The CASAHL DART Product Suite guides organizations through the process of upgrading to new collaboration/content platforms. It has evolved into a comprehensive solution, from pre-migration planning to post-migration follow up, over the course of thousands of enterprise collaboration/content transitions CASAHL has carried out. The DART suite supports the four phases of any migration or transition project.

DART product suite stages

  • Discovery: All good migration projects start with discovery, the collection of an inventory of current collaboration platforms and services. To automate this process we created Crawler, which securely and efficiently collects raw data on your current IT footprint. Learn more about our Discovery product here.

  • Analysis: The second phase focuses on analyzing the raw data from Crawler. We created Analyzer to turn raw data into a detailed report of your current deployment, including usage patterns and content characteristics, to give enterprises the information they need for the next step, Rationalization. Learn more about our Analysis process here.

  • Rationalization: The third phase focuses on planning, enabling transition planners so they can produce a detailed and prioritized migration project plan. We created the CASAHL Lifecycle Manager, which brings together all the inputs from the Discovery and Analysis phases with input from users so transition managers can make the right decisions for the business. Learn more about our Rationalization product here.

  • Transition: The fourth phase implements the migration project plan created during rationalization. To do this we created ecKnowledge, a uniquely powerful and high-performance transition platform. In addition to carrying out migrations, ecKnowledge can also integrate collaboration/content systems with other enterprise resources, including database management systems and enterprise applications. Learn more about our Transition product here.

This four-phase product suite is typically iterative and ongoing throughout the entire DART process; since the DART suite is a single system that works with many source and target systems, including legacy SharePoint, Notes/Domino, Google Drive, Google Sites, Exchange Public Folders, file systems, CMIS-enabled enterprise content management (ECM) platforms, and Office 365, it’s possible to run multiple instances of Crawler and Analyzer on as many legacy systems and as many times as necessary. Repeated deployment of Crawler and Analyzer is also an important step post-migration to ensure that your enterprise’s new deployment stays as orderly and efficient as it was when it was implemented.

The DART suite is periodically updated to address new types and versions of collaboration/content products and services as they are introduced, so check back soon to make sure all your legacy sources are covered, no matter how obscure. In the meantime, feel free to contact us if you’d like to learn more; if your enterprise doesn’t want to carry out its own migration, read on to learn how we can do it for you.