File migration software helps companies complete the process of upgrading to new systems by assisting with the relocation of all enterprise-level files and documents from the old folders to the new ones. These solutions, also referred to as content transformation or content integration tools, often provide features for data encryption, backup assistance, and tracking migration histories on both a systemwide and file-specific level. The compatibility of file migration tools with source and destination platforms varies depending on the software. They may integrate with entire classes of software, such as enterprise content management (ECM), or specific tools such as SharePoint or Office 365. Some file migration tools can also move over company calendars, contact lists, and conversations to newly installed platforms. Successfully utilizing a file migration tool can save IT departments much of the time and stress associated with manual migration of files, and offer benefits such as consolidation and reorganization of files in the process.
To qualify for inclusion in the File Migration category, a product must: