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The Company

Salsify is a Massachusetts-based product content management (PCM) platform provider for distributed commerce. Many of the world’s biggest brands and retailers, including Mondelez, Bosch, Coca Cola, Rawlings, and Fruit of the Loom are using Salsify every day to stand out on the digital shelf.

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The Project

Salsify have created a culture of collaboration, where no one has an office. Instead, teams sit and collaborate together whether that’s in the kitchen or at their desks. Products like Google’s G Suite for email and calendar, and Box for sharing files have helped Salsify grow from its early days of just 5 people to now well over 100 employees.

Unfortunately with this growth Salsify began to notice that new hires were having a harder time coming up to speed. The team at Salsify are big believers in empowering everyone in the company with the best tools for every job, but if these tools impact ramp-up and knowledge sharing, they might not be the right tools anymore.

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The Process

After an internal review, Salsify realized that over 90% of their Box users were members of a single large, shared folder that was being shared with everyone on their first day. At the same time Google announced Team Drives and it felt like a perfect fit for the bulk of their users. The team at Salsify were extremely excited by the possibilities of Team Drives, but unfortunately all of that excitement hit a wall when they initially tried to migrate themselves from Box to Google Team Drives and quickly ran into limits with what could be uploaded.

Luckily, Salsify found CloudM and their migration product CloudMigrator. The CloudM migration team managed the whole migration of nearly 200GB of data seamlessly and quickly, without any loss of data or downtime.

“From the first conversations, it was clear the team understood the challenges we were running into and had the knowledge of Team Drives to take ownership of our migration.”

“For a growing company with no real IT organization, simple and fast was what we were looking for and CloudMigrator came through on this. We have now rolled out Team Drives to the full company!”

Jeremy Redburn, Co-founder and VP of Product

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The Result

Now that Salsify are using Team Drives on a daily basis, they are excited by the potential of what Team Drive can deliver for their small teams to self-form and create Drives for their specific needs.

The CloudM migration team worked closely with Google following the announcement of Team Drives. Support was added to CloudMigrator for migrations from all supported file based platforms, enabling their customers to move quickly and easily to Team Drives and all with zero downtime.

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