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How SyncGene Automates Mass Migration

SyncGene and CiraHub, products of CiraApps, are essential tools for organizations that want to enhance productivity by automating the process of synchronizing Contacts, Calendars, Global Address Lists (GAL), tasks, and more. CiraHub and SyncGene can be used in a complementary way to each other. However, when it comes to mass migrating contacts, SyncGene is often the ideal solution. Here’s why: 

How SyncGene Works 

SyncGene functions as an intermediary that allows users to sync contacts, calendars, and tasks from multiple sources. It offers synchronization at B2C (individual) and B2B (Enterprise level). With SyncGene Enterprise, users can utilize the Admin Panel to manage member accessibility, control user data and view the sync status in real-time for each account. Administrators can add an unlimited number of users. It allows synchronization between Office 365, Google Workplace, and iCloud accounts while avoiding the hassle of manual sync across all accounts and devices, such as smartphones and laptops.   

How CiraHub Works  

CiraHub lets users perform bi-directional contact sync in a variety of configurations. It enables multi-way contact sync between two or more spokes in the same or separate tenants. Two-way sync ensures that any two endpoints, whether it’s a company address book, a CRM, or a public folder to a shared calendar are not just merged, but always stay in sync. CiraHub synchronizes contacts between mailboxes, public folder contacts, Google Calendars, GALs, and CRMs (e.g., Salesforce, Procore, ActiveCampaign, HubSpot, etc.). 

Use Case: How SyncGene Automates Mass Migration

As technologies evolve, so must organizations remain competitive. Over time, companies will need to perform a mass migration of contacts from a legacy platform to a new one and in such cases, two-way GAL sync may not be the ideal solution. For example, a company may need to migrate 1000+ employee user mailboxes from O365 to Google. Each user will have individual emails, contacts, notes, numbers, etc., and often the organization would like to retain all this information during the migration.  

Using CiraHub to perform mass migration of contacts in the above scenario would mean creating many Hubs and even larger Spokes to keep all the information synced while avoiding duplicates and mix-ups. On the other hand, SyncGene can perform the migration by batch importing the information in simple CSV format. On the CSV spreadsheet, a user can designate sources and targets and execute them using SyncGene. Compared to CiraHub, mass migrating contacts on SyncGene saves both time and cost of creating numerous hubs.