Kickstart is an additional tool that our partners gain access to. This tool is designed to be a frictionless application to get you around the table and begin conversations about the cloud with clients.
The first page you will see within the kickstart tool is the questionnaire page. This page is used to understand potential motives for moving to the cloud (Which best describes your cloud objective), other questions will relate to the data we show in later sections (Do you know which cloud providers you want to use). All of these answers come are exportable out of the platform in the summary section of the platform. As this has been designed to be frictionless, you can fill in questions you have answers to or alternatively skip this section. However, the more information you can provide the better the outputs.
This section allows you to upload the server information you have from the client. You can use the template featured in the top left 'Download Server File Template'. This will show you all of the columns you can have uploaded. We have also included the ability to upload a raw RV Tools file into the platform on this page. Our system will figure out and understand the correct columns to use over the multiple sheets RV Tools provides. This is to help make the process of evaluating a client's infrastructure even easier.
It must also be stated this tool currently has a limit of 250 servers, we can upload higher volumes. This would need to be discussed with your Customer Success Manager or Account Manager.
This section functions similar to our Server Inventory screen in the main platform. This screen is used for you to validate fields uploaded into the platform. In many cases you may upload a generic Operating System, this page will allow you to narrow these operating systems to their specific versions for example. We also allow you to export the server inventory out of the platform in the event you wish to re-upload these at a later date.
Cloud Cost Modeller
This section functions similar to our full cloud cost modeller featured in the main AppScore platform. This tool allows you to filter the data featured and apply specific cloud settings to understand at a granular level the potential costs you will pay for going to each of the cloud providers you selected in the questionnaire section.
This section features all of the outputs of data that have been previously inputted into the application. You will see throughout this page a breakdown of the following:
- Server Estate - Broken down of data centre distribution and the number of applications. Reports
- Cloud Cost Modeller - Showing a potential cost of using the cloud providers selected.
- Reports - These reports will feature breakdowns of data centres, costs, cloud readiness, technical debt and much more.
- Vendor Incentives - This breaks down the vendor incentives you may be entitled to based on the data input into the platform.
- Export to Powerpoint - This exports all the data featured in the summary into a PowerPoint file. This can then be used to have a conversation with your end client about the cloud. This file can be reskinned with any templates you are currently using.
Once you have completed an assessment with an end user, you can reuse your Kickstart account, all you need to do is reset it. This can be done by clicking the user icon in the top right and selecting the red button stating 'Reset Data'. This will then reset the data in the platform, leaving it ready to use next time.
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