Chaparral Boats LogoHeadquartered in Nashville, GA Chaparral Boats provides and manufactures fishing boats and yachts that spans in many major markets. Chaparral produces some of the world’s finest brands such as Premiere Yachts, Signature Cruisers, Vortex sport boats, and others.

Chaparral Boats is a powerhouse in the marine industry because of their dealer network, profit minded business practices and solid management.  Chaparral’s internationally markets reach stretches to places like Venezuela, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Egypt, Denmark, United Kingdom, Slovenia, Singapore, Chile, Russia and Sweden.

PROBLEM

Chaparral had 2 good reasons for Moving to Office 365. First, Microsoft is planning to stop support for exchange 2003, the messaging platform chaparral was currently using. Second, Chaparral wanted to adopt the benefits of what Office 365 had to offer (i.e. Microsoft Office suite, Accessibility from anywhere) Chaparral needed a company that has experience in Mailbox migrations that will not have a negative impact on their users.

SOLUTION

Based on our past experience with previous migrations from different source environments to Office 365, Chaparral chose Cloud Navigator to perform the migration to Office 365. And based on the initial and detailed discovery of their source environment we provided a custom migration deployment solution that did not impact their users before or after the migration.

Based on Chaparral boat’s need for an end-to-end solution that answered its immediate requirement for a cutover migration, we provided that solution by using the migration tool MigrationWiz from BitTitan; a cloud based migration tool to migrate their users to Office 365.

RESULTS

Chaparral Boats has reduced its costs, improved collaboration and enhanced operations with Office 365. By migrating their users with MigrationWiz, the organization was migrated in one weekend to Exchange online and users were not negatively impacted.