Spanning Features

Spanning

Backup and recovery for Office 365, G Suite, & Salesforce

3.95/5 (20 reviews)

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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Bare-Metal Restore
Cloud Backup
Compliance Management
Continuous Backup
Customizable Reports
Data Migration
Data Recovery
Data Retention Management
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Disaster Recovery
Employee Self Service
Encryption
HIPAA Compliant
Historical Reporting
Incremental Backup
Local Server Options
Monitoring
Progress Tracking
Retention Policy
Risk Alerts
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Status Tracking
Storage Management
Summary Reports
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
VM Backup
Version Control
Web Access / Restoration
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Bare-Metal Restore
Cloud Backup
Compliance Management
Continuous Backup
Customizable Reports
Data Migration
Data Recovery
Data Retention Management
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Disaster Recovery
Employee Self Service
Encryption
HIPAA Compliant
Historical Reporting
Incremental Backup
Local Server Options
Monitoring
Progress Tracking
Retention Policy
Risk Alerts
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Status Tracking
Storage Management
Summary Reports
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
VM Backup
Version Control
Web Access / Restoration
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API
Access Controls/Permissions
Active Directory Integration
Activity Dashboard
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Audit Trail
Automatic Backup
Backup Log
Backup Scheduling
Bare-Metal Restore
Cloud Backup
Compliance Management
Continuous Backup
Customizable Reports
Data Migration
Data Recovery
Data Retention Management
Data Security
Data Storage Management
Disaster Recovery
Employee Self Service
Encryption
HIPAA Compliant
Historical Reporting
Incremental Backup
Local Server Options
Monitoring
Progress Tracking
Retention Policy
Risk Alerts
Role-Based Permissions
SSL Security
Scheduled / Automated Reports
Search/Filter
Secure Data Storage
Status Tracking
Storage Management
Summary Reports
Task Scheduling
Third Party Integrations
VM Backup
Version Control
Web Access / Restoration
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Spanning Feature Reviews

17 reviewers had the following to say about Spanning's features:

Aaron K.

Spanning Backup for G Suite makes backup and recovery simple.

2018-09-12

It allows them to feel like they are empowered and in control and not to be embarrassed by having to ask.

Pros

Easy to use Secure Dependable Price Cloud Based Self Service for staff

Cons

Weekly reporting can be a bit cryptic.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel W.

Verified Reviewer

No development, bad UX and really slow Interface

2021-02-11

After we cancelled, it was claimed that the contract would continue for another year, although contractually something else was agreed. I wish, I had never started with them.

Pros

Implementation and rollout was fast and easy.

Cons

The user interface and the UX is a disaster.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: GetApp
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Bill W.

Spanning

2020-03-11

Overall positive, recovery capabilities and interface is excellent

Pros

Very advanced functionality. Ease of setup and recovery.

Cons

Integration with VSA could be more featured

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Pharmaceuticals company, 51-200 employees)

Spanning for Salesforce is a Must-Have

2021-06-21

We needed a backup solution for our Salesforce metadata primarily. We run multiple Salesforce environments due to the nature of our business and we are also migrating from one environment to another. Spanning was among the tools used in that migration project.

Pros

Overall an easy to navigate user-interface. Authenticating across different Salesforce environments is easy as well.

Cons

It would be helpful to be able to conduct Field Level restores. We're limiting to restoring an entire object. We can restore Flows and Workflows, but not Processes in Process Builder specifically. In this role, I inherited a mix of different automations, so this is not specifically a problem with Spanning other than it does appears that no all of our automations are accounted for.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben M.

Totally inadequate for business grade protection

2021-04-05

The support is not easy to reach and when you do, it rarely provides what I would call a resolution.

Pros

It is cheap. Price is the only thing going for it.

Cons

When I discuss this with account management, they advise that they really do prefer providing support via email.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Steve G.

Solid, works well, but locked in to the provider

2020-12-22

However, I ultimately decided to replace it with CubeBackup in order to regain control of my stored backups.

