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Map Out Your IBM Notes Application Landscape.

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Scans your Domino servers to reveal who is using which apps

Adviser’s comprehensive, detailed analysis provides you with a complete list of your applications, users and groups. It reveals the true business usage of your applications and ranks them by complexity.

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Super easy to use web interface

Adviser is controlled through a simple web application and is hosted on a Domino server. The user interface is interactive and intuitive, and most of the data is presented in graphical form.

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Create custom reports and spreadsheets

Adviser’s Catalog, Usage, Complexity, and Guidance Modules can export data to comma-separated value (CSV) files for reporting and analysis. Examples of reports available for export include all databases with complexity totals, all users with usage totals, and all log entries.

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Helps figure out what to do with your Domino servers and Notes applications

Uncertainty about what to do with Notes applications is common. Adviser's Guidance module makes a recommendation as to whether each application should be maintained or rewritten, archived, retired, or replaced.

 

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Where do we go from here?

Before you can make decisions about what to do next with your IBM Notes apps, you need to gather a lot of information about your environment. Trying to understand how many apps you have, how complex they are, which are being used and by whom, and their business value is a complex and intensely time-consuming job.

Adviser scans your Domino servers and database designs, aggregates the data, and provides you with your unique roadmap to what’s next for your Notes apps. Adviser contains four modules: Catalog, Usage, Complexity, and Guidance.

Catalog

Adviser's Catalog Module reads information from your Domino servers and provides a core list of databases, templates, users, and groups. You can use the Catalog to browse your databases by name, server, template, or how recently they’ve been modified, or to browse your users by name, tag, or group membership.

In addition to information pulled from the server, this module also allows you to set a Business Value for each database, tracking its importance to your organization.

You can also configure filters to exclude certain databases from the other Adviser modules. Adviser’s tagging feature lets you create tags and attach them to users or databases. You can then filter by tag in your reports.

Usage

Adviser's Usage module imports usage information from your Domino servers and displays detailed usage statistics for both users and databases. For a database, you can see how many times it was accessed and by whom, along with historical trends showing whether the usage is increasing or decreasing. For a user, you can see which databases and servers they have accessed. More in-depth features include the ability to identify inactive users and the power to filter by user.

Additionally, Adviser’s Effective Access reporting displays a complete list of each database's users as well as each user's access rights to databases.

Complexity

Adviser's Complexity module scans the complete designs of the databases on your servers and generates a complexity score, which measures the approximate difficulty of rewriting, archiving, retiring, or replacing your applications. The score is based on a number of factors including the size of the design and the numbers of different types of design elements, along with counts of specific Domino features that are hard to migrate.

You can also specify keywords whose presence suggest that migration may be difficult. These include, for example, references to other proprietary internal systems or external code in DLLs.

Guidance

Adviser's Guidance module brings together information from all the other modules to make a recommendation on a forward path for each database. Its recommendation is based on a combination of the application usage, the design complexity, and the Business Value of each database. You may also override the recommendation in cases where you already have a plan for a given database. The Guidance module’s recommendation will be one of four options: retain, archive, retire, or generic.

Armed with this information, you can confidently begin rewriting, archiving, retiring, or replacing your applications.

Demo Video

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Delve Deeper

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“Catalog Scan and Usage Auditor have been extremely useful in finding all the applications (databases) in our environment, along with tracking vital usage information on each application. This information can then be consolidated from each server and extracted to create a usage metric, thus allowing us to make informed decisions in regards to what applications stay and which ones should be removed.”
— George Bartha, Unifrax
“In order to make decisions about the future of its Domino environment, one customer contracted us for an audit of their Notes applications landscape. Thanks to Teamstudio Adviser, not only were we able to complete a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of databases in record time, its built-in reports and graphics made presenting our findings to client representatives with no Notes/Domino background an easy task.”
— Mustafa Sel, Inter-Ibex Consulting S.A.
“If we took feedback from end users and set the Business Value properly, Adviser provided a perfect strategy for our Domino assets. I can’t imagine we could achieve this without Adviser. Moreover, the information Adviser provides is updated on a daily basis to prevent us from seeing outdated information.”
— Kazuo Tamura, GEOMATEC

Case Study

Read how thin film coating manufacturer Geomatic uses Adviser to steer their web enablement strategy for their IBM Notes applications.

 

Data Sheet

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