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The Task

Following a COVID-19 lockdown, it grew to become abundantly obvious to Pure Search engine optimization operations and systems manager, Joel Madden, that the Slack to Teams migration would lead to financial savings and improved operations.

”The primary decider was that people were having to pay $6,000 annually for Slack along with the Microsoft licensing fee for that Microsoft suite of merchandise,” stated Madden. “However, Slack also were built with a limitation to the amount of individuals who could be inside a call, which specifically for calls within the organization, didn’t work. We’d to make use of another program known as 8×8. We checked out Zoom however the free version had limitations so we didn’t want to cover another version.”

There have been other benefits of cloud consolidation too.


”We also desired to trim body fat using the programs, passwords, upkeep of systems and incorporate that into one core product, that was Microsoft 365.,” stated Madden.

Pure Search engine optimization had about 120 GB in Slack it desired to proceed to Teams, however it wasn’t nearly the files located inside the chat platform.

“How we formerly had used Slack ended up being to have every individual client their very own Slack funnel, which equated to 820 odd channels,” stated Madden. “The most important factor for all of us within this migration was moving the conversation background and the files connected with individuals channels….We used the funnel like a communication file locker too so client NDAs, contracts and all sorts of that stuff was kept in that funnel.”

Moving conversation history demonstrated to become a challenge as other providers were either unskilled, pricey or would only export the conversations being an HTML file.

“We really checked out quantity of other solutions. Our exterior sourced IT team we contacted initially had not done a Slack to Teams migration so that they weren’t super comfortable and couldn’t guarantee they might carry everything over,” stated Madden. “We then contacted other vendors that quoted us [a lot for that project and next they might only guarantee they’d extract the conversations from Slack for an HTML and upload it towards the appropriate funnel in Teams.”