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Replace Soonr with a better secure file sharing solution for MSPs

Why Replace Soonr?

If you were to goto soonr.com now, you would find Datto Unified File Backup. A couple years ago, it was Autotask Soonr Workplace. Datto has competing products in Datto Drive and Datto Backup. Autotask workplace pricing changed a couple times in the past.

As a MSP building a revenue generating service for your clients, it is unsettling to see a product with uncertain roadmap and price changes with the merger.

Why CentreStack?

First of all, CentreStack offers greater flexibility by providing both self-hosted and hosted solutions, as compared to Soonr's hosted-only solution. For Soonr and Autotask customers that are looking for the increased security, control and compliance of a self-hosted solution, CentreStack is the right fit. In addition, CentreStack offers features like selective-sync, NTFS permissions integration, drive mapping and file locking among many other common file sync and share features.

Secondly, after Autotask’s acquisition of Soonr to create the AutoTask Workplace, there were pricing changes; the partner strategy and relationships changed; and the development and issue fixing cycle changed. The Datto and Autotask merger makes the matter even more complicated. CentreStack is a better alternative for the stability of both the product and the partner relationship.

Finally, for ConnectWise customers who were using Soonr in the past, there may be a conflict of interest when using ConnectWise as a PSA tool, but also using a Workspace solution from AutoTask. CentreStack is here to help with the peace of mind. Here are some of the features you may find interesting.

NTFS Permissions

CentreStack has native NTFS integration to use existing permissions. Soonr loses NTFS permissions after migration.

On-Demand Sync

Soonr chews up bandwidth and storage syncing all files all the time. CentreStack syncs and caches files after first access.

Cloud Drive Mapping

CentreStack provides native drives, permissions and file locking. Soonr doesn't provide the same level of integration.

Granular Folder Permissions

Soonr only assigns permission at the top level folder. CentreStack assigns granular permissions at all levels.

Selective Sync

CentreStack can selectively sync to build a local cache based on hard drive capacity.

Modern User Interface

CentreStack provides weekly updates based on user feedback. Soonr's development cycles are much longer with older interfaces.

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Benefits after Replacing Soonr

Gain Permission Control

CentreStack has native NTFS permission integration and granular folder permission controls. It is much easier to implement access control in CentreStack.

Mobile Access to File Servers

Soonr requires that data gets copied to its own data centers. CentreStack provides the option to remotely access data on your existing file servers. This is an option in Soonr that is not a focus and does not work seamlessly because of the lack of native integration with NTFS and Active Directory.

Simpler User Experience

CentreStack's mapped drives are based on file system drivers for scalability and performance. End users get familiar mapped drives to access their files with file locking support.

Better Support

CentreStack listens to customers and partners while maintaining an agile development process that provides weekly product updates.

Get the Facts

Critical questions to ask when evaluating CentreStack as an alternative to Soonr. Make sure you consider these questions - and their answers - when it's decision time.

Data Privacy & Security
1. How does it manage files and folder permission?

Active Directory integration, NTFS integration and granular folder permission are all key features for a modern file sharing solution. Soonr doesn't have a good answer to this question.

User Experience
2. Does it synchronize files 100% to all devices?

Soonr depends on synchronizing files 100% to the end point device for it to be functional. Soonr is missing on-demand synchronization and enhanced selective synchronization. It also fails to provide a mapped drive for on-demand access with file locking.

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