Metalogix Switch Campaign: Compare ControlPoint to DocAve Administrator

Post Date: 02/09/2018
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Metalogix Switch Campaign Blog Series :

We have launched our Metalogix Switch Campaign to provide 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 ControlPoint, read below to see why AvePoint’s Administrator is clearly the superior solution.

ControlPoint vs DocAve Administrator



DocAve Administrator

Why It Matters

Installation Installation of ControlPoint requires full-trust code deployments into SharePoint and requires at least one IIS reset that will interrupt user access to SharePoint.

Managing multiple farms with ControlPoint requires installation inside each farm, and if the farms are in different domains, a two-way trust needs to be established.

To manage Office 365, you will need to stand up a SharePoint on-premises farm to install ControlPoint.

As DocAve does not require any  full-trust code deployments  to SharePoint, installation and updating of DocAve does not require IIS resets and doesn’t interrupt user activity in SharePoint.

Management of multiple farms or Office 365 is easy to set up and manage from a single interface. No trusts need to be established for multi-farm scenarios.

Configurations and settings can easily be re-used across farms without impacting the availability of your SharePoint servers.

Whether you’re on premises, online, or hybrid – nothing compares to the simplicity of managing all of your farms and Office 365 tenants from one place.

Our products were built with this principle in mind, to support your journey to the cloud.

Impact on SharePoint farm To allow non-admin users to leverage ControlPoint functionality, a SharePoint Timer Job needs to be run which crawls through all SharePoint sites on a periodic basis to collect configuration data, group memberships and permissions.

This means that ControlPoint is competing for SharePoint resources with end-users and can impact the performance of SharePoint.

DocAve has a flexible delegation model that does not  require timer jobs or crawls to determine who can leverage DocAve functionality. Our focus on enterprise scalability has ensured that DocAve is a low-touch management tool for your SharePoint environment from the setup of the software to the use of its features and functions. Whether you are a multi-farm environment or a single-server farm, we make sure our software operates behind the scenes.
Extensible policy rules ControlPoint ships with a pre-set list of actions and settings for which policies can be defined, but lacks the ability for policies to be created for actions and settings not supplied out of the box. Only adding/updating content in lists and libraries can be subject to a custom web service rule. DocAve Administrator’s Policy Enforcer has a fully configurable and extensible policy engine that ships with over 30 common rule templates. For more specific policy needs, the rules engine is fully extensible allowing customers to conceive, create and enforce virtually any permission, configuration, or user action rule. We can’t plan for every scenario – so we do our best to get you started, then let you take the reigns to tailor our software to your policies – not the other way around.

If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to AvePoint, there has never been a better time to move.

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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.


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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