We help Microsoft-centric enterprises fully adopt the cloud & adapt to new ways of working.


Legacy Data & Service Migration

Move it, don’t lose it

Adopting new systems and platforms is a bit like moving house:  You have all the excitement of a new home, but the stress and inconvenience of packing and moving your belongings.

We like to describe Essential as a ‘removals company’ for your data and systems, with a reputation for tackling trickier jobs, such as:

  • Migrating large, sensitive, or proprietary data stores into Microsoft 365, so you can manage & find everything ‘under one roof’
  • Synchronising new, legacy and disconnected systems so everyone has the latest contact information
  • Switching legacy systems to new or preferable technologies that leverage SaaS & your Microsoft 365 infrastructure.

What our customers have to say about us

City and Guilds

What our customers have to say

From a business perspective it is vital that we make the move as pain-free as possible for our staff and that no emails go missing. Additionally, by re-housing all our legacy and ongoing email records in one solution, the City & Guilds Group stands to benefit from significantly reduced support overheads and operational costs

City and Guilds Switches Email Clouds

Ian Turfrey, Explained Director of IT at the City & Guilds Group

What our customers have to say

[Thanks to syncing AD with our HR system] there is now a greater confidence across the business that the information people now see in their iPhones and email is accurate, and manual data entry has all but been eliminated.

Andrew Dugdell, Business Systems Manager at Kumtor Gold Company (KGC)

What our customers have to say

The challenge was to migrate 11TB of Public Folders for our 5,000 users, which the Essential team carried out professionally with a minimum of downtime.

Kenneth Olsted, Norconsult AS
Essential Public Folder Migration Microsoft Shipping Giant Cover Image

What our customers have to say

“Thank you so much for a successful migration and all help and guidance on the way. You and your team have been very helpful throughout the project.”

Kenneth Olsted, Norconsult AS