Legacy System Data Migration

Upgrading your old business software is a great way to protect your organization’s most valuable asset – Data. Not only does the new software can keep your business up to date with the latest technology but it also can increase productivity and help your business grow.

Businesses typically replace their legacy system in order to satisfy present and future operations that the old system simply could not achieve. As legacy applications age and can no longer accommodate the current business workflow operations, they must retire and be replaced with new applications. A new software must then be purchased (out of the box) or developed (custom software implementation) as a replacement to the legacy software. With almost every software upgrade, the business data must be migrated as well, as it is a critical component for an organization’s operations. That’s where the data migration process takes place.

The process of migrating data between systems is a challenge that many organizations face in today’s business environment. Data preservation is a key concern that many companies question when deciding to migrate critical business data from an older system to a modern one. Even though the process of moving data from one system to another is complex and presents challenges and risks, it should not be a showstopper as the benefits of data migration outweigh the drawbacks.

Typical Benefits of Data Migration

  • Eliminate duplicate or inaccurate data
  • Make better business decisions with accurate data
  • Increased return on investment (ROI) for the new system
  • Reduce risks and errors that were associated to legacy system and database
  • Eliminate or reduce database maintenance when implementing new system in a cloud

Our Approach to Legacy System Data Migration

The overall data migration approach can be described in few basic steps

  1. Review current system’s data structure
  2. Identify any known issues with current data
  3. Create a data migration plan for moving the data
  4. Implement migration plan
  5. Test and address any known issues
  6. Roll Out

Since each organization is unique, so is each data migration. If not done correctly, the migration process can damage the data (ex. produce inaccurate or erroneous data). This can cost your business valuable time and reduce your overall productivity. With our extensive experience with migrating data between systems, Inceptico has developed a proven data migration process designed to address key challenges. We will work with you to develop a strategy that will ensure a successful outcome and a smooth transition to your new system. Contact us today to find out how your business can benefit from data migration.