate it, I can have a media call, I can have a call with my project team, so we can chat with every team kind of like WhatsApp. Any time there are projects or other things, we can chat in a secure way. It's automation-specific secure.""The most valuable feature is the "Alert Me", which provides the ability to set an alert when content is either added or changed and that the alerts can be either real-time or aggregated for the day or the week."

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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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"The GUI is outdated.""Workflows could be simplified.""The solution needs to have more flexibility. The classic version had more flexibility, however, the modern version has many more limitations.""The areas around security, such as protection, need to be included.""It is a bit restrictive to develop in the cloud version. A lot of features are in the cloud now, and you have to develop on the outside. As far as the platform and the programming side of things are concerned, it is moving more towards configuration management rather than programming. When we are doing solutions, we are basically just configuring it to make solutions happen rather than actually using the Visual Studio code and developing from scratch in the cloud. It is almost like creating an app. You have created an app for your phone, but the app doesn't really sit on your phone. It sits somewhere on a server, and the database sits on another server. The app is just pulling and pushing information. The whole development has changed. We used to install things directly on the server and then run the application from the server. Now, it is more of a modular architecture.""The user interface needs improvement because there is a lot of stuff in there. I use five to eight navigation buttons. It should be more user-friendly. Frequently used menu items should be arranged in a proper way. That would be helpful.""I would like to see the integration with Teams reinforced.""The ability to preview files in different formats should be expanded to include formats such as embedded postscript (EPS), AutoCAD, and Adobe Acrobat PDF."

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  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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  • "There are some aggressive discounts offered by Microsoft for organizations that are not for profit, which we are, and it makes it quite attractive to consider."
  • "Pricing plans may be flexible depending on volume usage and your corporate relationship with Microsoft."
  • "It can be expensive for on-premises deployments, especially when you have to support SQL Server as your backend database. That's where the cost comes into play. SQL Server has its own licensing, which Microsoft keeps on changing. Therefore, it can become costly. In the earlier versions of SharePoint, version 2007 or 2010, they had an express version where the SQL Server licensing was free. It wasn't like a full-blown SharePoint. It was only a slimmed-down version. It used to be whatever your hardware costs. You would install the free software and work with it, but you were very limited in what you could do in SharePoint. If you wanted the SharePoint Enterprise Server with all the bells and whistles, then you had to pay more to get the SQL Server license based on the number of users or servers. The subscription model is different for cloud deployments. Licensing is per user and per month. The cost also depends on the storage required. If you have a lot of sites or documents, then you need to expand it based on your needs."
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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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    The solution could improve by allowing us to use a color that we want in the editing boxes.
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    We use HCL Verse for email and it is useful for collaborations and deploying an application, which is important for our company.
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    Also Known As
    Verse, IBM Verse
    Office SharePoint Server, MS Office SharePoint Server
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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.

    Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) is a Microsoft software portal based on the ASP.NET framework. MOSS facilitates file sharing and collaboration, social networking, Web databases and Web publishing. It is hosted by Microsoft Windows Server and is accessible through Microsoft Office or the Web.

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    Sample Customers
    Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Australian Trade Commission, BTC, Havas, Canal Barge Co.Inc., RAVInvest, Elemental Path, WDR mediagroup
    Del Monte Foods, Unicredit Leasing, Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Nokia Czech Republic, Perkins Eastman, JLL, ICA, óxito Software, Dorset Software, PKP Cargo, Arcapita Bank B.S.C., AVE CZ, Chesapeake Energy
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Government9%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
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    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Government7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Media Company24%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise36%
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    HCL Verse is ranked 7th in Email Applications with 1 review while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is ranked 8th in Content Collaboration Platforms with 8 reviews. HCL Verse is rated 9.0, while Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is rated 8.8. The top reviewer of HCL Verse writes "Stable, scalable, and good interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server writes "Stable, integrates well with Teams, and has flexible and helpful support". HCL Verse is most compared with HCL Notes, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, HCL Domino and Zimbra Collaboration, whereas Microsoft Office SharePoint Server is most compared with Amazon WorkDocs, Datto Workplace, HighQ, CTERA Drive and Hyland ShareBase.

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