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Business Change Isn’t Always Easy

Providing an expanding array of enterprise-grade features and functionality, Office 365 makes it easy for organizations of any size to create and share information. While some companies have already made successful transitions to cloud-based software like Office 365, many remain anxious about the migration process itself. With this in mind, Prophet Business Group has specifically tailored our approach to be accommodating of the most common migration roadblocks.

Office 365 Migration

Overcoming Roadblocks to a Successful Office 365 Migration.

CONCERN: MITIGATION:
Unfamiliar Security; If we can’t see it, how do we know it’s protected?

Involve stakeholders as early as possible. Clarify your business security requirements with Prophet Business Group.

Office 365 information is hosted within Microsoft’s global datacenter footprint. Data residency for information at-rest can be set to Canada-only.

Our Active Directory is disordered; some users are archived and disabled, security groups are not well defined.

Work with Prophet Business Group to inspect your Active Directory structure before making the switch to Office 365.

We can examine and recommend synchronization solutions that will make future user administration a breeze.

Network Quality; we have a slow or poor internet connection. The Office 365 migration tools utilized by Prophet Business Group can be scheduled to run on your organizations ‘off-hours’; when nobody is at the office or using your network bandwidth.
User Adoption; how do we get users to learn new tools?

Communication is key! While users usually are comfortable with Microsoft Office applications, Office 365 presents an entire suite of new tools. Users will need guidance from appropriate stakeholders.

Prophet Business Group can work with your team to plan user adoption strategies, training resources, and onboard your users at the right pace.

We have business processes and templates just the way we want them; things have worked this way for years.

We do our best to respect all existing business processes and user preferences during Office 365 migration. However, with a new set of tools comes the great opportunity to improve and digitally transform your business.

Working with the Cloud team at Prophet Business Group is the best step forward. Our team of productivity professionals are here to help recommend areas for improved Office 365 utilization, saving your team time and money.

Hands On, Tailored Approach – That’s How We Do It

No two migrations are the same! Whether your migration includes 5 mailboxes or 50, we treat each opportunity to migrate customers to the Cloud with diligence and transparency. A typical Office 365 Migration Project with Prophet Business Group is broken-down into the following stages:

  • Assessment & Discovery – Every business’s communication landscape is different. We take the time to assess how your team communicates using existing email tools.
  • Planning – Based on the results of our assessment and discovery, Prophet Business Group will provide a step-by-step, actionable plan for your Office 365 migration. Partner and Client responsibilities will be noted at each phase.
  • Migration – Our technicians will begin moving your mail and data into Office 365 from existing services. We take the utmost care in maintaining data security and fidelity during this process.
  • Testing – We work together with your team to ensure everything is in its place in your new Cloud systems. Access to a variety of Office 365 tools will be validated together.
  • Go Live! – Your team will have access to new cloud-based email, collaboration, and productivity tools. We are here to assist with any final questions and concerns as you become familiar with Office 365.

Ready to Get Started?

Click here to contact a Cloud Specialist to setup an Office 365 Trial or discuss your migration requirements.