Lotus provides collaboration software for personal and organizational effectiveness. Lotus products are categorized as follows: Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino
An integrated desktop client (business email) solution that empowers people with a single point of access to people, business applications, and resources across the enterprise and the Internet, helping them make business decisions quickly and streamline the way they work.
Lotus Notes Features:
- Email - more control to manage the daily influx of messages by auto-separating them into actionable items; this includes a follow-up function, mail rules, and visual indicators; anti-spam control; converting a message into a to-do item or calendar appointment for follow-up; and increased user control.
- Personal Address Book/Contacts Management - better manage established clients, daily contacts, & new customers with intuitive contact management features. Provides ability to manage contacts by category, groups, business, as well as holidays/birthdays/anniversaries.
- Calendaring - better manage one's business day with full features for accomplishing daily/monthly/yearly workload; appointments, meetings, daily timelines, all-day event, reminders, & anniversary items.
- Schedule Planning - Group scheduling, including free- and busy-time lookups to easily schedule meetings with colleagues.
- To-Do List, Task Management & Delegation
Many additional features available in the areas of team collaboration such as integrated instant messaging, presence awareness, web conferencing, local document library, and collaborative applications such as shared discussion databases and team workspaces for sharing project information & work-in-process data.
Lotus Domino is an IBM server product that provides enterprise-grade e-mail, collaboration capabilities, and custom application platform. Domino began life as Lotus Notes Server, the server component of Lotus Development Corporation's client-server messaging technology. It also has a built-in database system in the format of NSF. From release 7, Domino server can use IBM DB2 system as its backend database