Enterprises that want the advantages of the DART suite can have them without the hassle of leasing and learning a product. CASAHL offers a set of tools and services that build directly out of our DART product suite, offering all the same benefits with the added convenience of professionally implemented solutions and a suite of helper tools to automate common enterprise migration patterns. If your enterprise needs to understand legacy content, build practical migration plans, and migrate content to a new platform without unduly disrupting users, all on a predictable budget, CASAHL’s Services suite has what you need.
CASAHL’s Services suite applies insights and techniques from our DART Suite to dramatically reduce migration costs and project durations by identifying unused and archivable content, unused software licenses that can be retired, and simple content that our transition engine can migrate quickly and automatically. These insights also allow us to build practical, customized migration plans that take user activity patterns and the logistics of migrating more complex content and applications into account.
The most common customer engagement pattern is for CASAHL’s team of domain experts, partnering with Microsoft Consulting Services or other systems integrators, to directly handle the end-to-end migration project. Even migration projects involving huge collections of content and application resources spread across multiple systems (often a mix of Notes/Domino, traditional SharePoint, and Google Apps) can be addressed this way, providing a comprehensive migration-as-a-service solution.
The four primary services offered by CASAHL and its strategic systems integrator partners are:
Pre-Migration Assessment: quickly, securely, and inexpensively inventory your enterprise’s deployed applications and content, even if your legacy enterprise deployments are spread across multiple products and/or cloud services, and represent years (or decades) of custom development. Our Pre-Migration Assessment service produces detailed reports summarizing the complexity and scale of resources to be migrated, along with a list of potential app-level obstacles to migration, whether it is run as a precursor to transition projects or as part of an ongoing systems assessment.
Rationalization: migration plans are best made when enterprises collaboratively develop, refine, and manage transition plans in a fully-functional collaboration workspace. An Office-365-based workspace – a DART Dashboard – is created for each migration project and populated with the results of the enterprise’s Pre-Migration Assessment so enterprises can use input from the entire user base to refine detailed plans for the upcoming transition.
Fixed-Fee Migration (FFM): FFM uses the comprehensive inventory created by Pre-Migration Assessment as the starting point to prioritize and immediately migrate a set of low- to medium-complexity content resources and collaborative applications. By automating the migration of this simple content, FFM makes it possible for enterprises to build momentum for migrations by rapidly making the resources users need available in the new deployment while maintaining complete cost predictability.
Application Recomposition: Application Recomposition complements FFM by addressing more complex application/content migration requirements, typically multi-step workflow processes that have been built as complex and custom Notes/Domino or on-premises SharePoint applications. This service enables enterprises to efficiently replace complex legacy applications with new solutions that fully leverage the collaboration and content capabilities in modern collaboration/content platforms and cloud services.
Content and App Migration Quick Start is another option for enterprises that want to explore next steps after a Pre-Migration Assessment but, for any reason, aren’t ready to begin a Fixed-Fee Migration. Quick Start provides a low-risk and cost-effective way to experience your legacy content and apps optimized for Office 365.
In a typical enterprise customer engagement, a Pre-Migration Assessment is run once, FFM is used for a dozen or more high-priority app/content migrations, and Application Recomposition is used to handle a small number of mission-critical workflow applications. Both FFM and Application Recomposition can then be applied repeatedly, on the customer’s schedule, until all legacy collaborative applications and content workspaces have been retired. For enterprises eager to jumpstart their cloud migration projects, the Pre-Migration Assessment and initial FFM steps can be completed in a matter of days.
Once migration is completed, the Pre-Migration Assessment service can be periodically used to monitor new deployments, in order to ensure future application modifications do not introduce potential design problems or devolve into decentralized, disorganized content. With this ongoing-assessment approach, organizations can be confident that their applications won’t inadvertently be constrained by any design decisions that could turn them into obstacles to future transitions.
CASAHL’s tool and service offerings also include (directly and/or in partnership with CASAHL’s global system integrator partners) a series of training and support programs, such as:
Custom consulting for migration engagements
Training workshops providing in-depth expertise with CASAHL products and solution
Technical support for CASAHL products and for migrations
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