At last week's Lotusphere Comes to You
in Norway, my colleagues started the day with a compelling set of customer
quotes. Some very satisfied Notes customers--and they're not afraid
to say so.
The local team translated the quotes into English for me...here they are:
17,000 Notes users
|"The choice of technology
was done some years back. We have renewed our current license agreement
for a period of 3 years. No other products on the market give
more value add than Lotus. Therefore we see no reason for changing
to a different platform than this one provided by IBM. Flexible IBM
software agreements give us an additional advantage when selling and buying
-- Jorn Larsen, IT Manager
26,000 Notes users
|"Hydro has chosen to extend their
current corporate agreement with IBM Norway for Lotus Notes and Sametime
for a period of 3 years from 2006. This means that Hydro will continue
using Lotus Notes as their primary mail and collaboration platform."
-- Trygve K Nilssen, CIO
O. Steen |
1,500 Notes users
|"Bertel O. Steen AS has used Lotus
Notes for many years and is very satisfied with this product. Using Lotus
makes us less prone to virus attacks compared to using other products.
However, the most important aspect is the possibility to create small
but for us important applications which is seamlessly integrated with Lotus
Our information portal and our solution for publishing documents are both based on IBM Software, and the integration with our mailing system gives us a complete and consistent solution."
-- Ole-Christian Braathen, managing director
2,300 Notes users
|"Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has used
Lotus Notes since 1994 and during this time, we have seen large advantages
when it comes to sharing information among our offices - from Korea/China
in the far East to US/Canada in the West. KM uses Domino servers world
wide as platform for their infrastructure with background replication
for effective access to common information.
-- Hilde Nilsen-Aas
& Søn |
1,400 Notes users
|"Rieber & Søn ASA has used
Lotus Notes / Domino as mailing system and framework for electronic exchange
in our international businesses for many years, including standard add-on
modules and 'home grown' support systems. We are conducting evaluations
regularly of all our systems solutions to ensure that we use available
technology in the most efficient way. |
Our assessment is that Notes / Domino as a whole significantly exceeds its competitiors when it comes to functionality and flexibility in our electronic workflow, and this is a dependancy for our daily routines when operating in a very competitive international market place."
-- Trond Kathenes, Global IT Operation Manager
1,900 users (half migrated from Microsoft Exchange)
|"With large focus on performing
tasks in a coherent way, centralized operations and stable 24*365 solutions,
Notes was the only right choice in 1997. The system proved to live
up to our expectations and the area of application is continuisly increasing."
-- Torsten Hellner, Director IKT Operations
6,000 Notes users -- 3,000 converting from Microsoft Exchange
|"We had a shared environment with
3000 Microsoft users and 3000 Notes users. When facing the choice
between Lotus and Microsoft, our decision was simple. Notes is so
much more than just an e-mail client and gives us the possibility to offer
our applications to all of our employees."
-- Thomas Pedersen
Domino website serving 20,000 simultaneous users
|"Lotus Notes/Domino lets us do
what we need to do, in such an ingenious, simple and effictive way which
no other competitive products can offer." |
-- Morten Authen, responsible for Operations
|Bergesen ASA||"Lotus Domino provides a platform
that has enabled efficient information sharing through applications, mail
and collaboration software. For a global shipping company as BW Gas ASA
this has become the 'nervous system' integrating all offices and vessels,
and is as such an important contributor to our operational efficiency."
-- Vidar Bakken
clePages/200603/16/20060316164106_CS157/20060316164106_CS157.dbp.asp">Framtidens Notes ska kunna allt " (Future Notes will know all). I don't have a full translation yet, but this should help with the Lotus Notes visibility in the Swedish market, as was discussed on the blog following the LCTY event.