While there are certainly new kids on the block, Microsoft has been the gold standard since way back when. Still, a sleeker design, or a (seemingly) more user-friendly interface was appealing and suddenly you found yourself a G Suite convert. Things were fine until they weren't and you realized you had a question or a concern. You contacted support and it was handled immediately, right?
More often than not, wrong.
With Office 365, not only will you and your staff be more in tune with the familiar tool but when you need help, your Microsoft Certified Partner (like BEMO) will be there to help.
Maybe instead of design, you started up with G Suite because you were looking for a great collaborative tool. There's no denying that G Suite is a sweet (we couldn't help ourselves 😉) deal. Yet collaborate as you may, as your grew and so did your legal and security obligations, you outgrew G Suite.
Thankfully, Microsoft also excels (see what we did there?) in collaboration. Plus, with best-in-class security, tons of apps to choose from, and top-notch customer service there's really no comparison.
If you're here, you don't need us to tell you the benefits of Office 365 vs. the Suite. You need to learn how to migrate! Use this page as your launchpad for everything you need to know to switch from G Suite to Office 365 or have our pros lend a helping hand 👬
Don't want to talk to sales? Fill out our calculator to get your personalized quote. Ready...set...go! Let's see how fast you can fill out this calculator. HINT: We bet it'll take you less than 2 minutes. Crazy, right?
Our calculator means you don't need to talk to Sales to understand your personalized pricing. Still, if you'd prefer to speak to someone, please don't hesitate. Click on the chat button in the bottom right-hand corner of your screen and we will be right with you!
Just about everything... but it mostly depends on if you're paying us to migrate just the email portion (Gmail) or if you are wanting us to also migrate your Google Drive.
Email Migration: Your emails, contacts, calendar items, folders, shared mailboxes, email aliases, multiple domains, and distribution lists.
Google Drive Migration: All your folders, hierarchy, group permissions, and files get transferred. The only thing that doesn't get migrated is 1:1 sharing. So if you shared 1 file with John Doe, then that doesn't get transferred. Your Google Drive data will be migrated to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online.
We will need access to 1) the Google Admin account (person who owns the G Suite account) and 2) Your DNS (which is probably also GoDaddy, Network Solutions or Blue Host etc... and will remain there)
Use the calculator above for a specific quote. But more or less this is how it goes..
For email migration portion it's $150 per user with a minimum of $1500 (we do this because there's a bare minimum number of hours it takes us to do this regardless of you being 1 person, 5 people, or 15 people)
To also include Google Drive Migration to OneDrive for Business and SharePoint, we charge an extra $1000 minimum, and then it's approximately an extra $25 per user.
Note: Most people that come to us have no data on Google Drive, and they ONLY need an email migration
We create a backup before we start any migration so that we can restore if necessary. We have NEVER had to use this, but.. better safe than sorry, right?
1) You give us access to your G Suite Admin Account
2) We create a new stand-alone Microsoft account and copy all of your G Suite data in the background (so you can continue to work business as usual)
3) When all the data is done synching, we pick a time, usually around 5 or 6PM to do the "cut-over". This is when we update your DNS so that all new incoming/outgoing mail goes to the Microsoft account and not the G Suite Account. During cut-over, there is an average "downtime" of 1 hour. If someone were to send you an email during this one hour, it will show up on the other side, so nothing is lost
4) You will go to office.com, reset your password, and boom, that's it. If any problems come up, we'll work with you 1:1 to solve it
Microsoft throttles the email transfer rate to 10GB per mailbox per day. So for example, if you have 20 mailboxes and 19 mailboxes are <10GB but the 1 other is 30GB then the whole migration will take 3 days.
You are not down during this time, it's just how long the tool will take to run in the background.
There is an average downtime of 1 hour, but this will depend on your DNS provider. With popular providers like GoDaddy or Network Solutions, we see ~1 hour, whereas less popular ones can take 4-8 hours. This is why the cut-over phase is around 5-6PM, so that your people aren't affected by this.
NOTE: During this 'downtime', if someone were to email you, then it will show up on the other side, so no data is lost. You simply can't access the email yet.
Yes, you can work business as usual, we are doing everything in the background. It is only when we do the "cut-over" that there is about 1 hour that you can't do work.. which we schedule after business hours anyway.
When the migration is over, go to office.com, reset your password, and voila! Once you're there, you should probably hit 'download Office 365' so that you don't have to use the browser version and can use the desktop apps instead.
If anything isn't working perfectly, then we will meet with your people one-on-one. You won't be charged anything, this is included in what you are paying us.