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Metalogix Switch Campaign: Compare Content Matrix with DocAve Migration

Metalogix Switch Campaign Blog Series :

As part of our Metalogix Switch Campaign we are providing Metalogix customers the choice to switch to comparable AvePoint solutions without incurring additional product licensing costs through the duration of their current Metalogix contract (up to a year for AvePoint Online Services customers).

AvePoint’s customer success team will also be at your call to ensure your transition is smooth sailing. This offer will be valid for qualified customers through March 30, 2018*.

If you are using Content Matrix, read below to see how DocAve Migration is clearly the superior solution.

Content Matrix versus DocAve Migration*


Content Matrix

DocAve Migration

Why it Matters

Discovery Tools

Metalogix’s free “Migration Expert” tool is installed separately from their migration products and requires additional installation of the Metalogix Web Services (a SharePoint full trust code solution) to produce reports beyond sites and subsites in SharePoint.

Pre-scan discovery capability is ONLY provided for SharePoint and File Share sources.

AvePoint’s free” Discovery Tool” for SharePoint migrations requires no installation. It outputs over 20 reports spanning all common pre-migration concerns with detailed information on custom list/site templates in use, detailed workflows in use, custom web-parts, features and more. Fully customizable reports can be presented through PowerBI or other data mining platforms.

AvePoint also offers free discovery tools for every supported migration source (see below)


Listen, we know installations take time- and even approval.

If you’re looking to get a jump start on planning but don’t have time to wait (and waste) jumping through hoops, we get you up and running fast.

We understand that companies never have just one system–you probably have a bunch.

That’s why we aim to make our toolsets comprehensive–so you buy once, and solve most if not all of your migration challenges.

Migration job scheduling

Metalogix’s Content Matrix lacks its own job schedule engine and instead leverages Windows Task Scheduler. As a result it cannot support integrated scheduled jobs within the application.

Once migration jobs have been scheduled, you can no longer view them as scheduled tasks within Content Matrix, and must visit Windows Task Scheduler to modify or remove the scheduled task.

AvePoint’s DocAve Platform Migrator has its own built-in job scheduling system making “point and click” simple to set one-time and recurring schedules for migration jobs. All scheduled migration can be viewed, paused, and restarted from the DocAve job monitor across multiple distributed servers. Migration is an iterative process.

Once you migrate, you need to check and validate results. Rinse and repeat.

Not having simple insight may delay your decision making, and delay your project roll-out.

Migration sources

Content Matrix does not support Lotus Notes, Quickr, Documentum or LiveLink as source systems DocAve Migrator supports these non-SharePoint sources. It is important to have comprehensive solutions that can solve as many of your migration challenges (and support different data sources) as possible.

If you have ever considered transitioning to AvePoint or you’re concerned with Metalogix’s future direction, there has been no better time than now to make that decision.

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*Contingent on proof of purchase from Metalogix and on the acceptance of AvePoint’s Master Software License and Support Agreement.

**The comparisons contained herein are for general information purposes only and are based solely upon review of the publicly accessible documentation for each product so compared. It contrasts only select, high level features of compared tools as of the date of publication. All product attributes pertain only to the products’ version(s) so specified. While AvePoint endeavors to keep the information up-to-date and correct, AvePoint makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information contained herein for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. In no event will AvePoint, its officers, directors, employees, agents or shareholders be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from or in connection with, the information set forth in the comparisons.

Chris Larsen
Chris Larsen
During his tenure at AvePoint, Christopher led the company's global sales, sales support and partner organization, delivering solutions to the world-wide marketplace that help customers in their digital transformation by migrating, managing and protecting on premise, hybrid and cloud data on the Microsoft M365 platform. Chris has more than 25 years of experience in the enterprise software industry – with extensive sales leadership skills, industry go-to-market expertise, and a focus on continual customer value engagement. As former Chief Revenue Officer of Model N, a leading global software provider of cloud-based revenue management solutions to life sciences, high tech, and manufacturing companies, Chris led the successful transformation from the on-premises to cloud-based SaaS model. He has also held senior leadership positions with SAP, TIBCO, and Infragistics.


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