Don’t let data migration put you off implementing a new software solution.
We understand that data migration is an area perceived as a problem when thinking about changing software provider. We also understand that data migration often involves new processes, and input from non-operational teams, and can be a cause for concern for several reasons:
- Bad previous experience
- Fear of the unknown
- Lack of information
We know that the decision to implement new software is not taken lightly. It takes planning, financing, requirements analysis, scheduling, and stakeholder commitment to ensure the successful delivery of the project. The new technology will require changes to work processes, and staff training, but the long-term benefits will far outweigh the short-term transition. We will nurture you through the process, read about how we did this for Northumberland County Council.
Data – a valuable resource
If you decide to have a blank system with no data from your old system, you will have no migration challenges. You have a clean slate to begin working from, and the only thinking you need to do is to make sure you are capturing the data you want in the new system. However, most organisations value their data, and need to migrate that data to the new software application, and difficulties arise with the formats that the old or new systems utilise data in. At this point, the expertise of your new partner to make the data migration journey as smooth as possible, is crucial.
Alphatec has its roots in data. We understand that data migration is a critical step for any project, and we take a consultative approach. We work with you to undertake a business data mapping analysis, helping you understand your requirements, and ensuring as much data as possible is imported into your new Alphatec application. We use simple spreadsheet-based import formats with a range of standard and custom fields, and we work with you to undertake pre-import checks to make sure everything is where it should be, before you go-live. All of this means that when you first open your new system, it is rich with your data and you’re ready to start seeing the benefits of digital transformation.