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Migrating to the cloud, with Synergy

The covid-19 pandemic has made what was a relatively slow shift to cloud software for business and project management, something of an urgent rush. Total Synergy has served the AEC industry with Synergy desktop software for more than 20 years. But it’s never been more important for the effective running of our businesses, for us to move our systems into the cloud — especially those that run critical business functions, like Synergy. 

The rapid development we’ve delivered since launching Synergy cloud in 2017 has really helped our customers future-proof their business. In light of the covid recession, it’s never been more imperative to transition to a dynamic, cloud platform to enable your team to work from anywhere; help you attract and retain staff; and deliver better projects.  

We know migration from Synergy desktop software to the Synergy cloud platform is not always easy. It’s a brand-new product built with new cloud technologies. So, it’s not an upgrade or a simple data migration process. It is a change management process. But you don’t have to do it all at once and we’re here to help. The Synergy migration journey is a proven eight-step process where planning is the key. 

See how we can help you migrate, manage your change process, and move into the future, here. 


Your migration team

Lauren Palmer
Customer Success Manager

Lauren is one of our customer success mangers dedicated to helping you migrate from Synergy desktop to the cloud. She is likely to be your first point of contact and will help kick-start your migration planning process. Lauren can help with any of your initial questions, organise online demonstrations and gather additional resources depending on the complexity of your migration.

Deidre Ruddick
Customer Success Consultant

Deidre is one of our senior consultants guiding our customers through the migration process to Synergy cloud. She understands Synergy from your perspective, as she used Synergy for years before joining our team. Deidre will help you manage the change within your business including trialling Synergy cloud with your current data, training, and helping you set-up new reports and templates.

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Change management for cloud software – best practice

Planning and scope

Best practice part 1:

Technology is changing every day with increasing speed. Guest contributor Claudia Piscitelli begins her series with a look at the first phase of change management for technology adoption — planning and scope.

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Implementing change

Best practice part 2:

“Guatanteed, no one will get their change strategy and business scenarios absolutely perfect when they first launch” — change expert Claudia Piscitelli tells you what to do about it.

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Sustaining change

Best practice part 3:

“Getting to that ideal future ultimately selies on making change stick in the long term” — Claudia Piscitelli tells you how to do that with your business in the third and final part of our change management.

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