Volkswagen Financial Services
SharePoint Migration Project
Industry: Manufacturing / Motor Industry
Founded 81 years ago, Volkswagen has grown to be the largest automotive manufacture in the world producing over 6 million units a year. Based in Wolfsburg and employing 177,400 people worldwide, a strong IT system is key to running their business.
VW already had a SharePoint system; however, It was running on SharePoint 2010 and Windows 2008, which support from Microsoft ended in October 2015, and the products are now officially at end of life for support. Along with having a system no longer supported by Microsoft they also felt the benefits of a newer version of SharePoint would benefit the manufactures rate of productivity within the business.
This project was very different to the majority of our data migration projects. When migrating a system, you need to transfer all the data to the next release of that software, in this case it was from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013 and then to SharePoint 2016. We transferred all 9TB of their data from their old system to SharePoint 2013 as a first step, and then to SharePoint 2016 as the final platform. Not only will they get the added benefits of SharePoint 2016, but they will have support from Microsoft until 2026.