I told them that I thought they should switch away from Notes. I offered to help them make a shopping list of what they would need to purchase to match their current capabilities.
Half way through helping them with the shopping list, someone said, "But our [Lotus Notes system] already does all of that."
Interruption: "Eric, can you move the XYZ demo database to our server so that we can evaluate it?"
I did a FILE, DATABASE, NEW COPY ... I casually mentioned that the application would be deployed in 5 minutes, as soon as replication had completed.
"That fast?" Yup. You're application is now deployed, thanks to replication. No complex admin or deployment steps.
They decided to stay with Notes and learn more about what they are not currently doing with Notes.
Sometimes we take for granted the simple things that Lotus Notes does so well that we forget why Notes is a powerful platform for getting things done.