Product development

In most projects, products are also used, either to manage complex procedures or to automate recurring processes. If there are no optimal products yet or certain problems are still unsolved, good ideas have to be implemented as procedures or processes. Only few things are so individual that they are only needed by one customer. Usually things are used again and again by the next and the next but one customer. We have always faced this parallelism of project business and product development.

We always keep an eye on where a more generic development effort for IT tools is worthwhile because the tool can also be used in the follow-up project.

For example, our holistic application management tool has been used by a large number of major Notes customers and has become an important component in migration projects. With the holistic outlook bridge, we are creating an important bridge between an Outlook client and Notes applications that need to be kept running. With the holistic migration control center, we control a large part of the processes required for mail migration. With the holistic PowerShell launch center, we are launching a tool that, based on our project experience, closes a large gap in the administration process of a Microsoft infrastructure.


holistic powershell launch center

The modern answer to the question: “How do I implement this efficiently in IT administration” is increasingly: “With PowerShell”.

And because the use of PowerShell involves many hurdles and is often reserved for highly qualified administrators only, new approaches are needed.

” With holistic powershell launch center you can deploy personnel efficiently, manage systems quickly and flexibly and minimize risks in daily system management.”

Our product holistic powershell launch center (hplc) is the solution for daily modern system administration. hplc allows anyone to run PowerShell scripts in a controlled way without the need for PowerShell expertise.

More security, control & efficiency is not possible !


The bridge between IBM Notes and Microsoft Outlook during a transition and in coexistence

In situations where both HCL Notes and Microsoft Outlook are used simultaneously due to migrations, mergers or permanent coexistence, the holistic outlook bridge is an ideal solution.

The embedded email functionality in HCL Notes applications is lost when HCL Notes users migrate to Microsoft Outlook. The holistic outlook bridge resolves this problem and ensures that email functionality is maintained in direct use with Microsoft Outlook.

holistic outlook bridge provides the following functionality:

  • Check whether HCL Notes or Microsoft Outlook is used
  • Basic email functions of an HCL Notes application (like forwarding, reply, new mail) are executed when Outlook is running
  • Copied HCL Notes links (data base, view and document) are inserted in Microsoft Outlook email as hyperlinks
  • Enable a Microsoft Outlook folder to be opened in HCL Notes applications
  • Copy Microsoft Outlook emails to HCL Notes applications

All administrative migration processes under one roof

A mail migration from Notes/Domino to Outlook/Exchange goes through many phases.

Inventory ==> Analysis ==> Cleanup ==> AD object creation ==> Operational migration

The effort is extensive in parts, repeating itself again and again from project to project but also during a project. The holistic migration control center combines many of the tasks that arise during a mail migration project in one tool. It is the result of years of project experience in this business.

At the beginning of the project, an inventory of all Notes objects to be migrated must be created. In the analysis, extensive checks have to be made in the direction of Notes and in the direction of Active Directory to verify the migratability of the objects. These checks lead to more or less extensive cleanup measures in the Notes/Domino landscape and in the Active Directory. In preparation for migration, objects must be created in the Active Directory or suitably parameterized. This includes, for example, the creation of mailboxes (mailbox enablement) on the Exchange Server or under Exchange Online. In the operational migration, statuses in Notes and in Exchange must be controlled in order to achieve a clean switching of the mail functionality.

The technical background is a multitude of scripts that act in the direction of Notes/Domino (LotusScript agents) or in the direction of Active Directory/Exchange (PowerShell).

Extensive logging and a monitoring of the migration results complete the tool.

hmcc is flanked by the product holistic application management (ham). Content migration is usually carried out with the tool Quest Migrator Notes to Exchange.


Connecting worlds in the migration process

The Notes/Domino application holistic group synchronisation (hgs) is used to synchronise members of a Notes group and the associated AD mail distribution group.

