Account Manager - Technical at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 3, 2021
It totally depends on your reasons for the migration.
I think IBM Lotus product was acquired by HCL in 2019 and the close competitors are Microsoft, Google or even ZCS (Zimbra suite). However, like I said it depends upon the reason why you want to migrate. If it to have better low-code development platforms then Mendix, OutSystems, ServiceNow platforms, etc. can be evaluated.
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The licensing of Domino is expensive. One user license is $100. Compared to SharePoint, which is free when you buy the server, Domino is a lot.
HCL Domino is costly, but it still depends on how your organization views it price-wise.
For 30 licenses, we pay $1,500 every year. It is not an expensive product.
HCL Domino has reasonable pricing. It's not expensive. If you compare its price with Exchange, they have the same product pricing. They are within the same range in terms of pricing, but Microsoft played it another way. Microsoft went to the customers and told them: "We can offer you ELA for a price agreement, and you can get Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Dynamics for free," so the customers made the decision of reducing their investment in HCL Domino, for them to get Exchange for free. This is the reason why customers are willing to migrate from HCL Domino to Exchange, plus there's also more customer familiarity from Exchange than HCL Domino.
Customers have to pay for a license for the Notes Client, not for the Domino database. There is a quarter license that we use.
We chose to pay for our licensing fees annually.
We pay annually for the use of this solution and it is only a standard fee.
We find the price to be quite reasonable. It's not overly expensive.
Our license is on a yearly subscription. You can sign a contract with HCL that will cover up to 100 users. This also includes technical support and all of the latest software updates. We're happy with the price of our license — it's pretty standard.
The price is reasonable compared to the other solutions.