HEADQUARTERS
Austin, Texas
OVERVIEW

Disability Rights of Texas (DRTX), formally known as the Advocacy, Incorporated, was created in 1977 to help people with disabilities. Their mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

Success Highlights:

  • All new content can now be seamlessly backed up its Office 365 environment.
  • Hundreds of hours of staff time saved per year.
  • Essentials for Office 365 has given DRTX peace of mind. 
Metalogix Essentials Fills Gaps in O365 for Disability Rights of Texas
When Office 365's out-of-the-box "backup and restore" capabilities were not enough for the Disability Rights of Texas, they turned to Metalogix's Essentials for Office 365 to fill in the gaps.

Disability Rights of Texas (DRTX), formally known as the Advocacy, Incorporated, was created in 1977 to help people with disabilities. Their mission is to help people with disabilities understand and exercise their rights under the law, ensuring their full and equal participation in society.

THE CHALLENGE

DRTX has employees covering most of the state. With staff so spread out, DRTX needed a way to communicate and enable their teams to feel more connected. To help support collaboration, they purchased Office 365, SharePoint, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business.

However, they quickly learned that those collaboration platforms did not have complete backup capabilities. The out-of-the-box solution required members of the DRTX IT department to spend hours performing additional backups. Also, DRTX worried that their data would not be fully intact if information was mishandled in other ways. At that point, they knew they needed to find an automated, complete backup solution. 

THE SOLUTION

DRTX immediately turned to Metalogix as a trusted partner and leader in the collaboration world. They knew that Metalogix could provide a reliable, cost effective solution that would not only save them time through automation, but would also give them full backup capabilities.

In fact, they believed in Metalogix so much that, according to Carlton Whitmore, IT Manager at DRTX, they didn’t bother to look at other solutions. “We felt like we already had a grasp on how the Metalogix solution worked, and since we are a non-profit, price was a big factor in making our decision.”

Metalogix Essentials for Office 365 allows DRTX to retain all the metadata needed when migrating files from on-premises to Office 365. This is, and will continue to be, a huge time saver. The solution allows DRTX to analyze their content and provides easy-to-read reports that allow them to visualize and fix problems before they become roadblocks in their migration.

Now, end users can easily and quickly access and review documentation that have been effectively backed up. “Each person on our staff saves at least 10 hours per week,” noted Carlton. They can now search for content in number of different ways. They are amazed at the time they save and are now able to focus on other mission critical areas of the business.

The implementation of Metalogix solutions has been an extremely positive experience across all DRTX’s business departments.

In addition, DRTX and Carlton are thrilled with the Metalogix support team. “We know that if we ever have any questions, we know we can turn to the Metalogix support team for help, at any time.”  

We have come to rely on Metalogix solutions to fill the gaps where Office 365 leaves off when backing up and migrate files

THE RESULTS

As DRTX continues to use more and more features on Microsoft O365, they know they have found an industry leading partner in Metalogix, who can give them continued support and guidance throughout their journey to the cloud. And, as Carlton concluded, “We have saved hours upon hours of staff time and worry by using Metalogix solutions.”

DRTX is no longer wasting valuable staff time doing manual restore and backups, which translates directly to return on investment. “We have come to rely on Metalogix solutions to fill the gaps where Office 365 leaves off when backing up and migrate files,” stated Carlton.