The group migrations using the well-known migration tools leave many wishes open and do not offer solutions for special conditions. Also, in many cases, the situation arises that the necessary adjustments in the group management processes could not be carried out in a mail database migration.

holistic group synchronisation offers the following functionalities and features:

  • For the groups to be synchronized, configurations are stored in the application.
  • Test run within the scope of migration preparations. The result is a list of members not found in the Domino Directory, a list of missing AD groups and a list of AD accounts not found in the AD.
  • Groups that were split in Notes due to field size restrictions can be merged in AD.
  • The handling of SMTP addresses, which are usually external addresses, can be configured globally and per group.
  • Create groups in AD or delete groups that are no longer needed.
  • Synchronization is done on the Notes client or via periodic agents on a Domino server on a regular basis.
    Access to the AD via the LDAP protocol.
  • The leading system is exclusively Domino.

Administration over the complete company-wide application environment

holistic application management (ham) is the perfect tool for the following tasks:

  • Use this tool with our support for creating assessments to use as a foundation for a data migration.
  • Administrate and configure your entire company wide Domino / Notes application environment quickly, efficiently, cheaply, and transparently.
  • Automatically calculate your IT costs and link them with cost calculations .

holistic application management combines an application’s technical data, which is periodically and dynamically imported, with meta data, which is partially generated automatically and partially inputted manually. This information can be made available to many target groups in a company wide information portal.


Nested Groups and Access Rights were never so transparent

holistic access & group check feeds necessary data into memory and works based on the memory data. As a result, a log document per application is created for each user/group, in which the “effective access” and the definition base for this access in the ACL are shown.

holistic access check

Output tool for researching the access rights of groups, people and certifier across all applications.

holistic group check

Agent set for researching miscellaneous group problems in N & A, representation of complex groups, finding people without person documents, search for failures of the AdminP and much more.


Design Problems: The Hunt Continues - or does it?

holistic design scan is used for scanning, analyzing and evaluating large amounts of Notes applications in a continuous highly efficient process.

The tool can :

  • Locate critical features in the database design based on regular expressions
  • Represent correlations in the design of various applications
  • Define and quantify necessary design changes in applications before change processes occur.

It's best if the user doesn't notice anything

holistic desktop process covers a great deal of administrative tasks concerning the Notes client desktop during the course of updates, migrations, consolidations, and similar processes.

The holistic desktop process can be triggered in different ways and covers mailing modifications and the application environment.

In standard environments the modifications performed relate to the Notes.ini, DESKTOP. *, bookmark.nsf and the personal address book.

In projects, the product will be adapted or supplemented to customer-specific requirements.

Logging allows convenient monitoring of the migration process and provides installation details.


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holistic connections toolbox
  • Extend and optimize HCL Connections using tools by holistic-net.
    • Is your company using HCL Connections for collaboration, communication and information sharing?
    • Do you want to get the most out of the software, continuously improve your workflows and ensure the best possible knowledge transfer for your team (and project work)?
    • Are you constantly changing and adapting the platform to the needs of your employees and the development of your company?

    Using the products of holistic-net GmbH you can achieve all of the above. Optimize your use of HCL Connections now!


hc2e_100x100Export content from selected HCL Connections communities

holistic connections content export provides
functions for exporting content from HCL Connections Communities by using various, user defined selectors, e.g.:

  • all available communities
  • specific communities
  • communities a certain person
  • is member/owner of
  • communities with a specific tag

The content is exported as static HTML including images and attachments. Standard security measures are mantained as user credentials are used!
Use cases:

  • Creating archives of personal communities
  • Browse communities offline using a fast and clear navigation
  • Make communities available offline for internal uses
  • And much more

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hcfc_100x100Manage who and what you follow in HCL Connections!

The holistic connections following center offers a
comfortable overview of everything and everyone you
follow and can serve as an excellent navigational aide
for HCL Connections, as …

… different sorting options enable you to efficiently find content.
… old items can be removed quickly and simply from your following list.
… content can be opened directly in HCL Connections.

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