Forced to migrate from Lotus Notes to Exchange, here is what the customer said after a year
Julian Buss, May 10th, 2010 12:58:48
Some years ago, we migrated a german branch of an US based company from OpenExchange to Lotus Notes. They were happy with Notes and therefore implemented a set of applications to cover business critical processes.
Then about a year ago the US mothership ordered them to migrate to Exchange and the apps to Salesforce.
Some days ago we had contact with the CTO of that german branch and he said only one thing about the migration:
"If we only would have been stayed with Lotus Notes!!"
(I hope it's translated correctly from german: "Wären doch wir bloß bei Notes geblieben!!")
So, again, we see that a migration is not that easy and leads to massive costs and business problems. But unfortunately, we all know that this is irrelevant for these kind of descisions :-(
Nevertheless it's nice to hear that we were right, whatever that's worth for.