7Summits Launches Community Platform Migration Accelerator

A Lightning Bolt on the Salesforce AppExchange

7Summits, the leader in community-driven digital transformation solutions, released their Community Platform Migration Accelerator Lightning Bolt on the Salesforce AppExchange.

Graphic detailing the use cases of the Community Migration AcceleratorThe proprietary tool simplifies the previously daunting task of migrating a community, intranet, portal or social engagement platform off a legacy system and onto the industry-leading Salesforce Community Cloud platform. The new Lightning Bolt Solution can be applied to a variety of legacy systems including: Lithium (Khoros), Jive, SharePoint, Open Source, IBM Connections, Salesforce Visualforce, among others.

“7Summits has been creating online communities for nearly 10 years, having been a first-mover when these types of solutions started finding their way inside companies. Those hundreds of communities taught us a lot about how audience experiences, content, data and insights drive behavior and business outcomes. That intimate knowledge and hands-on experience became an important foundation as we developed our processes, procedures, and this proprietary Migration Accelerator technology,” said Paul Stillmank, 7Summits CEO.

These elements come together to ensure a platform migration experience that puts the client’s business objectives, not just technical requirements and limitations, at the center of the decision-making. That’s critically important toward maintaining adoption, accelerating business value, and positioning for what’s next for our clients.

-Paul Stillmank, 7Summits CEO

The new Community Platform Migration Accelerator seamlessly integrates with 7Summits’ existing Lightning Bolt Community Templates, offering clients a cohesive experience from community migration strategy to asset identification and cleansing to content and data mapping, and ultimately conversion to a new community experience built on the Salesforce platform. This approach affords clients the flexibility to target the various systems-of-record represented by all of the cloud solutions that Salesforce has to offer while leveraging an out-of-the-box or customized community template at the system-of-engagement for those audiences.

The Community Platform Migration Accelerator enables configurable data transformation logic, Salesforce API access, and auditing of before/after migration records. Translated for non-technical readers, the solution guides your technical migration. It provides a complete inventory of existing content and data, and lets you choose if the content should be moved and how it will appear in the new Salesforce community experience. Some assets may be archived or retired instead of migrated, while others may require more specific dispositioning based on the requirements for the new Salesforce community.  Once these planning steps are complete, the Migration Accelerator then transfers the identified content and assets into your new Salesforce Community Cloud experience.

“Ultimately, we see many companies leaving their legacy platforms behind and choosing Salesforce because they have business objectives that can be better met with a unified platform served up through a collaborative solution,” continued Stillmank. “At 7Summits, we understand the difference between a pure platform move and a more transformative business solution. We partner with our clients during the migration process to uncover new opportunities to leverage these solutions in ways that delight their audiences, drive the right actions, and result in greater productivity and higher revenues.”

The Community Platform Migration Accelerator Lightning Bolt solution joins the 7Summits’ suite of solution accelerators, which can be read about in more detail here

As a first step to migration planning, download the complimentary Community Migration Quick Guide written by 7Summits experts to kickstart client thinking.

About 7Summits

7Summits is a Milwaukee-based digital solutions provider that uses the power of connected experiences and the Salesforce platform to unlock business value. Our clients benefit from the fact that community-led solutions empower customers, enable partners and unleash employees to build your business for you. Our highly collaborative approach strengthens client solutions by combining the expertise of strategic consultants, experience designers, technical developers and success specialists. And, our client solutions launch faster thanks to our Accelerator Library of configurable Salesforce Lightning applications. 7Summits is a platinum-level Salesforce Consulting Partner, a two-time recipient of Salesforce Venture funding, and recognized annually for its rapid growth and as a best place to work. For more information, visit www.7SummitsInc.com

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