The CASAHL Analyzer tool is used for deployment analysis, transforming data into focused reports

The CASAHL Analyzer’s ultimate goal is to help enterprise migration planners figure out which content to migrate to their modernized Office 365 or other content system, and which sets of data should take priority during the migration. To that end Analyzer evaluates the data collected by Crawler and uses it to create detailed reports that include profiles of existing content, deployments, and usage patterns. These reports can be used for IT planning and investment discussions, and equip CASAHL’s transition planners to make realistic estimates about the efforts and resources needed for a successful migration. The reports also help transition planners focus on the most popular collaborative applications and identify resources that can be archived or deleted.

How it works:

The Analyzer uses time-tested algorithms to analyze the following inputs:

  • Composition: this input is a composite of source-system-dependent measurements (like the number of forms, views, and custom components like Web parts, for SharePoint deployments, and LotusScript code modules in Notes/Domino deployments) used to determine how complicated a given application or site is, and therefore how difficult it will be to migrate

  • Collaboration: this input is measured by analyzing the number of users and contributors who have used or contributed to an application or site

  • Volume: this input is measured as the total number of documents in a given application or site

A screenshot of an Analyzer report

The pivot chart provided in this sample report lets enterprises review graphs and information about the status, content, and size of analyzed drives and their files in one convenient location.

Key Features:

Analyzer’s reports make it easy for CASAHL’s transition planners to identify straightforward and high-value migration opportunities. The same reports make it easy to identify low-value resources, such as applications and sites that have low (or no) collaboration and high complexity, and offer guidance on the best ways to handle those resources. The reports themselves are delivered to the client enterprise in a combination of PowerPoint presentations and Excel workbooks to make further analysis of deployment details simple and keep the information readily accessible for non-IT personnel.

Business Impact:

Understanding the content in legacy systems is a key step for any migration; using that understanding to identify low-value and archive-ready content that doesn’t need to be migrated can dramatically increase the efficiency of a migration. We’ve found that organizations using the CASAHL Analyzer often reduce the total scope of their transition projects by up to 90% by identifying redundant and otherwise unproductive collaborative applications. Download the datasheet to learn more, or contact us for more information.

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