Data Migration is the dirty little secret of ERP implementations -- it is the most overlooked aspect of a successful project. But without clean, accurate data, your new ERP system will be worthless.
In a data migration project, the client is normally responsible for the following activities
Data across all legacy systems must be extracted. Our data experts regularly extract data from legacy ERPs, main frames, green screens including AS/400 systems. Once extracted, your consultant will review all tables and records with you to assess your data needs for the new system versus what can be discarded. We will help you identify all entities, master records, open transactions, historical detail and trial balance requirements.
Before we can map your existing data to the new ERP template, our team will clean and deduplicate your data with automated scripts and tools. Then they will create cross reference tables to match records from your old software to the new ERP template. Finally, our tools and scripts will automate the transformation of your old data into the new ERP format which saves unimaginable time when fixing errors during loading and data validation.
Our Data Consultants will upload your data into your new ERP at various points during your implementation which helps you identify errors and fix problems early on. Holding “data dress rehearsals” prevents a host of problems from occurring during cutover, paving the way for a smooth go-live.
ERP Advisors Group assigns a highly trained expert in data migration as your Technical Lead for your data migration project. The Technical Lead works in conjunction with Data Migration Specialists to assess the following:
Once your Data Migration Consultants complete their analysis and understand the condition of your data and the scope of what you need, they will recommend the amount of time needed to complete all data migration activities, including providing full support during your ERP go-live. We will also provide a Technical Document which memorializes your data decisions to the correct degree of detail your team needs.
ERP Advisors Group’s expertise in data manipulation and consolidation was excellent. I did not always know the answers, but they would provide prototype files and clarify the information and structure being reviewed. They guided us rather than us having to evaluate and digest the extensive information ourselves. I would recommend ERP Advisors Group; in fact, I have already done so at some vendor conventions.