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TBH, Lotus Notes as of right now is probably not a fantastic solution to whatever problem you may have.

However, I think it is largely a mistake to judge software that was state of the art from 15+ years ago by today's standards.

In those days, most databases didn't really handle replication particularly well. Notes was the most fully-featured in that respect.

In addition network speeds and bandwiths were lower than they are now, so it wasn't really feasible for a global company to have everybody hit a single database instance.

Lotus Notes programming was simple, so if you could write a Lotus or Excel macro, you could create a database for your team. This made it popular for semi-technical end users.

It also pre-dates HTML, so web browsers and thin clients weren't really available.

Having said all that, I'd still take Notes over Sharepoint :-)

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