Fleeing From Lotus Notes

It’s time to say good-bye to old-school application platforms

Over the last two decades many organizations across the globe adopted Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino for office productivity and development of departmental apps. In the pre-cloud era, this was a compelling proposition. However, Lotus Notes hasn’t kept pace with technological advancements like cloud, mobile and social and has become obsolete.

The four key challenges with Lotus Notes applications are:

  • Poor Usability – Software today needs to be collaborative, contextual and offer a great user experience on any device. Lotus Notes doesn’t meet this expectation.
  • App Jungle – The proliferation of locally installed Lotus Notes servers has created an App Jungle that is difficult to manage and compromises IT governance and control.
  • Lack of Openness – Seamless connectivity through APIs and REST Services is of the essence in heterogeneous IT landscapes. This connectivity layer is missing in Lotus.
  • High TCO – The total of cost of ownership of Lotus Notes, considering the App Jungle and proliferation of local servers, is not in balance with the value delivered.

Learn how The Boston Globe addressed the challenge

These challenges are driving customers to migrate their legacy Lotus Notes applications to more modern, future-proof alternatives like Mendix. For example, the Boston Globe is leveraging Mendix to migrate a dozen Lotus Notes apps as well as build new apps to move the business forward. One project – migrating its newsroom corrections database – took just five days with Mendix compared to a month of coding in Lotus.

Mendix is the perfect alternative for Lotus Notes

Mendix’s platform is a modern, cloud-based alternative to replace Lotus Notes. The Mendix platform brings Business and IT together in a collaborative environment to build apps that meet business requirements and are thus embraced by end users.

Full Application Lifecycle

App Development has never been so easy

Rebuilding Lotus Notes apps in Mendix is surprisingly easy. In fact, apps in Mendix are typically built and deployed in a matter of days. The secret to our success is our visual, model-driven design and execution approach that brings business and IT together to accelerate time to market for custom apps while improving usability and quality.

Mendix is the only application Platform as a Service that supports the full app delivery cycle.

Using Mendix, leading organizations across the globe are driving immediate business impact and ROI by delivering for apps that focus on business outcomes and are embraced by end users.

Flee Lotus Notes. Go Mendix. Now.

The best way to experience the power of the Mendix Platform is to try it yourself. Just sign up for our Community Edition and discover how easy it is to build apps that boost your business.

Learn Why Mendix is the Perfect Alternative to Lotus Notes

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