DocAve Governance Automation and AvePoint Compliance Guardian Case Study

Eli Lilly and Company


This case study of Eli Lilly and Company is based on a November 2016 survey of DocAve Governance Automation and AvePoint Compliance Guardian customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select DocAve Governance Automation and AvePoint Compliance Guardian:

  • Top purchasing drivers for buying AvePoint solutions:
    • Automate SharePoint site provisioning services
    • Create a managed process for validating SharePoint permissions, ownership, and classification
    • Implement and enforce SharePoint governance policies
    • Classify data based on organizational policies
  • Implemented AvePoint solutions because of the following regulation or compliance objective:
    • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
  • Evaluated the following vendor before selecting AvePoint:
    • Metalogix

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of DocAve Governance Automation and AvePoint Compliance Guardian that the surveyed company uses:

  • Currently utilizing the following AvePoint solutions:
    • DocAve Governance Automation
    • AvePoint Compliance Guardian
  • Managing and protecting the following systems with AvePoint solutions:
    • SharePoint 2013
    • SharePoint 2010


The surveyed company achieved the following results with DocAve Governance Automation and AvePoint Compliance Guardian:

  • Selected AvePoint above the competition for the following reasons:
    • Integrated technologies / platform
    • Robust solution offering
  • Rated the following qualities of AvePoint solutions compared to the competition, custom developed solutions, and/or their IT system’s native capabilities:
    • Performance: significantly better
    • Ease of use: significantly better
    • Reliability: better
    • Ability to secure information: significantly better
    • Enterprise-level capabilities: better
  • Realized the following operational benefits following the deployment of AvePoint solutions:
    • Met compliance regulations around sensitive data
    • Reduced their risk of data privacy violations
    • Reduced costs and operational expenditures
    • Increased IT productivity and efficiency
    • Decreased time and effort to respond to compliance and regulatory audits
  • Improved data management and protection capabilities by 20-30% compared to native functionality or in-house abilities after implementing AvePoint solutions.

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