Pros

Solid and reliable. Does what it says on the tin.

Cons

Locked in to the provider for backup storage.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Richard T.

SaaS needs protection -- and Spanning just works!

2018-10-03

Even though Google provides their own backup service, it is not intuitive and so Spanning makes it very easy for me to see when my data has been backed up, and easily restore any individual emails, files or files directly.

Pros

The peace of mind it gives me that my Google Apps data is backed up and easily restored when I need it.

Cons

The interface might do with an overhaul -- but it's certainly very useable as is.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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JP G.

Excellent Salesforce Backup Utility

2018-09-13

Spanning's backup solution seamlessly integrates with Salesforce and allows us to track the status of our backups and restore selected information with ease.

Pros

One of Spanning's most valuable features is that it functions withing Salesforce, integrating very well and eliminating the need to visit another website or use a different application to check the status of and access backups.

Cons

While initial sales and setup support can be conducted via phone, ongoing support is primarily conducted via email.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Music company, 1-10 employees)

Spanning offers the best SaaS Backup!

2019-05-30

Pros

They protect us from malware, hackers, accidental deletion, and there's no storage limitations.

Cons

Their point-in-time restore has come in handy more often than not.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marya C.

Great In-App UI

2018-10-04

Pros

It's easy to navigate the User Interface.

Cons

I've only reached out to support once and it took a bit of going back and forth to get the answer I needed.

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kim P.

Backups made easy

2020-10-30

If you discard it’s faults, it’s a good service and works as it should for what you need.

Pros

You get unlimited backups which makes it ideal for businesses with tons of data. It supports all file types, which is pretty rare to find in a backup service.

Cons

Doesn’t have a mobile app. Very few scheduling options.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Rik T.

Unitrends Spanning Backup

2020-08-07

The ability to restore One drive files from deleted users is MUCH easier than the same process through powershell.

Pros

Once you get set up it's pretty much independent. No further tweaking needed. No schedules, no worries.

Cons

GUI was a little difficult to set up for a lot of users. Needed to get into powershell to license for a large group.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Vedran Š.

Review

2018-09-13

Great experience so far with backing up all G Suite accounts (emails, docs...)

Pros

Ease of overall usage, does what it has to do. Flexible licensing, great support.

Cons

Sometimes errors appear in backup, but mostly the problem is on Google's side and is resolved in a day or two.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin H.

Beware Bait and Switch!

2019-09-18

We emailed support and they said "To have Team Drive Backup enabled for your domain, we ask that you have at least 90 percent of your users licensed with Spanning." which doesn't make sense for our business since most of our users are very light email-only users.

Pros

Software can do what it says, and setup is fairly straight forward, but beware you are likely to get caught without backups when you need them most!

Cons

Google Team Drive Backup is enabled during the trial but after you purchase they disable it on you without warning.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 10001+ employees)

Reliable and easy-to-use

2020-01-03

This software is very useful when I go offline and lose my connection to the cloud.

Pros

Here we have an unlimited storage opportunity and a free trial period, it is enough to feel comfort of it.

Cons

If you don't have enough space at your Google account, then you should empty some..

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Stanley M.

Lost my data, TWICE!

2021-03-29

Due to someone not provisioning our licenses correctly they lost years of data back in 2020.

Pros

The expectation that data would be backed up automatically.

Cons

The software worked. But due to some mixup they did not provision license correctly which caused us to lose our backups.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

0/10
Source: Capterra
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chris d.

Spanning is the best google drive backup system by far

2021-03-02

we've been looking for a simple. Efficient system to make automated backups of our gmail and gsuite. We've tried several, but they all promise the world but don't deliver, or at the end are much more expensive than initially shown. Spanning is perfect.

Pros

Even though google drive says that the risk of data loss is extremely small, it cannot be excluded.

Cons

their customer support is good but slow. The multitude of departments are not always in the best communication

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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