G Suite vs Lotus Notes


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G Suite
Get business email, video conferencing, and cloud storage from Google. All you need to do your best work, together in one package that works seamlessly from your computer, phone or tablet. If you are looking for self-hosted G Suite alternatives pay attention to Microsoft Office and ONLYOFFICE.
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Lotus Notes
Lotus Notes is the client of a collaborative platform. It's an integrated desktop client option for accessing business e-mail, calendars and applications on IBM Lotus Domino server. Lotus Notes free open-source alternatives are Open-Xchange, Zimbra, SOGo, Zarafa.
Comparing G Suite vs Lotus Notes is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Let's start with videos. We think that G Suite has better video than Lotus Notes



Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Lotus Notes has more user-friendly interface than G Suite because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that G Suite is more popular than Lotus Notes

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- G Suite now allows to manage access to third-party apps (in 2017)
- G Suite gets smart cloud search (in 2017)
- G Suite adds more security tools for admins (in 2017)
- Kanbanchi - missing project management tool for G Suite (in 2016)
- Google launched App Maker for G Suite (in 2016)
- G Suite adds Slack integration (in 2016)
- Google Apps rebranded as G Suite (in 2016)
- Google for Work: why Google makes big rebranding of its business products? (in 2014)
- Google Groups adds features for collaboration and customer support (in 2013)
- IBM kills Lotus. Microsoft kills SharePoint (in 2013)

Looks like G Suite was recently more active than Lotus Notes (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which G Suite and Lotus Notes meet head to head:

2014 - Google for Work: why Google makes big rebranding of its business products? to defeate Lotus Notes



Usually Google doesn't use to rename its products all the time, like Microsoft. But this time they decided to take this step and renamed the group of business services Google Enterprise with Google for Work. From now Google Apps is called Google Apps for Work, the enterprise search engine - Google Search for Work, etc. Why did they do this? Eric Schmidt, Google's chairman, explained this rebranding with the change of the way how people work now. Previously, people worked only in the Enterprise-cubicles, where their computers with business programs were installed. Now they can Work anywhere using cloud applications. In addition, Google is now positioning (or selling) its services not as tools for Enterprises, but as tools for people that help them to do their favorite Work.

2008 - IBM offers Lotus Notes on-demand. G Suite is in panic

Lotus Notes
From today IBM starts providing Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging - the hosting service for the popular email and collaboration software. I.e. IBM will host Lotus Domino in its data center and users will access it either through the web interface Domino Web Access, or via a mobile client Lotus Notes Traveler, or in the standard desktop client Lotus Notes.  And IBM will outsource support, virus and spam filter. According to IBM, service is not a classic SaaS solution based on multitenant architecture. For each client the dedicated Domino server will be maintained. The cost of using Lotus Notes Hosted Messaging - is $10 per user per month.

2006 - Google Apps for Your Domain gets customizable start page to defeate Lotus Notes

Google just put a new feature in its Google Apps for Your Domain suite of services: a "start page" iGoogle. This is a new corporate version of Google's existing personal start page, for people inside a company using Google"s apps for e-mail and calendaring. The differences between the standard Google start page and this product are that administrators can design the page, can lock down all or part of it, and can give it a custom URL. Setting up a company intranet page is certainly easy with this tool, but Google"s business services are still a bit light. Google hasn"t yet integrated Google Docs and Spreadsheets into Google Apps for Your Domain, for example. Google does have all the pieces (including a recently acquired wiki service, a blogging platform, and more) to build a killer small business service. If Google takes the small business market seriously, we should see more activity on this service, and soon. Otherwise, Microsoft"s Office Live and Intel"s SuiteTwo may grab a lot of the business customers Google is trying to woo.

2001 - iNotes Web Access - access Lotus Notes from any browser to catch up with G Suite

iNotes Web Access
Today as part of the Lotus Notes / Domino R5.0.8 update the long awaited web-client iNotes Web Access has been released. It allows access Lotus Notes e-mail and collaboration tools via any Web browser. This solution extends the existing capabilities of Lotus Domino server in providing web access to messaging apps. While the iNotes Web Access does not provide the full range of features available in the desktop client Lotus Notes, however, it will be an invaluable tool for employees, who are often in business trips or working from home.