Employee Engagement

SharePoint On-Prem to O365 Migration Implementation

Cox Automotive Moves from On-Prem to Microsoft 365

Client Profile

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. With their technology, market intelligence, and products and services, Cox Automotive simplifies the trusted exchange and mobility of vehicles and maximizes value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.  To learn more about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

Situation

The client wanted to move their SharePoint data into the cloud for their legacy 2010 Autotrader and Manheim 2010 and 2013 environments.

Solution

Via the P&A and SP-SPO PROD Migration effort, ThreeWill helped Client migrate their 2010 and 2013 Manheim farms, along with their 2010 Autotrader farm On Premises SharePoint content to Microsoft 365 (SharePoint and Teams).

ThreeWill:

  • Collaboratively worked with Client to help ensure clarity on criteria for deleting and archiving sites.
  • Wrote a script targeting the web level to apply the Migration Banners.
  • Provided a script that could help identify SiteOwners.
  • Utilized the Fuel Transfer Path tool as an avenue for the SiteOwners to respond using the Disposition Change Request Form as to whether they wanted their site to be migrated.
  • Continuously worked with Client to help ensure the Web Inventory List, which ultimately tracked the disposition status and acted as a data source for the disposition app, stayed updated throughout the project.
  • Created SharePoint area for logging the CAI SP-SPO Issues.  Also provided Cox supporting documentation for logging the issues.

Business Benefits

  • Decommission or stop using the Farms at some point as needed.
    • All farms are currently in redirect mode, at the end of life, which is ultimately targeting for decommissioning.
  • The Analysis and Planning effort allowed an opportunity to identify the SiteOwners and notify them via the use of a Banner/Email of the upcoming SP migration.  It also provided a Pause Period, which allowed sufficient time for the Client to collect feedback from the SiteOwners that helped to determine whether Migration was needed for their site.
  • The Analysis and Planning helped Client determine out of 5000+ webs, ultimately only around 100 needed to be included with the SP to SPO Production Migration.
  • By moving their data to Microsoft Teams and SharePoint Online, the Client ultimately is helping their resources to work smarter and collaborate together.​
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AMD Jive to Microsoft Migration

Client Profile

Founded in 1969 as a Silicon Valley start-up, the AMD journey began with dozens of employees focused on leading-edge semiconductor products. From those modest beginnings, AMD has grown into a global company of 10,000 people, achieving many important industry firsts along the way. AMD today develops high-performance computing and visualization products to solve some of the world’s toughest and most interesting challenges. There has never been a better time to be in the semiconductor industry, and we are ready to tackle the next 50 years with high-performance computing and graphics solutions that transform all of our lives. To learn more about AMD, visit www.amd.com.

Situation

AMD needed an overall strategy to leverage Microsoft 365 while allowing the decommissioning of the current Jive instance and eliminating Jive licensing costs. The migration forms the basis for a refreshed high-value collaboration tool that AMD users can leverage in their day-to-day work tasks to improve productivity. Complete migration prior to the expiration of current Jive subscription (2 months to complete migration).

Solution

Migrate selected Places and related content from the current AMD Jive instance to the AMD Microsoft 365/SharePoint Online tenant. Migration was completed leveraging automated migration utilities and associated consulting. This included working with Client on an overall Communication, Change Management, and Adoption effort.

Business Benefits

  • Eliminated stale and outdated Jive content
  • Able to complete migration in 2 months and eliminate Jive license and support costs
  • Enabled usage of a consistent UX and Search experience across the entire Intranet
  • Establish an “ownership” mindset among teams to maintain relevant content on an ongoing basis​​
  • New collaboration platform helped to drive employee engagement across the organization
  • Drove adoption of new capabilities in O365 related to content presentation and collaboration
Cox Automotive

Digital Workplace Design to Drive Innovation for Cox Automotive

Client Profile

Cox Automotive Inc. makes buying, selling, owning and using cars easier for everyone. With their technology, market intelligence, and products and services, Cox Automotive simplifies the trusted exchange and mobility of vehicles and maximizes value for dealers, manufacturers and car shoppers.  To learn more about Cox Automotive, visit www.coxautoinc.com.

Situation

Cox Automotive needed a plan for an Intranet transformation as part of the overall Digital Workplace initiative, including migration of existing content coming from an existing social intranet platform to Microsoft 365.  The drivers for the project were decreasing costs, increasing innovation, improving the user experience and enabling mobile access to content.

Solution

ThreeWill and Cox Automotive worked together as part of a Migration Workshop/POC and a Digital Workplace Workshop.

Business Benefits

  • Clarity on Pilot/Production migration needs, including a finalized content migration strategy (content mapping/prioritization and requirements for site rationalization)
  • Completion of a Digital Workplace design that allowed for a vision of what will be the future Intranet implementation and the user experience for migrated sites
  • Understanding of gaps between out of the box SharePoint Online / Microsoft 365 capabilities and key business usage scenarios
  • Identified key enabling technologies and technologies that are either out-of-scope or candidates for a roadmap

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