Case Study: State of Michigan


This case study of State of Michigan is based on a February 2016 survey of AvePoint customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“With DocAve, we have a greater level of confidence in recovering lost or deleted data.”

“We use granular backup and restore for both on premises and Office 365 SharePoint farms, DocAve Content Manager for both on premises and Office 365, and DocAve Migrator to move data from an on-premises farm to Office 365.”

“DocAve is the clear industry leader in SharePoint management. With DocAve, we were able to achieve item-level backup and restore.”


  • Top drivers for buying DocAve software include:
    • Data protection / backup
    • Content management and synchronization
    • Migration
  • Evaluated the following vendor before selecting AvePoint:
    • Tivoli Storage Manager
  • Chose AvePoint over competitors for the following reasons:
    • Reputation as an industry leader
    • Support and services
    • TSM’s SharePoint agent was actually DocAve anyway.

Use Case

  • Using the following version of SharePoint while managing DocAve Software:
    • Office 365– SharePoint Online
    • SharePoint 2010


  • Rates DocAve’s qualities when compared to the competition, custom developed solutions, and/or SharePoint’s native capabilities:
    • Ease of use: better
    • Reliability: better
    • Scalability: better
  • 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 up to 10% when compared to SharePoint native or in-house capabilities.

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