Lotus Delivers R5, Domino and Designer

Lotus Development released R5 of the Lotus Notes client, Lotus Domino servers and Lotus Domino Designer. Since the first beta posting of the Release 5 products in September1998, more than 275,000 copies have been downloaded; and more than 100 Business Partners have developed applications for Notes R5 and Domino R5.

Lotus Notes R5, Lotus Domino R5 and Lotus Domino Designer R5 let users create and deploy solutions in areas such as customer relationship management, supply-chain management and knowledge management. Collectively, the Release 5 products provide the foundation for extranets to link customers and suppliers in a secure Web environment. Application developers are deploying Release 5 products for collaborative, Internet-based, customer self-service solutions. Lotus parent IBM plans to deploy more than 330,000 seats throughout its worldwide operations during 1999.