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 when addressing enterprise migration projects, with the added convenience of professionally implemented solutions and a suite of helper tools to automate common enterprise migration patterns. These services and tools further simplify and streamline migration projects by addressing source- and target-specific capabilities and generating, executing, and monitoring ecKnowledge tasks.
CASAHL’s tools and services have been refined over the course of many years of in-market experience, and reflect best practices that have been successfully leveraged by thousands of organizations worldwide. By applying the insights gained during those successful migration projects and incorporating them into a highly-automated approach, CASAHL’s DART platform and helper tools dramatically reduce migration costs and project durations, especially compared to less automated migration alternatives.
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 Office 365 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. CASAHL customers also have the option of licensing and deploying the DART product suite on their own, for complex migration projects that involve extensive ongoing integration requirements, or to facilitate comprehensive and continuous monitoring of content/collaboration deployments. CASAHL offers training and support resources for enterprise customers preferring self-managed deployments.
The four primary services offered by CASAHL and its strategic systems integrator partners are:
Pre-Migration Assessment: legacy enterprise deployments are typically spread across multiple products and/or cloud services, and represent years (sometimes decades) of custom development. The Pre-Migration Assessment service is a quick, secure, and inexpensive means of creating a comprehensive inventory of deployed applications and content. It 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 in SharePoint Online 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): the profiled inventory created by the Pre-Migration Assessment service is the starting point the FFM service uses to prioritize and immediately migrate a set of low- to medium-complexity collaborative applications and content resources with complete cost predictability. The FFM service makes it possible for enterprises to build momentum for migrations by rapidly modernizing the resources users need to take advantage of a new deployment.
Application Recomposition: the Application Recomposition service complements the FFM service 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 builds on CASAHL’s decades of experience with enterprise collaboration/content systems 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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