Dashworks for Microsoft File Upgrade
Finding out who is ready to upgrade to a new Microsoft Windows OS or Microsoft Office platform is a problem that has always taken armies of people to solve. Dashworks paired with ConverterTechnology’s product suite removes the labor intensive manual analysis and remediation that make enterprise-wide Microsoft upgrades so problematic. Who better to partner with in the U.S. than the company renowned for making Microsoft migrations fast, safe and cost effective.
How Dashworks helps and integrates
Dashworks gives companies deep, detailed visibility into all the assets on their desktops to better manage large-scale deployments. The Dashworks dashboard connects to user directories, desktop inventory and applications throughout the enterprise to build a data warehouse of desktop information. It solves a huge challenge for large enterprises with thousands of desktops in many far flung locations, answering the questions:
What’s on my users’ desktop PCs?
Will user's files, applications, and hardware be able to handle the upgrade?
Will files and applications break as a result of the upgrade?
ConverterTechnology offers an optimized version of Dashworks that works seamlessly with its OfficeConverter software, the world’s number one technology for simplifying enterprise-wide Microsoft Office upgrades. The products also work hand-in-hand with ChangeBASE AOK, also offered by ConverterTechnlogy, to automate the manual work done around the testing and packaging of applications when companies upgrade to Windows 7 and application virtualization deployments.
What it does
As Dashworks helps IT discover problematic desktops and files across their enterprise, OfficeConverter 2010 accelerates the process of converting existing files and custom applications to work with new Microsoft Office platforms by automating the most labor-intensive file migration functions. Once file, application and hardware readiness has been assessed, zero-touch deployment begins. The automation capabilities of OfficeConverter and Dashworks minimize the need for manual efforts, reducing the most expensive and time consuming aspects of an enterprise-wide desktop upgrade.
Both Dashworks and ConverterTechnology also offer a self-service option on the desktop, enabling users to stay productive and not have to wait for deployment in mass. From experience with over a million users and requests from its user base, this option enables quicker and more efficient deployment of Office 2010 and Windows 7.