CASAHL’s DART lifecycle was originally created to work with Lotus Notes, and we’ve kept up our expertise when working with this system. Our Lotus Notes Product Suite guides organizations through the process of upgrading to new collaboration/content platforms without losing any of the fidelity of their original content. We’ve even developed a comprehensive solution for Notes and Domino application migration that can assess and deconstruct legacy Notes applications, then reconstruct them in newer content systems. The DART suite supports the four phases of any migration or transition project, from pre-migration planning to post-migration follow up.

  • Discovery: all good migration projects start with an inventory of an enterprise’s existing content, applications, and collaboration platforms, and legacy Lotus Notes deployments need this more than most. We created Crawler for Notes to securely and efficiently collect the raw data on your current IT footprint, no matter how extensive it is or how long it’s been since some of that content was used.
  • Analysis: once Crawler has collected the raw data, we turn it over to the second product, which focuses on analyzing. We created Analyzer for Notes to turn Crawler’s raw data into a detailed report of your current Notes deployment, including usage patterns, content characteristics, and an overview of legacy Notes applications, so your enterprise has the information they’ll need for the next step, Rationalization. Learn more about our Analysis process here.
  • Rationalization: the third phase of this lifecycle focuses on planning, and enabling transition planners to produce a detailed and prioritized migration project plan. We created the original DART for Lotus Notes product, which brings together all the inputs from the Discovery and Analysis phases, to help enterprises make the best decisions for their business and their users. This in-house solution lets us offer enterprises a space to compare all their options, including input from users on which Notes content and applications they do or don’t use, so our transition managers can build migration plans that take everyone’s needs into account. Learn more about our Rationalization product here.
  • Transition: the fourth phase of the DART lifecycle implements the migration project plan created during rationalization. To do this we created ecKnowledge, a uniquely powerful and high-performance transition engine that can migrate both simple content and complex Notes applications. In addition to carrying out Notes migrations, ecKnowledge can also integrate collaboration/content systems with other enterprise resources, including database management systems and enterprise applications, so your enterprise can tackle all your migration tasks with a single product. Learn more about our migration engine here.

Enterprises that need help migrating their Notes content and applications can also engage CASAHL to do it for them. Our Fixed-Fee Migration service uses automated techniques to migrate simple content quickly, efficiently, and for a fraction of the cost of manual migration, while enterprises can use our Application Recomposition service to have complex custom Notes apps migrated to, or recreated in, more modern systems.

The Lotus Notes Product Suite follows the same iterative and ongoing lifecycle as the DART suite used on more modern content/collaboration systems, and as such is compatible with the DART suite’s full source and target list, including legacy SharePoint, Notes/Domino, Google Drive, Google Sites, Atlassian Confluence, Exchange Public Folders, file systems, CMIS-enabled enterprise content management (ECM) platforms, and Office 365.

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, or have specific questions about Notes application migration; if your enterprise doesn’t want to carry out its own migration, read on to learn how we can do it for you.