You’ve already moved your organization to Office 365; now you need help with planning & scheduling your client update management. Look no further — Dashworks can help!
Office 365 ProPlus, just as Windows-as-a-Service receives two feature updates and monthly quality updates per year. During this rollout process, you are juggling dozens of resources across multiple teams, and you have to liaise with your businesses, communicate with your end users, and ensure that thousands of administrative tasks are completed on schedule. This could be a really daunting task and you have two options:
You could slowly schedule and roll out updates to your entire user base using spreadsheets and manually cranked databases. But this is highly inefficient, costly and, most of all, very risky! Since the communication and collaboration platform Office 365 quickly becomes the lifeline of your business, failure, business disruptions, or delays aren't an option and, therefore, any potential security risk must be minimized.
Or you could approach your Office 365 update management strategically and use automation and the right tooling to create a scalable "industrialized" process framework once which allows you to eliminate subsequent project setup, onboarding, command and control and scheduling logistic issues. You simply set it up once, onboard your users and off you go.
Dashworks, Juriba's IT Transformation & Evergreen IT Management Platform, can help you keep your operating costs low while keeping on top of your Office 365 ProPlus client lifecycle. All of the data you need is in one place including client versions, hardware specification (e.g. disk space), user attributes, Office PlugIns. mobile devices and any other data needed to help plan, analyze and execute the upgrade. On announcement of the new feature release availability, a project can be quickly established using the same industrialized framework suitable for your organization in managing thousands of client updates. Dependency tasks will be tracked, workflows set in place and early adopters set for rollout testing.
You can further automate your rollout tasks using smart workflows and data-driven insight, as well as deploy automated and targeted email communication and self-service to empower your users to become an active part in the project. Let Dashworks do the heavy lifting for you and eliminate weeks of man effort and significantly increase your agility and Business-as-Usual team readiness.
Trusted by large enterprises all over the world and major service integrators like Microsoft Consulting, Atos, Wipro, Hewlett-Packard, WWT and Fujitsu, Juriba's software has readied over 7 million assets for their next generation IT platform, and continues to accelerate IT migrations across the globe.
I was spending all of my time updating and passing around spreadsheets trying to schedule handfuls of users. Trying to keep track of who changed what, and which information was current was impossible. With Dashworks, I had everything I needed in one console, was able to see clearly the applications that were holding up my migrations, and schedule hundreds of users across lots of different countries in the same time. Compared to spreadsheets, Dashworks was a revolution.
Susan Rooney, Project Manager
We all know how hard it is to run successful IT Transformation initiatives using spreadsheets and hand-cranked databases. Consequently, most projects run over-time and budget! Thankfully with Dashworks, Juriba's IT Transformation project management platform, this is a problem of the past. Here is how it works:
Migrating to Office 365 means juggling thousands of dependencies between devices, applications, users, and much more. With Dashworks, your team works in one central command and control platform that is always up-to-date, allowing them to make changes on the fly, kick off T-minus based workflows, and schedule based on user availability and team capacity.
You will most likely send between 6-10 emails per user during your transformation project — resulting in too many emails to keep track of. Thankfully, Dashworks does all the heavy lifting for you by automatically sending and tracking your T-minus based email communication workflow. It supports multiple languages and even delegates.
A successful transformation project requires end user input. But instead of wasting valuable time with floor walkers use Dashworks' self service portal. This way, your end users can volunteer for an earlier migration date, choose from a list of pre-selected devices, validate application usage, suggest applications for retirement, and much more.
Our industry-leading, robust data connectors have been used by enterprises, financial institutions, and service integrators around the world to ready more than seven million assets for successful migration. Over the past years, we have seen thousands of different data anomalies, and built Dashworks to handle them.
While application compatibility is becoming less of an obstacle, you will need to know which applications you have installed, are compatible, or have an upgrade path. With Dashworks Analysis+, you can run this analysis in minutes and base your app lifecycle strategy on actionable insights rather than guesstimates.
By mathematically calculating the most favorable scenario, you can determine your path of maximum velocity — e.g., by readying these widely used X apps, you can immediately migrate XX% of your user base. In addition, you make your team more efficient by providing them with the right tooling for the job.
With Dashworks, you get everything your Office 365 update management process could need — in one box:
All that heavy lifting associated with collecting and validating information is gone. Automation triggers are taking care of your end-user communications and deployments. Now you can concentrate on what is important.