Share Point Integration for Lotus Notes


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  • Welcome to our web seminar and I hope you will find this session helpful. So we all know there are lot of SharePoints site out there and there are millions of Notes users so we want to discuss today a coexistense strategy for Lotus Notes and SharePoint. We will also take a deep look at the Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator and what type of integration it delivers between Notes and SharePoint.
  • Share Point Integration for Lotus Notes

    1. 1. <ul><ul><li>Achieve Your Collaboration Objectives While Managing Expenses: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint & Lotus Notes Coexistence </li></ul></ul>
    2. 2. Who Is Mainsoft? Founded: 1993 Business: Leader in Microsoft-Java EE interoperability Vision: Coexistence between Microsoft & IBM platforms Clients: 150+ banking, education, insurance, manufacturing, retail, software development, and government Product Validations: Awards: Recommended option for .NET-Java Interoperability
    3. 3. Top 5 Technologies for Weathering the Economic Storm Recommendation : “Invest in collaboration/social software sooner rather than later .” <ul><li>Multicore systems </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualization computing </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration/Social Software </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud computing </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise mashups </li></ul>
    4. 4. 2009: Why Invest in Collaboration? Increase efficiencies, improve business performance <ul><li>Drive improvements in business performance using team workspaces to collaborate and share best practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet enterprise compliance requirements , without imposing on knowledge workers’ day-to-day work. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce cost structure : Facilitate remote communications and reduce travel costs. </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. The SharePoint Tidal Wave <ul><li>Many workgroups use </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint for team </li></ul><ul><li>collaboration and document </li></ul><ul><li>sharing . </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The “ backend” to Microsoft Office , SharePoint is tightly integrated with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It’s simple to deploy , easy to use , and “ free ” with Windows Server 2003 or 2007. </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. However…. Lotus Notes and Domino customers that adopt SharePoint struggle to meet collaboration objectives. <ul><ul><li>Lack of integration with Lotus Notes slows SharePoint adoption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Accessing SharePoint documents is a multi-step process. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emails and documents related to business decisions are locked up in personal mailboxes. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>It’s not possible to publish Lotus Notes emails and associated document attachments on SharePoint. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>These should be simple, 1-step processes. </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. IT Options: Notes to Outlook/Exchange Migration <ul><ul><li>Expensive: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>According to Ferris Research a typical email migration from Notes to Outlook for 12,500 users costs $3.5M . </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Migrating Domino applications cost at least twice as much as email. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Migration costs : software licensing, application conversion, storage & backup, hardware, migration tools, contractors, and training costs. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questionable ROI: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- TCO for Domino and Exchange are identical: $1,800 per year, per email box </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increased vendor lock-in. </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. IT Options: SharePoint-Notes Coexistence <ul><li>Get more value out of your existing SharePoint and Lotus investments. </li></ul><ul><li>Equip business users with integrated collaboration and messaging tools to support team communication and coordination. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the adoption of collaboration tools, at 1/10 th the cost of an expensive migration. </li></ul>
    9. 9. The Extent of the Problem <ul><li>In a survey conducted by Lotus User Group, 79% said SharePoint content integration with Lotus Notes is a high priority, very important , or important . </li></ul><ul><li>- , June 2008 </li></ul>
    10. 10. SharePoint Integration into IBM Products <ul><li>SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint-Lotus Notes coexistence. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Sametime </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start Sametime chat from a document stored on SharePoint. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag-and-drop SharePoint documents on Sametime IM client . </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SharePoint Integrator for WebSphere Portal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Secure, role-based access to all SharePoint lists from WebSphere Portal. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Composite applications that integrate SharePoint content with LOB applications – both .NET and Java. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Document Collaboration for Rational Jazz (Q1 2009) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces SharePoint-based document collaboration to the Jazz process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances end-to-end governance by automating feedback and approvals using Office document workflows. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allows business stakeholders to impact software delivery using day-to-day collaboration tools. </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Strategic Coexistence: Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes <ul><li>Client-side plug-in that provides two-way access to SharePoint document libraries from a Lotus Notes sidebar. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Strategic Coexistence: Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Notes 6.5.x, 7.x <ul><li>Standalone application </li></ul><ul><li>docks to the Notes window. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Strategic Coexistence: Built on Solid Foundations <ul><li>Built on Eclipse RCP plug-in architecture; leverages Notes extension points, and </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint SOAP Web services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Well documented and stable interfaces. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same interfaces used by MS Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delivers a sustainable strategy . </li></ul>
    14. 14. Boost Collaboration, SharePoint Adoption <ul><li>Make it easy for Notes users to access, </li></ul><ul><li>modify, publish information on SharePoint </li></ul><ul><li>Access SharePoint document libraries </li></ul><ul><li>within the context of a Lotus-based work </li></ul><ul><li> environment (email, Sametime IM, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Use Sametime presence awareness to </li></ul><ul><li>identify, initiate a chat with document </li></ul><ul><li>authors and editors. </li></ul><ul><li>Save Notes emails and attachments on </li></ul><ul><li>SharePoint . Share correspondence and content relevant to a business issue, without clogging team members’ email boxes. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Demo: Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes v 1.5
    16. 16. Compliance Made Easy Sharing Notes Emails, Documents on SharePoint
    17. 17. Enterprise Mashups Preview Support for Lotus Notes 8.5 <ul><li>Integrate data and business logic from SharePoint, Notes, Domino, and Java apps. </li></ul>Notes contacts Domino Application Customer’s documents accessible from the SharePoint sidebar Eclipse component
    18. 18. Calendar Integration Preview Support for Lotus Notes 8.5 <ul><li>SharePoint team appointments are displayed as an overlay on the Notes calendar and can be edited from Notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Users get an aggregated view of events from multiple calendars, increasing team collaboration and productivity </li></ul>
    19. 19. Champion Solutions Group <ul><li>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.   </li></ul><ul><li>Champion selected Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator to integrate SharePoint with Lotus Notes and Sametime. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>“ 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. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Mainsoft offers the practical integration path we need to support our end users ’ preferred platforms while preserving our existing IT investments .” </li></ul><ul><li>- Bill Phelps, CTO </li></ul>
    20. 20. <ul><li>Northeastern University offers Lotus Notes 6.x, 7.x and 8.x to its 2,500 faculty and staff . </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>To promote SharePoint adoption , NEU considered a migration to Outlook and Exchange, which offer direct access to SharePoint. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead, the University purchased Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator to integrate their existing messaging and collaboration platforms. </li></ul><ul><li>NEU plans upgrade to Notes 8.5 and incorporate additional Notes-SharePoint integration features. </li></ul>
    21. 21. <ul><ul><li>Achieve Your Collaboration Objectives While Managing Expenses: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SharePoint & Lotus Notes Coexistence </li></ul></ul>