PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - May 31, 2011) - MetaVis Technologies, Inc., a leader in SharePoint management tools, announced that Winter Park Construction (WPC), one of the nation's most respected general contractors, has successfully migrated to SharePoint 2010 using MetaVis Migrator. WPC migrated content in bulk from SharePoint 2007 and 2010 beta, preserved existing metadata and classified content as it moved to SharePoint 2010. Today, WPC uses MetaVis Information Manager as part of its ongoing management of SharePoint to keep content organized and easily searchable. WPC will be presenting its use of MetaVis on a SharePoint Migration Webinar sponsored by Earley & Associates on June 1 at 1pm EDT.
With employees and construction sites across the country, WPC uses a SharePoint portal to help manage its project documentation. By the end of 2009, WPC was using SharePoint 2010 beta exclusively and needed a migration strategy for moving to the production release. The company determined that out of the box migration strategies from Microsoft were too time consuming and did not preserve valuable metadata. WPC evaluated third party migration tools and selected MetaVis Migrator to migrate its 23 SharePoint sites and over 50,000 documents to SharePoint 2010.
"We were at a roadblock on getting our SharePoint sites migrated properly and there were no easy strategies coming from Microsoft," said William Henderson, IT Director, Winter Park Construction. "MetaVis saved us months of migration work. We could not have completed the project without MetaVis Migrator and Classifier. More importantly, these products have become an instrumental part of our day to day SharePoint management."
MetaVis provides WPC with a cost effective solution for moving its content in bulk to SharePoint 2010 with corresponding libraries. Because MetaVis preserves the data's integrity, WPC is able to migrate without the need to do much reconfiguration. MetaVis Migrator's support for Document Sets and Term Stores has allowed the company to move from subdirectories and folder mapping to a managed metadata model to organize its content. Now WPC can efficiently copy Document Sets using specific SharePoint 2010 features between SharePoint 2010 sites.
WPC has also implemented MetaVis Information Manager for SharePoint 2010, providing users the ability to bulk tag and classify content directly from the SharePoint ribbon/interface. WPC users have greater flexibility to change or add new metadata making documents even easier to search across all sites.
"Migrating content to SharePoint 2010 does not need to be time consuming, difficult or break your budget," said Peter Senescu, President and Co-founder of MetaVis Technologies. "WPC is an excellent example of how MetaVis' Information Architecture Platform can reduce a company's migration time by moving content in bulk, preserving metadata and classifying content all at the same time. Migrating to SharePoint 2010 provides organizations the opportunity to build a more efficient SharePoint information architecture and reorganize content."
Read the full WPC case study.
MetaVis will demo Information Manager at SPTechCon, June 1-3 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in booth #804.
About MetaVis Technologies, Inc.
MetaVis Technologies is a Microsoft Gold certified ISV that develops software to help organize SharePoint 2010, 2007, 2003, BPOS, and Office 365 environments for improved search and e-discovery. MetaVis takes the complexity out of designing, deploying and managing content within SharePoint by offering migration, change control, taxonomy and metadata management software and services. MetaVis products are based on intuitive, graphical interfaces that are easy to use and easy to install.