Laplink Software, Inc., the global leader in PC migration and creator of the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft, Intel and all major PC manufacturers, today announced a simplified user interface and new intelligent default connectivity options in both its PCmover Professional and Enterprise software packages. Laplink now empowers IT staff to offer PCmover as a service to employees, with the latest version supporting IT-managed but end-user driven migrations. This new version continues to fully support Windows 7 as many users seek an efficient migration solution as Microsoft’s Windows 7 End of Support approaches on January 14, 2020.
Laplink is reinventing PC migration with the ability for IT staff to run PCmover Enterprise as a service, providing customized and controlled access as an option for end users to implement their own transfer process. Additionally, the Profile Migrator option is now included, which automates the transfer of user profile content (applications, files and settings) between user profiles on the same PC, including transfers between on-premise Active Directory (Local AD) user profiles to cloud-based Azure Active Directory (AAD) profiles. On average, Laplink’s PCmover software saves a minimum of four hours per PC deployed. For a business with 500 employees that replaces 30 percent of its laptops each year, Laplink saves 75 days of IT labor that can be redirected to other IT priorities, like network upgrades or security enforcement.
“PCmover Enterprise has shifted the perception of what skilled IT staﬀ should be doing and has helped identify repetitive tasks, such as PC replacements, that can be completed by lower skilled labor,” shared the senior IT oﬃcer at an Australian Department of Justice. “PCmover Enterprise has enabled us to reduce the amount of time a PC replacement takes, reduce follow up Service Desk calls by staﬀ, and has freed up IT technicians for other work.”
For consumers, PCmover reduces the frustration usually associated with setting up a new PC and allows the new PC to be ready for use sooner. In addition to a new, more intuitive user interface, the latest version of PCmover Professional features intelligent Auto Connect to automatically detect both the old and new PCs, eliminating the need to manually search, detect and label old and new PCs by name.
“PC upgrade projects often take longer than expected because many consumers and businesses still try to accomplish this process manually and don’t consider the extent of programs, data and settings used on a daily basis,” said Thomas Koll, CEO at Laplink. “Laplink is committed to creating easy-to-use tools that enable users to complete transfers in just a few clicks, and now our software is more perceptive and easier to use than ever. We can make any PC transfer project more efficient and, more specifically, save billions of hours in IT time for millions of PC users.”
About Laplink Software, Inc.
For over 36 years, Laplink has been a global leader in consumer, SMB and enterprise PC migration software, and has earned the loyalty and trust of millions of organizations and customers worldwide. The company’s PCmover software saves time and budget, reduces migration risks and increases efficiency. Only PCmover’s proprietary technology includes full selectivity that transfers data, applications and settings from an old PC to a new one, even if the versions of Windows are different. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.