Ontolica Solution Use Case
Migrate from Lotus Notes to SharePoint
Extraction from Lotus Notes
When the decision has been made to move from Lotus Notes to SharePoint the key question becomes how to avoid data and document loss in the process. Specifically how to extract data from Lotus Notes databases including embedded documents and calculated fields while preserving created and modified time stamps.
Pre-processing before import to SharePoint
Frequently data models are different in source and destination systems, which require data to be transformed and normalized during importation. The ability to easily define a staging database and transformation rules to be run real-time during import is critical to ensure that the Lotus Notes migration is performed without manual intervention.
Handling complex Lotus Notes content
Lotus Notes stores many different types of data in its proprietary format. Some data needs to be processed in Lotus Notes before it is extracted, which in turn requires the ability to run a custom Lotus Script before, during, or after the export of data to provide this granular control during the migration.
Read-only light weight migration
When heavy investments have been made in building applications on Lotus Notes, a migration to SharePoint may require significant time and effort. In this case, an integration where a read-only copy of documents and metadata is synchronized with SharePoint can be a viable option. This would leave the master document and data in Lotus Notes while making the information viewable in SharePoint.