Microsoft Office 365 Migration

YOUR SAFE JOURNEY TO OFFICE 365

We will help you step into your new cloud environment and will support you at every stage of your cloud movement.

ScienceSoft offers comprehensive migration services to help organizations smoothly transit to Microsoft Office 365 from any software configuration, be it on-premises, cloud or hybrid. Relying on our SharePoint and Office 365 consulting practice, we guide our customers through the entire migration way and ensure that the migrated solution functions appropriately and meets collaboration expectations of all user groups.

Your migration will be a success with ScienceSoft:

Microsoft Gold Content and Collaboration Competency partner - ScienceSoft

  • Software development company since 1989.
  • Member of the Microsoft Partner Network since 2008.
  • Microsoft Gold Collaboration and Content Competency partner.
  • Provider of Office 365 consulting since the suite became generally available in 2011.
  • Team of Microsoft-certified SharePoint and Office 365 consultants, architects, developers and testers.

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Why migrate to Office 365?

Migrating to Office 365 is an important strategical step for companies that want to rebuild their infrastructure and change their approach to software management. Migration to Office 365 allows organizations to get a variety of advantages:

Optimized infrastructure

Optimized infrastructure. By switching to the cloud, organizations can get rid of heavy server-based architecture, as well as rethink the load of their IT departments, thus dedicating more time to such critical issues as user adoption.

Facilitated support and maintenance

Facilitated support and maintenance. With Office 365, companies can minimize the effort they spend on supporting their solutions, thus focusing on their business activities rather than on software issues.

Extended collaboration capabilities

Extended collaboration capabilities. Starting their cloud experience, companies can provide employees with numerous collaboration options, including shared team sites, group-based conversations, chats, video conferencing and more. That’s how different teams and departments can create their ideal collaboration medium.

Connected cloud environment

Connected cloud environment. For companies that use other cloud solutions, adopting Office 365 can be the right way to bind together different systems and to bring fully-fledged collaboration and content management to any cloud application employees work in.

Our Office 365 migration services

Different business goals and infrastructure specifics require different methods of Office 365 migration.  To meet particular needs of our customers, we have formed our migration service kit to help them before, during and after the migration.

Office 365 migration services - ScienceSoft

Pre-migration activities

We carry out a thorough analysis of your existing deployment to detect software inconsistencies and flaws and fix them before starting the migration process. We also evaluate the solution’s overall structure in order to eliminate unneeded components and analyze content and user lists to remove outdated items. This way, we clean your solution to prepare it for further migration.

Migration to Office 365

We offer organizations to choose among several migration models.

  • Cutover migration – we move all data, mailboxes and features located on-premises or in the cloud to Office 365 at one go. This migration method fits small deployments that don’t contain large bulks of content.
  • Staged migration – we split the migration process into several stages and migrate solutions and their contents in small batches. This is the right migration option for large deployments containing a variety of custom solutions, integrations, diversified content and features. 
  • Hybrid migration – we distribute the migrated data and services between an on-premises and a cloud deployment to ensure comfortable work in both environments. Hybrid migration suits companies that aren’t ready to move to the cloud completely due to compliance constraints or internal policies.
  • DirSync and Single Sign-On (SSO) – we migrate all the data to the cloud, while Active Directories remain on-premises. This migration approach allows companies to leverage all the benefits of the cloud collaboration while preserving the full control over Office 365 users.

Integration with other cloud solutions

Once we’ve migrated your solution to Office 365, we can also help you integrate your new Office 365 deployment with other cloud or on-premises applications. Integration allows the users of CRM, ERP, BI, project management and other systems to collaborate in a well-organized and secure way. Integration also lets companies centralize content management and have better control over cross-system business processes.

Post-migration training

We provide training for business users and IT specialists explaining how to manage and use the suite efficiently on various devices. In the training sessions for future Office 365 administrators, we show them how to ensure the solution’s security, stable performance and high user adoption.

Post-migration support

We are always ready to assist our customers in the post-migration period to ensure the viability of the migrated solution, extend its functionality, as well as provide support to IT specialists and end users. We will come up with a personalized support package adapted to your organization’s needs, your deployment complexity and number of active users to ensure you get the most out of the Office 365.

estimate your Office 365 effort

You are welcome to discover the approximate amount of effort required for migrating your solution to Office 365 using this Migration to Microsoft Office 365 calculator. Please note that the calculator includes a number of predefined migration conditions to model the average migration scenario. If your deployment peculiarities don’t correspond to the ones set in the calculator or you need to get the exact estimation of your migration project, please contact our Office 365 consultants.

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OFFICE 365 MIGRATION CHALLENGES WE SOLVE

Stalled migration

Stalled migration. It happens that a company starts a cloud migration without preliminary assessing the state of their existing deployment, overestimates the capabilities of their internal IT specialists or underestimates the complexity of the migration process. These are just a few possible gaps that can lead to a stalled Office 365 migration project. If you are trapped by migration challenges and you got stuck halfway, don’t hesitate to turn to ScienceSoft to complete your migration quickly and successfully.

Disrupted on-premises and cloud environments

Disrupted on-premises and cloud environments. Hybrid migrations require excellent knowledge of both on-premises and cloud deployments and particular attention to each migration detail. Hybrid migration mistakes can lead to authentication issues, synchronization difficulties and cumbersome performance of both environments. We will help you avoid any of these pitfalls and ensure users’ trouble-free work in a migrated hybrid solution.

Failed migration of custom solutions

Failed migration of custom solutions. Moving custom on-premises solutions can become a stumbling block of your cloud migration project. In the majority of cases, migrating custom solutions requires additional development effort to tune, reset or develop the existing customizations from scratch to align them with the requirements of the cloud environment. ScienceSoft developers can handle these tasks easily.

Security and compliance issues

Security and compliance issues. For many companies, migration to Office 365 is related to a number of security and compliance concerns. Choosing ScienceSoft as a migration partner, organizations can be sure that their cloud and hybrid solutions will be set in accordance with Microsoft best practices and will be fully compliant with industry standards (ISO 27001, EUMC, HIPAA BAA, FISMA, etc.) and corporate policies.

Office 365 user adoption

Office 365 user adoption. Poor user adoption can ruin your migration project even if migration itself was successful. To avoid rejection of a new solution and its poor usage, our Office 365 consultants carry out training sessions for different groups of users and provide hands-on recommendations on how to use Office 365 for collaboration, project management, content management and other daily processes.

Are you ready to set off for office 365?

Whether you are ready to move to Office 365 or just plan the migration, get in touch with our Office 365 consulting team. We will help you choose the migration option that suits your business needs and budget best.

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