Organisations invest a large amount of money, time and effort in buying and customising a new ERP system. Although the system does not become of value to the business until data from the legacy system has been integrated in, many companies expend less effort to the process of data migration than should be.
The challenge is populating the new system with legacy data and if the data migration activity is left to the last minute you can end up just dropping data from the legacy system straight into the new system and the new system is unlikely to deliver the reporting needed by the business. A lot of planning has to go into it even before you actually start preparing the migration scripts.
IMS provide data migration planning and services including assistance with the following:
- Data Mapping for the new ERP system
- Establishing of a Data Migration Project and methodology
- Determining which legacy data is fit for moving to new ERP and which data can be discarded.
- Data Identification
- Data Collection
- Data Massaging
- Data Verification (again after Massaging)
- Data Movement
- Data Maintenance
Every Implementation has its own set of Challenges in terms of the Data Migration. IMS consultants are highly trained and have a wealth of experience. The first step in preparing a data migration plan with IMS is for you to invite us to assess your current system capabilities and ensure you are fully optimising these before spending unnecessary money on new systems or upgrades. Sign up here for a request for us to provide an assessment!