Case Study: Great Oaks Institute Of Technology


This case study of Great Oaks Institute of Technology is based on a March 2016 survey of AvePoint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“DocAve has allowed us to feel more comfortable moving documents and spreadsheets as lists to SharePoint. The latter gives us the ability to do more with the data we collect. Our biggest issue was that we had no way to easily recover lost data. That issue has been resolved with DocAve’s ability to perform platform backups and time-based restores. We also use DocAve Connector to sync users’ home directories to the OneDrive on premises for remote access to their files.”

“DocAve has greatly helped with the adoption of SharePoint within the organization.”


  • Top drivers for buying DocAve software include:
    • Data protection / backup
    • Content management and synchronization
  • Evaluated the following vendors before selecting AvePoint:
    • Metalogix
    • Sharegate
    • Microsoft native functionality
  • Chose AvePoint over competitors for the following reasons:
    • Integrated technologies / platform
    • Support and services
    • Hybrid capabilities and cloud offerings
    • Great price

Use Case

  • Using the following version of SharePoint while managing DocAve Software:
    • SharePoint 2013


  • Rates DocAve’s qualities when compared to the competition, custom developed solutions, and/or SharePoint’s native capabilities:
    • Performance: best in class
    • Ease of use: better
    • Reliability: best in class
    • Scalability: best in class
  • Realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of DocAve:
    • Increased IT productivity for administrative tasks
    • Met backup window service level agreements
  • Improved its SharePoint management capabilities after implementing DocAve software by > 50% when compared to SharePoint native or in-house capabilities.

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