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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 stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.""Zimbra Collaboration has integrated a lot of their party tools and they have good documentation available.""Good email solution and it's open-source.""The web interface is powerful and easy to use.""One of the most valuable features involves the solution's automatic backup, which I find to be pretty simple and straightforward, and obviates the need for additional software.""The backup and storage management features of Zimbra Collaboration are valuable.""The logs, troubleshooting, and tracking we have found to be the most valuable features. We have any issues with lost messages the features are useful. It is very easy to track and log.""It has all collaboration features, such as document sharing, video conferencing, chatting, task sharing, and calendar sharing."

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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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"Zimbra should provide a desktop client. Right now, we are using a web browser for accessing our emails. There should also be a desktop client.""The solution could use more integration with third-party tools.""I can confidently say that Zimbra is good enough for 2,000 client users. But, at the same time, if my client needs more than that and we have two options—Zimbra or Microsoft—I'm going with Microsoft because many admins will speak to Microsoft's ability to handle that many.""It would be great if a group chat feature were created to allow for a team environment.""The installation is not straightforward, it can take two days for the full implementation.""Zimbra must improve its solution to make it easy so that the users don't have to use webmail to connect to their accounts and log in to webmail every time. This is something that is lacking in Zimbra Collaboration. They should provide a better way to easily connect email applications on the desktop to the Zimbra server. They should also try to have more functionality for storage management, like Microsoft Exchange. Currently, the management of the email data must be done manually in Zimbra Collaboration, which we are finding very difficult. They should provide a way to save emails so that you can have more space on the server and storage. Because of the lack of this functionality, we are planning to migrate to Microsoft Exchange. Microsoft Exchange provides a better way to manage storage than Zimbra Collaboration. You cannot have a mail solution without storage management because emails will always increase. Zimbra Collaboration also needs tools for management. More back-office tools are required to manage the whole mailbox and space. You don't only manage emails but also the documents attached to the emails. Therefore, you require tools to select and decide what do you want to save or how do you want to free up space in your infrastructure.""There are some security issues.""The solution could improve by making it easier to use."

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  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
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  • "Zimbra Collaboration is less expensive than Microsoft Exchange. Zimbra works for small companies because it is not expensive. Zimbra Collaboration has more security tools than Microsoft Exchange. If you are choosing between Zimbra Collaboration and Microsoft Exchange, you have to take into account the cost of security tools with Microsoft Exchange. When you purchase Microsoft Exchange, you will also have to purchase tools for security, which adds to the cost. The migration from Zimbra Collaboration to another email solution is very simple and easy. Migration from Microsoft Exchange to another email solution is very difficult. Microsoft doesn't allow migration that easily. In fact, you have to pay for tools to do that. You have to buy some expensive tools to migrate."
  • "If you choose the network edition, it is a little pricier. They have the open-source edition too which is only community supported."
  • "We are using perpetual licenses. We have deployed it in our local data center, and we buy perpetual licenses on a per-user basis."
  • "When it comes to the licensing of Zimbra Collaboration, my license covers the servers and I find its terms to be much simpler than those of Microsoft Exchange."
  • "We do not pay for licenses to use this solution."
  • "The price of the solution is low."
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    Questions from the Community
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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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    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 »
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    The stability is good and keeps getting better with each new update.
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    The solution is very low cost. It's an open-source solution. It's not an expensive option.
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    Also Known As
    Verse, IBM Verse
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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.

    Zimbra Collaboration provides administrators and their end users innovative features that solve the challenges faced by organizations using today's legacy communications infrastructure.
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    Sample Customers
    Canon Marketing Japan Inc., Australian Trade Commission, BTC, Havas, Canal Barge Co.Inc., RAVInvest, Elemental Path, WDR mediagroup
    NEC Biglobe, City of Ventura, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Hola Publishing, BIG, Sleepwell, LaFayette College, Xmission, DNA, Ring Line, Future Group, TIGC
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Comms Service Provider46%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Educational Organization4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business63%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise13%
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    HCL Verse is ranked 7th in Email Applications with 1 review while Zimbra Collaboration is ranked 3rd in Email Applications with 10 reviews. HCL Verse is rated 9.0, while Zimbra Collaboration is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of HCL Verse writes "Stable, scalable, and good interface". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zimbra Collaboration writes "It is light to manage and low-cost, but lacks storage management". HCL Verse is most compared with HCL Notes, Office 365, Microsoft Exchange, HCL Domino and Microsoft Exchange Online, whereas Zimbra Collaboration is most compared with Microsoft Exchange, Kerio Connect, IceWarp, Open-Xchange and Zarafa.

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