Microsoft is upgrading SharePoint very quickly, and with every next version coming to the market, the users of older version are feeling increased pressure of migrating and updating to a newer or the latest versions. As soon as the deadline date of SharePoint 2010 has been announced by Microsoft, the shadows of fear has also started lingering over the users of SharePoint 2013, that sooner or later it will also loose mainstream support by the Microsoft. The only solution to overcome this fear is to keep your SharePoint system updated to the latest possible version.
If you are still using SharePoint 2013, then we think its high time to get your SharePoint updated to the next better and latest versions that suits your needs and the one that you can afford. In your effort to migrate from SharePoint 2013, there are two main factors that you need to think of i.e. the SharePoint version and environment migration options and the cost associated to each of them.
Typically, the cost associated to SharePoint migration has surfaced as the main concern for enterprises who want to migrate to a newer version of SharePoint; alongside the issues related to data security. Cost remain at the center because it tends to vary with every additional feature that you want to add to your new SharePoint. For instance, from advanced firewall to the third party apps; and from customization and data structure level to the age of your server, everything adds up to your migration costs. But before knowing about your migration cost from SharePoint 2013, there are a number of things that you must consider and understand.
Note: Every single thing that you want to add up to your SharePoint upgrade version has a separate cost associated. For instance, workflows, third-party apps, customization levels, degree to which data is structured, SharePoint environment in which you are already in and to which you want to migrate; some of the major factors to which your migration costs are subjected. Remember that they are countless minor factors too, that may result in cost variation.
If you find yourself and your users comfortable in using on-premise environment of SharePoint 2013, then you can continue using the similar environment when migrating to SharePoint 2016 or SharePoint 2019. By migrating to SharePoint 2016 or 2019, you get the chance to use similar on-premise settings, while modernizing and upgrading your SharePoint 2013 infrastructure. Not only this, but you can also reap the advantage of improved collaboration and portable building technologies.
But, one thing that you must keep in your mind is that, SharePoint migration is a step-by-step process and you can only migrate/update to one level at time. In other words, if you want to migrate to SharePoint 2019 from SharePoint 2013, you need to migrate to SharePoint 2016 first, and then to SharePoint 2019. One more thing to considers is that every requirement of yours concerning workflows, third-party apps, levels of customizations, data structure and organization etc. will add up to your cost.
Another options for you is to migrate to the cloud version of SharePoint Online i.e. SharePoint Online from your SharePoint 2013 server. SharePoint Online is the cloud-based services which facilitates organizations in sharing and managing knowledge, files, applications and content, while seamlessly collaborating across the organizations.
By migrating to SharePoint Online, you will get the access to a wide range of features and productivity tools. By migrating to SharePoint Online, your enterprise also get access to all the collaboration capabilities that are crafted around Office 365 apps including team chat, online meeting, social networking, secured co-authoring and file sharing and group email for team work. SharePoint Online also allows built-in privacy, transparency and refined control with incredible flexibility to access data and file from remote locations. According to SharePoint experts, SharePoint Online is the safest option to migrate to.
Migrating to SharePoint Online is considered to be ideal for business enterprises with enormous data volume and interactive accounts to be archived. Migrating from SharePoint 2013 is an ideal option to consider if their aim is to improve their collaboration properties. With improved user performance and extended capabilities, you can also reap benefits of Microsoft Teams, and can enrich your work environment, because Teams is ideal for rapid experience assembling that appear just like websites and application to the end users without asking for any core programming to be done.
The migration path that you may follow considering your SharePoint 2013 migrations options is shown below.
Now, comes the final question i.e. how much cost do you need to put in to migrate from SharePoint 2013? To get the answer to this question, one actually needs to understand a fact first that, getting a precise and accurate amount regarding SharePoint migration cost is not possible. Reason? There is a long list of small and hidden processes and costs, that only surfaced when the migrations process begins. Therefore, even the service provider that you will chose to get your migration done, will also give you an estimate or defined range, within which your projected migration cost may fall.
Code Creators Inc. (CCI) is the leading name when it comes to SharePoint development and migration service. With an extensive project experience in hand, CCI deals with the full-spectrum of SharePoint services. CCI has been associated with SharePoint services since for more than 10 years now, and by having such an extensive in-hand expertise and experience, our experts have calculated the minimum and maximum range for the SharePoint migrations costs. For a standard enterprise system, usually the migration costs lie between $$30,000 to $50,000 depending on the data structure and level of complexity of your system. A rough estimate for migration cost in terms of ‘high and low’ is provided by the Microsoft is shown below.
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