Using Office 365 gives your business an edge in meeting the needs of today’s workforce. The great news is that it makes a seamless transition easy with powerful capabilities and features.
Top 3 steps for a successful migration:
1. Specify your needs and priorities
When it comes to migrating to your business, there are a few steps you need to take. The first is determining what exactly it is that you want to put in the cloud. This involves asking yourself what your priorities are and what you would like to store there. For example: Do you want just to email, or do you want all of your documents, and file shares?
Make sure you know what you need and what your requirements are, this will determine whether you have a simple or difficult migration. Also, when you migrate from G suite to Office 365, You will need to take into account if your business is reliant on specific programs. Not everyone in your organization has the same requirements to perform their job: some are workers that only check email on their mobile devices, and others use Microsoft Office products on their desktops.
2. Choose the right Microsoft Partner
You will have to carefully plan the migration process – this is an optional step, but we recommend it. If you have a technical team, you could do this by yourself.
A Microsoft Partner will help you find answers to your questions, plan a migration and purchasing process that is right for your business needs, perform the migration outside of business hours to avoid delays or interruptions, and offer post-migration support. Also, a correct and experienced Microsoft partner will help you to set up your Hosted VDI which increases the accessibility of your data files from anywhere.
Since you run a company of a similar size, you will want to find a partner who has experience moving companies of that size and scope. Ideally, you’ll find a partner who can also help you with the needs of larger companies.
3. Plan Your Migration
Picking a license is easy, but you do need to plan your migration after that. Planning your migration, whether you work with a partner or do it yourself, is one of the most important steps–if not the most important step. Without having planned what to migrate, you are more likely to have missed something very important.
The first step in creating a successful migration plan is to make sure your data is set up how you want it to be. Contacts, emails, and services are typically set up differently on new platforms. Streamlining your data can reduce migration time for the technical process of importing or exporting data.
Make sure you review and delete any unnecessary data before your migration. Map out your new workflows, process changes, and compliance settings that will be used with Office 365.
Migrating your data to SharePoint or OneDrive for Business can be a challenge. It’s really important to start by planning the process and figuring out what data you need, where it should go, and which changes should be made.
When undertaking a migration project, it can be difficult to have deep knowledge or the right experts to do the job. It’s always better to rely on one of the service providers that knows what they’re doing professionally. Apps4Rent specializes in migration and hosting services like QuickBooks Cloud which is why they are trusted by most small businesses worldwide.