Chart your course to business success and make your technology work for you.

Operational Governance—as it fits in an IT governance framework—helps ensure IT applications are enabling business success. Policies help guide user behavior and mitigate risk. Within a successful policy framework, applications have defined ownership, including chains of responsibility, authority, and communication with measurement and control mechanisms in place.

While Office 365 and SharePoint offer rich features to empower users and enable business success, they also present unique challenges. For example, in Office 365 there are over 19 ways to create Groups. So, we need to figure out a way to standardize policies for ownership and control, without limiting business potential. And give users access to powerful features but keep risk in check with defined services and policies that are easily enforceable. Otherwise, you’ll risk wasting time and money with bureaucratic and informal processes, excessive fire-fighting, and information silos.

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Define how things are created, and who can create them. When they’re created, figure out which branding, features, or configurations are required for the intended purpose.



Specify where content or workspaces are hosted and stored, and how they’re accessed. Establish ongoing recertification to "check in" with the owner to validate metadata or access controls.



Get rid of unused or stale content when it's no longer useful or preserve it for compliance. For temporary workspaces——like project sites—set leases or expiration up front.

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Operational Governance. On autopilot.

AvePoint provides a range of solutions to help you automate your operational governance situation.

Empower users

Repeatable and consistent service delivery guides users towards available services, based on department and location. Users know what’s available and they're guided on appropriate usage.

Increase IT efficiency

Automatically revert out-of-policy changes. Ongoing recertification of permissions and metadata triggers lifecycle actions with limited user and IT intervention. Business-driven approval processes for common IT requests removes bottlenecks.

Justified IT investment

Track ROI for IT investments with accurate cataloging and monitoring of adoption, usage and governance attributes for collaboration workspaces.

Provable compliance

Easily respond to ongoing IT audit requests and prove compliance with internal and external policies and regulatory requirements.

Operational Governance Products


Centralize and automate changes, and manage settings, configurations, and permissions in bulk at any object level to eliminate tedious tasks.


Intelligently archive and automate content lifecycle management for files, mail, items, conversations, and more, based on custom business rules.

Backup & Restore

Protect and restore with backup of SharePoint and Office 365 and restore items with full fidelity and recovery. With platform level protection and granular restore, meet SLAs with ease.

Cloud Archiving

Archive, retain, or remove out-of-date content from Groups, SharePoint Online, and OneDrive for Business to optimize storage.

Cloud Backup

Automated backup with flexible capacity options ensure Salesforce, Dynamics 365, and Office 365 are secure, and restored.

Cloud Governance

Implement an extensible Office 365 governance strategy that empowers users, is easy to maintain and scales as your organization adopts to the cloud.

Cloud Management

Automate control of security, configurations, and content, and replicate changes in real time. Get insight into environments with customized reports.

Deployment Manager

Test and deploy solutions and templates across environments with accuracy and speed.

Governance Automation

Automate SharePoint and Office 365 lifecycle management—from provisioning to archiving, and more. Enable controlled release of new features to drive adoption and enforce policies.


Encourage adoption of Office 365 Groups with a single interface that allows users to organize and navigate Groups and gives admins management tools.

Report Center

Create detailed and customizable reports on performance, usage, and security across SharePoint and Office 365.

Operational Governance: the original OG. If you don't know, now you know.

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