This page lists some of the most common inquiries you might have about the product from installation to actual use in your business activities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Currently, the option provided is to add the email's sender to Contacts or Leads.
Add Sender to Contact - the Account must already be in the CRM. The new contact can be added but the account must need to be selected first. Account cannot be created directly from LNC.
Add Sender to Leads - the new Account name can be entered on the Account field on the form that is open via the connector.
Yes, the connector can be deployed for a large number of users at the same time. A step-by-step guide is below:
1. Make a copy of your company's Mail Template and give it a different name (such as CRMMail9.ntf). Place the new template in the root directory.
OR, you can use the CL Copy command on the Domino server to copy the database. For example CL copy <server>!!mail9.ntf <server>!!CRMMail9.ntf
2. Install the Lotus Notes Connector into the new CRM Mail Template (CRMMail.ntf)
For details, refer to Installing the LNC Plugin. Note: Select the CRMMail9.ntf as the Mail Database.
3. Deploy Admin DB (optional but recommended) - skip this step if the Admin DB is already installed.
Follow the instructions on How to Install the Admin DB to deploy the admin database called IENConnectorAdmin.nsf supplied by iEnterprises.
4. Deploy for a few users and test.
Using the Load Convert Utility on the Domino console replace the design of a single user’s mail template with CRMMail.ntf. For example load convert mail\<user.nsf> * CRMmail9.ntf
For details, refer here Using Mail Covert Utility.
5. Open the mail file for the single test user and activate the Lotus Notes Connector as described here. Verify it is connecting to the CRM and mail is functioning properly.
For details click on How to Activate LNC.
6. Deploy for Additional Pilot users. (Optional).
Once you have verified it is working for a single user deploy for additional users Using the Load Convert Utility on the Domino console. For example load convert mail\<user.nsf> * CRMmail9.ntf .
For details, refer here Using Mail Covert Utility.
Verify it is functioning properly for all pilot users.
7. Deploy for all CRM Users
Once you have verified it is working for pilot users, deploy for all additional CRM users using the Load Convert Utility on the Domino console. For example load convert mail\<user*> * CRMmail9.ntf
OR, You may want to use a text file containing the names of the mail files of all the CRM users so you can easily replace the design of only the CRM users by using “-f file name” option as described in the IBM documentation here - https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSKTMJ_9.0.1/admin/upgr_upgradingmailfileswiththemailconversionutility_t.html
The customer is trying to see which edition will be a good fit with their company's needs. Here is a comparison chart.
By default checkmark is inside the mail message.
However, this is something that your company can change by modifying the design of the inbox. iEnterprises can also help with this requirement.
There is typically no performance impact on the server.
There are a few agents that needed to be installed but this something that can be user initiated. Customer can install the product on their Domino server and then push it out to all the users with a single command.
All versions of Notes since v5 up to and including v9 are supported.
The installer on the website (Notes-Connector-Installer-2016-08-20) can be used. No need for a license upgrade.
The installer should work fine with any version of Notes.
Our development team reiterated that TLS1.0 is not used anywhere in LNC. However, it was decided that an investigation will be done to identify potential issues.
We are aware of the July22 date for Salesforce deadline.
The Lotus Notes Connector works on mobile/web but it has less functionality.
The calendar sync, task sync and contacts sync all work. So all of your calendar items, tasks and and contacts are synchronized from the CRM and available.. In addition there is the ability to link all emails or select specific emails to send to the CRM. Although it is not as robust as the desktop solution there is quite a bit of functionality.
It also works in the Notes Client on a Mac.
Uninstalling the plugin will not remove the user from the licens list
Please send an email to email@example.com so the inactive users can be deleted from the license server.
Contact sync is a manual process, mainly because contacts are saved in the client side address book.
No. Contact record will not be deleted.
You need to enter your Salesforce user name, password and security token to get connected to Salesforce. You have to set this on Activation settings.
Salesforce.com security settings require you to use the security token along with your password to login from 3rd party applications using web service APIs.
Here is some information on how to get it :
We’re looking for integration between Microsoft CRM online and IBM SmartCloud Notes.
To deploy the connector in mass to your users, you are supposed to install the plugin on your domino template (You can create a copy of the template and install in that copy). Nothing else to install.
However, there is an optional "central admin" database that can be dropped on the domino server, that allows you to have a central control of the connector users (this database comes with enterprise version).
Emails will be added to CRM linked to the selected CRM record. But, nothing will happen to the original email record in Notes.
We don't provide a feature that automatically link emails in a thread that is previously linked to CRM. We do provide a feature that provide automatic linking of all incoming emails if the sender of that email exists in CRM.
LNC is using the CRM web service APIs. So, all security settings will work fine.
We don't have support for IBM Verse at this time. However, we will have it in our development plan and will notify our customers of any updates.
The connector should work fine with non-english mail file/templates.
There really is no set limit. You can use up to your license count. We do however suggest that for ease of deployment to a considerable number of users, do a rollout via template.