Share Point Integration for Lotus NotesPresentation Transcript
Achieve Your Collaboration Objectives While Managing Expenses:
SharePoint & Lotus Notes Coexistence
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2009: Why Invest in Collaboration? Increase efficiencies, improve business performance
Drive improvements in business performance using team workspaces to collaborate and share best practices.
Meet enterprise compliance requirements , without imposing on knowledge workers’ day-to-day work.
The “ backend” to Microsoft Office , SharePoint is tightly integrated with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
It’s simple to deploy , easy to use , and “ free ” with Windows Server 2003 or 2007.
However…. Lotus Notes and Domino customers that adopt SharePoint struggle to meet collaboration objectives.
Lack of integration with Lotus Notes slows SharePoint adoption
Accessing SharePoint documents is a multi-step process.
Emails and documents related to business decisions are locked up in personal mailboxes.
It’s not possible to publish Lotus Notes emails and associated document attachments on SharePoint.
These should be simple, 1-step processes.
IT Options: Notes to Outlook/Exchange Migration
According to Ferris Research a typical email migration from Notes to Outlook for 12,500 users costs $3.5M .
Migrating Domino applications cost at least twice as much as email.
Migration costs : software licensing, application conversion, storage & backup, hardware, migration tools, contractors, and training costs.
- TCO for Domino and Exchange are identical: $1,800 per year, per email box
Increased vendor lock-in.
IT Options: SharePoint-Notes Coexistence
Get more value out of your existing SharePoint and Lotus investments.
Equip business users with integrated collaboration and messaging tools to support team communication and coordination.
Promote the adoption of collaboration tools, at 1/10 th the cost of an expensive migration.
The Extent of the Problem
In a survey conducted by Lotus User Group, 79% said SharePoint content integration with Lotus Notes is a high priority, very important , or important .
- LotusUserGroup.org , June 2008
SharePoint Integration into IBM Products
SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes
SharePoint-Lotus Notes coexistence.
SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Sametime
Start Sametime chat from a document stored on SharePoint.
Drag-and-drop SharePoint documents on Sametime IM client .
SharePoint Integrator for WebSphere Portal
Secure, role-based access to all SharePoint lists from WebSphere Portal.
Composite applications that integrate SharePoint content with LOB applications – both .NET and Java.
Document Collaboration for Rational Jazz (Q1 2009)
Introduces SharePoint-based document collaboration to the Jazz process.
Enhances end-to-end governance by automating feedback and approvals using Office document workflows.
Allows business stakeholders to impact software delivery using day-to-day collaboration tools.
Strategic Coexistence: Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes
Client-side plug-in that provides two-way access to SharePoint document libraries from a Lotus Notes sidebar.
Strategic Coexistence: Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Notes 6.5.x, 7.x
docks to the Notes window.
Strategic Coexistence: Built on Solid Foundations
Built on Eclipse RCP plug-in architecture; leverages Notes extension points, and
SharePoint SOAP Web services
Well documented and stable interfaces.
Same interfaces used by MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
Delivers a sustainable strategy .
Boost Collaboration, SharePoint Adoption
Make it easy for Notes users to access,
modify, publish information on SharePoint
Access SharePoint document libraries
within the context of a Lotus-based work
environment (email, Sametime IM, etc.)
Use Sametime presence awareness to
identify, initiate a chat with document
authors and editors.
Save Notes emails and attachments on
SharePoint . Share correspondence and content relevant to a business issue, without clogging team members’ email boxes.
Demo: Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes v 1.5
Compliance Made Easy Sharing Notes Emails, Documents on SharePoint
Enterprise Mashups Preview Support for Lotus Notes 8.5
Integrate data and business logic from SharePoint, Notes, Domino, and Java apps.
Notes contacts Domino Application Customer’s documents accessible from the SharePoint sidebar Eclipse component
Calendar Integration Preview Support for Lotus Notes 8.5
SharePoint team appointments are displayed as an overlay on the Notes calendar and can be edited from Notes.
Users get an aggregated view of events from multiple calendars, increasing team collaboration and productivity
Champion Solutions Group
Technology solutions provider and Notes/Domino customer is implementing MOSS to deliver a Web-based document management, team sites, and integration with back-end Microsoft SQL-based applications.
Champion selected Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator to integrate SharePoint with Lotus Notes and Sametime.
“ We already have a unified communications infrastructure in place that’s fully integrated with our business processes, and we don’t see a compelling reason to migrate to a Microsoft Outlook and Office in order to unify our messaging and collaboration platforms.
“ Mainsoft offers the practical integration path we need to support our end users ’ preferred platforms while preserving our existing IT investments .”
- Bill Phelps, CTO
Northeastern University offers Lotus Notes 6.x, 7.x and 8.x to its 2,500 faculty and staff .
They also offer SharePoint as a shared service for department-level collaboration. Today, 200 people use SharePoint. They anticipate eventually, 500-1,000 will use it regularly.
To promote SharePoint adoption , NEU considered a migration to Outlook and Exchange, which offer direct access to SharePoint.
Instead, the University purchased Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator to integrate their existing messaging and collaboration platforms.
NEU plans upgrade to Notes 8.5 and incorporate additional Notes-SharePoint integration features.
Achieve Your Collaboration Objectives While Managing Expenses: