SkyKick is an integrated application suite consisting of three products that work together to help you plan, move, and set up your customer's migration.
It's time consuming and costly to gather the information required to easily complete an SOW and develop the migration plan. SkyKick's Web Planner is a fast, easy-to-use sales assessment, planning, and configuration application designed to help streamline the process for you and your customers.
The first step in the planning process is to analyze your customer's email environment. Starting simply with an e-mail address and password, the Web Planner determines the email server protocol and settings, and assesses system accessibility.
Goodbye Spreadsheets! The application automatically analyzes the source system's email architecture, normalizes it, and then displays the results. View and edit mailboxes, distribution groups, aliases, and shared mailbox with minimal effort.
Easily handle complex email scenarios with no programming required! Do advanced migration operations like cross-mailbox data migrations, and advanced email routing in just a few simple clicks.
Assign the right licenses to each user with one click, easily model out pricing quote for your customer, and get help along the way. No Office 365 expertise or sign-in required.
After the plan has been submitted, SkyKick's Migration Sync technology orchestrates the entire migration project, keeping all the critical pieces in sync. It even automatically adjusts if you or the customer want to change the date.
The application first syncs all your data to virtually eliminate data migration risk. Combined with DNS Sync, we've decoupled the data move from the DNS changes so we can start migrating the moment you've finalized your client's plan. We do all the provisioning for you, ensuring a safe and efficient transition -- from project planning to migration completion.
SkyKick syncs the data before, during, and after the cutover date. This virtually eliminates data migration risk and provides one of the fastest, most flexible, and easiest migration solutions on the market.
DNS Sync manages the Office 365 domain redelegation process, accelerates the DNS propagation across the Internet, and is optimized to ensure zero downtime. If required, you can perform the DNS changes manually at the system-selected times within the DNS settings page.
Migration Sync provisions the Office 365 account and assigns licenses to users according to the migration plan created in the Web Planner. It even assigns POR and Delegated Admin access.
And last, but not least, the SkyKick Outlook AssistantBeta addresses many of the last-mile challenges that make or break the overall migration experience. SKOA is a lightweight client app that works in conjunction with Migration Sync to finalize the migration. It automatically sets up Outlook and retains Outlook extras like Address Autocomplete and Email Signatures. It also performs local PST migrations, and ensures timely transfer of all the company's email data.
The SkyKick Assistant automatically sets up the new Outlook profile to work with Office 365. It's basically hands free for end users.
For the end users, setting up their Outlook means more than just connecting to Office 365. They rely on their personalized settings in Outlook to help them work more efficiently. SKOA retains things like signature blocks, Address Autocomplete (NK2), and PST data stores. End users are happier and spend less time re-customizing Outlook and more time being productive.
SKOA is the easiest and most cost-effective way to do a local POP3/IMAP migration. The Assistant automatically communicates with Migration Sync to ensure that non-duplicated PST data is migrated seamlessly over.
SKOA helps alleviate network bandwidth limitations in three ways. First, setup+sync is automatically started overnight when more bandwidth is available. Second, we measure network bandwidth and provide advanced settings to limit local data migration by size or date. Finally, users can also migrate from home, reducing centralized demand on business networks.
Whether you're migrating a 5 person company, or a 200 seat account, SkyKick gives you the flexibility and control to successfully migrate your customer with ease. The SkyKick application dynamically manages all aspect of the project to ensures the customer is always in the loop and the entire project stays on track. Here's a timeline and process overview for a typical SkyKick migration project.
Skykick can move data from virtually any on-premise or hosted POP3/IMAP/Exchange email system. Combined with depth of content, data, and settings moved, SkyKick offers one of the most comprehensive migration solutions on the market.
Our Server Sync and SkyKick Outlook Assistant products work together to move customer data and settings seamlessly. Please refer to the chart to see how we move different data types.
We don’t utilize DirSync integration when performing the migration. If you require DirSync configured permanently for business reasons, we recommend you set it up prior to finalizing your SkyKick migration order.
SkyKick supports migrations from Lotus Notes, GroupWise, or Zimbra on a case-by-case basis. Please call SkyKick to learn more.
We started with SkyKick just a short time ago, and have utilized the solution for every Office 365 migration we have done since. We will exceed 200 mailboxes in just a few short weeks, and hope to double or triple that within a month or two. The value is incredible.
A migration can now be managed by one person rather than being actively worked by a team…The SkyKick application is a must have for any migration specialist.
SkyKick is the Easiest Way to Office 365. We offer an integrated application suite consisting of three products that work together to make it fast, safe, and easy for partners to move their customers to the cloud.
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