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Replace Lotus Notes or HCL Notes applications today

HCL Notes (formerly Lotus Notes) and HCL Domino (formerly Lotus Domino) are outdated client-server software platforms. ‘Lotus Notes’ apps are now technologically outdated and unable to grow with your company. However, they might hold a lot of data and processes which are key to your company’s operations. Transforming can no longer wait. Now there is a realistic option: meet Thinkwise.


Thinkwise: the driving force behind your digital transformation

Thinkwise is a modern AI-powered model driven development platform, specialized in mission critical core systems and applications. The platform covers all aspects of the development lifecycle, from requirements engineering to deployment. It offers a great solution to moving from your current Lotus Notes apps environment whilst maintaining and reusing critical data and business processes. A great first step to achieve that would be to use the Thinkwise Upcycler.

The Thinkwise Upcycler allows you to migrate your HCL/Lotus Notes applications over to the new Thinkwise development environment. You can either do a one-to-one migration, or functionally change the application before you relaunch it. In any case, immediately after the Upcycle, your own application is now a new modern progressive web app, available in Windows, web and on mobile devices.


Applications that grow with your organization

Ultimately, organizations with Lotus Notes and HCL Notes applications all face the same challenge: how do we make sure our applications can keep up with a rapidly changing world? It's critical to find the right technology before investing massive amounts of time, money and resources. Thinkwise provides the technology to ensure that your application will always remain technologically up to date.

So how does Thinkwise differ from Lotus Notes and HCL Notes?

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Always up-to-date
Gone are the days of technologically obsolete software

With Thinkwise, your applications become technology independent; you focus on maintaining the model, rather than single lines of code. The underlying technology, such as User Interfaces, Service Tiers, and databases are periodically updated for you,  without impacting previously built applications. This means that a Thinkwise application will never become a legacy in any of these areas and will always remain technologically fit.
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Authorization and permissions
Built-in authorization system: no more need for manual programming

The Thinkwise Platform features a built-in authorization system. Many other platforms do not have authorization integrated into their systems, which then has to be programmed manually. Managing and maintaining a separate asset properly in the long run is a complex challenge. When integrated in the model, it is very easy to create new users, including all associated rights and roles. This is crucial in organizations with many different types of users in- and externally and security vulnerabilities.

The platform also supports OpenID authentication by default. Various OpenID providers, such as Azure AD, Facebook, Gmail, etc. are available. Furthermore, the platform itself can be used as an OpenID provider, allowing third-party applications to use Single Sign-on (SSO) with accounts stored in the Thinkwise Platform.
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Flexible test database
Rapid & efficient testing

Software development requires a great deal of testing and continuous improvement. The Thinkwise Platform integrates test cases into the model, which means they continue to function properly even after changes to either the data model or the GUI model.

In addition, the Thinkwise AI-powered development environment lets you automatically generate test cases based on the model.
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Migrate your applications easily
Modernizing comprehensive systems using the Upcycler

A major added value of the Thinkwise Platform is its integrated solution for modernizing Lotus Notes or HCL Notes. With the Upcycler you can create a first version of a Thinkwise application by simply importing an Lotus Notes or HCL Notes application. The result will obviously not be ready for production just yet, but a significant part of the work will have been done for you automatically.

The process to Upcycle a Lotus Notes or HCL Notes application roughly consists of the following steps
  1. Extracting model & data
  2. Importing model
  3. Transforming meta model to Thinkwise model
  4. Deploying the application
  5. Importing legacy data into the Thinkwise application
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The key to a data-driven organization

It goes without saying that software needs to be able to communicate with other systems. Our integrated service tier provides secure access to all desired data and functionality through an open API based on the OData protocol.

The Thinkwise Platform offers extensive integration capabilities such as: 
  • Database connectivity
  • Web Services
  • Business Intelligence
  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Office and reporting
1. How does Thinkwise mitigate the risk of Vendor Lock-in?

Thinkwise minimizes lock-in to a minimum by offering open standards. We don't have a proprietary programming language and the entire model you build and the database are directly accessible outside the Thinkwise environment. You can use your own cloud or servers and even deploy the business logic to a location of your choice. In the event that you really want to stop using Thinkwise, everything can be saved or reused, including code comments.

2. Why wouldn't I face the same challenges with Thinkwise in 10 years?

There are several reasons why this will not happen. The main reason is that the platform itself is built with the platform, just as a 3D printer prints the next, better version of a 3D printer. This means that just like your applications, the platform itself will never become technologically obsolete, so it will not become legacy itself.

3. The #1 development platform for your digital transformation

Thinkwise offers the only AI-powered model driven platform fit for creating large and complex enterprise software. It enables you to deliver solutions at least ten times faster than with traditional software development. Replace and prevent legacy software with applications that automatically stay modern. 


Eliminate legacy software, clean up your back-log in no time, and make your organization agile with software that seamlessly integrates with your business. And, easily adaptable - even after implementation and beyond. 


The #1 development platform for large, unique, and evolving requirements 


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