ShareSpaces vs. CollabSpaces - VerQu Migrator

Last year, NetDocuments released a new collaboration method called “CollabSpaces” that will eventually replace ShareSpaces. ShareSpaces will continue to exist and function as before for those already using them.

So, why use CollabSpaces? A CollabSpace offers more flexibility for the person sharing content, and more control and oversight for administrators. The previous limitations and obstacles with ShareSpaces are removed, allowing users to invite external parties directly into NetDocuments as a ‘client portal’ with full control over what they see and do.

Organizations that have ShareSpaces may want a way to migrate their data to CollabSpaces. While existing ShareSpaces will continue to function, there are no administrative tools for reporting on them or tracking the content and users in them.

To help you in the transition to CollabSpaces, VerQu has developed a ShareSpace Migrator. This utility allows you to identify existing ShareSpaces and report on statistics such as the number of documents, file size, and users. This initial assessment phase also helps you clean up the ShareSpaces prior to doing the migration. You can delete unneeded ShareSpaces and remove inactive external users.

The migrator offers a simple dashboard where you can select the ShareSpaces for migration, and monitor the migration jobs as they process.

After completing the transition to CollabSpaces, you will want to continue to report on external access and activity. With VerQu’s Hive monitoring, an administrator can monitor and audit CollabSpace activity. Thresholds can be set to send alerts based on activity, permissions, and time frames.

Still have questions about CollabSpaces and VerQue? Affinity is here to help. If you need assistance with transitioning from ShareSpaces or just have collaboration in document management questions, please contact the Document Management Team at Affinity by calling 877-676-5492, or simply request a consultation. 

Russell Duncan

Written by Russell Duncan

Russell Duncan is one of Affinity’s Document Management Magicians! Russell came to Affinity after spending several years with Partner NetDocuments wearing many hats over his years there. Affinity clients gain from Russell’s immense experience working with document management solutions and problem-solving skills. He loves to help people get the most out of their technology and to learn new things. When analyzing complex legal software systems, Russell is gifted in his ability to simplify them for others’ ease of use and understanding.

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