Seattle – November 18, 2014 – SkyKick (www.skykick.com), the easiest way to Office 365, announced today that it has launched its Data-Only migration application to help IT consultants, systems integrators, managed service providers and VARs move their customers’ email, calendar, contact and Public Folder data to Office 365. With this release SkyKick has unbundled its Migration Suite technology to create a standalone Data-Only application to enable partners with a powerful, easy, and low-cost solution for the data migration phase of an Office 365 deployment project.
“We’re excited to offer a data only migration option for partners,” said Trent Schwartz, SkyKick’s Director of Migrations. “Our partners told us about 10 percent of customers needed SkyKick’s world-class data migration capabilities, without all the project automation features our Migration Suites provide. So we built the Data-Only product to enable our partners with SkyKick’s data migration technology, as well as deliver some innovative new features to reduce risk and save them time and effort.“
“Our company has standardized on SkyKick’s Migration Suites. They are incredibly powerful and deliver the most value for our business,” said Chris Oakman, VP / Chief Infrastructure Officer, Eastridge—a U.S.-based IT solution provider. “But occasionally, we do find customers who only need their data moved, and so we’re excited to also have SkyKick’s Data-Only application to make that work fast, easy and highly accurate.”
Enterprise and SMB Office 365 deployment projects take partners anywhere from 40 to 300 hours or more to sell, plan, provision, migrate data, configure the desktop and manage. The data migration phase represents about 20 percent of project effort for partners. SkyKick’s new Data-Only application reduces the effort during that data migration phase by giving partners a powerful web-based application that offers one of the easiest and highest quality data migration experiences on the market.
The Data-Only application has innovative features like Server Sync, which provides full-fidelity migration technology that synchronizes all the email, calendar, contact and Public Folder data throughout the migration process. Server Sync is designed to reduce migration risk, while ensuring a very high data quality email experience for customers. It also automates much of the management and QA of the data migration process, which reduces partner effort. The Data-Only application also offers a powerful and easy to use web-based Data-Only Planner that includes automated server discovery, automated mailbox discovery and an automated mailbox Auto-Match feature which makes the setup and management of a data migration fast and easy.
SkyKick’s Data-Only application is available to all SkyKick partners for $12 per mailbox, with discounts available through Ingram Micro and SYNNEX. For more details, go to www.skykick.com/products/data-only-migrations.
SkyKick makes it fast, safe and easy for IT solution providers to move businesses to Office 365. The company’s award-winning SMB and Enterprise Migration Suites help partners manage migration projects including the sales, planning, migration, management and on-site phases of their customer’s move to Office 365. SkyKick is a Microsoft Partner of the Year and is headquartered in Seattle. For more information visit www.skykick.com.