Here at Cloud Business, we have been helping our customers migrate from Lotus Notes to a modern Microsoft Office 365 workplace for the past 4 years. One of the first questions we ask is, why do you want to migrate? This is important to help plan the migration strategy, timing and the level of user engagement needed to make the transformation successful.
We have analysed the customer data from all our Lotus Notes migrations and we were surprised by the results we collated. They were not what we expected:
44% of the customers we surveyed said that user demand drove was the key driver behind their decision to migrate from Lotus Notes to Office 365.
Why are our results surprising?
Well in nearly all cases, the change from Lotus Notes to Office 365 is announced to users as being a strategic shift to using cloud services because Lotus Notes in an on premise solution. Yet ‘Cloud Strategy’ is actually down at number 3 in our real list.
The Top 5 Reasons
According to our data, the key reasons for migrating to Lotus Notes to Office 365 are as follows:
- 44% User Demand
- 22% Increase Collaboration
- 11% Deliver Cloud Strategy
- 11% Reduce Costs
- 11% Replace unstable existing setup
So, in conclusion the power of user demand should not be underestimated. Users are daily exposed to modern apps and personal cloud services outside of the workplace and will begin to expect a familiar easy experience at work.