Metalogix Customers: We Can Still Help!
On Friday, June 29th, Metalogix announced they were sold to Quest Software for an undisclosed amount.
Back in January, we disclosed to the market that Metalogix had put themselves up for sale so that customers could properly assess the risk and potential impact this would have on the continuity of their IT processes and policies for SharePoint and Office 365.
Many likely made plans and decisions based on language from Metalogix and their CEO that led them to believe that they were not for sale. Some may even feel trapped and misled if they signed a long-term contract.
This campaign was never about Metalogix. It has and always will be about providing complete transparency to customers, partners and the market in general.
For details on our extended Metalogix Switch Campaign, how this news could impact Metalogix users and how AvePoint’s solutions are superior—continue reading below.
Metalogix Switch Campaign: Now Extended Until September 30th
To that end, we are pleased to announce the extension of our Metalogix switch campaign, effective immediately and concluding on September 30th, 2018.
We are offering, exclusively to Metalogix customers, the opportunity 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 SaaS customers).
AvePoint’s customer success team will also be at your call to ensure your transition is smooth sailing.
Your total yearly spend will not be impacted AND you will have ensured the future of your Microsoft investments with a four-time Microsoft Partner of the Year with 24 x 7 live customer support and a product roadmap that is committed to enhanced capabilities and future enhancements.
Metalogix customers can contact us here to learn how to qualify for this campaign.
Customer Risks Associated with Corporate Acquisitions
While it is up to Metalogix customers to judge the magnitude of these risks and how to address them– they should be aware of the possibilities and how standard operating procedures following an acquisition of this nature could impact their business. These commonly include:
- Reducing cash expenditures and investment back into the business
- Reassessing future product roadmaps
- Reassessing the product portfolio and viability
- Employee turnover
Perhaps the biggest risk is uncertainty. In all M&A activity, the goal is to make 1+1 = 3. So when a company is acquired, immediately the acquirer begins to identify synergies. Oftentimes, you get to 1+1= 3 by:
- Drastically cutting cost
- Capturing new, previously untapped markets; or
- Preferably doing both at the same time
All of these changes are likely to impact the attention and value that can be provided to existing customers.
Now that the truth has been revealed, the questions Metalogix users are likely asking themselves are:
- What will the solutions they use today look like 1-3 years from now? Will they continue to be supported?
- How does this impact future cloud migration plans?
- Can they trust any reassurances they are being given after what has transpired?
Why You Should Switch to AvePoint
Of course, we don’t think Metalogix customers should switch to AvePoint just because of the risks associated with corporate acquisition or because they feel misled. Our solutions are superior as well!
|Backup and Restore||With near zero setup you can automate your Office 365 services backups up to four times a day.
|Support for Office 365 Groups and Microsoft Teams||Full provisioning, lifecycle management, recertification, security audits, and much more!
|Policy Enforcement||AOS Cloud Management for Office 365 allows administrators to configure policies, identify policy violations and automatically fix unwanted changes.
|Client Install / SaaS Architecture||AOS is a true infinitely scalable Azure based, ISO 27001:2013 Certified, SaaS solution with no install necessary. No install, No maintenance, No manual patching required.|
|Job Monitoring||AOS provides comprehensive job monitoring for currently running, pending, and historical jobs. Troubleshooting is a snap.
|Integration||AOS is organically built from the ground up at AvePoint with interoperability between our cloud services and seamless integration to 3rd party cloud providers.|
If you’ve been thinking about transitioning to AvePoint, there still has never been a better time to move.
*Contingent on proof of purchase from Metalogix and on the acceptance of AvePoint’s Master Software License and Support Agreement.
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