Data migration is one of the biggest hassles a business can face in this day of nearly completely digital services.
We’ve all worked for a company who have two different computer systems, which do two slightly different functions. One may control the stock in the warehouse, whilst the other works solely with the accounts department, managing the client payments and your payroll.
The issue is that the information from the stock software has to feed into the accounts software in order for the invoices to be printed and the business to make any money.
This should be a simple automatic update. We say should be because we all know that there is no way that these two systems have been designed to talk to each other. The files one will create are never going to be in a format which the other finds readable or can interpret.
It all stems from one system being bought ten years before the other and no-one was in any position to think about future-proofing it. Then when the second system was bought, years later, the sales guy managed to convince you that there was no need to have the systems talking to each other.
Now you’re left with two systems which need to share information and one temp sat at a desk all day plugging data into a spreadsheet. Data entry is dull at the best of times and mistakes are always going to happen. This is not how it was supposed to happen.
Once you have found yourself in this position, there is no need to manually plug data into the system. This is where you employ a data migration services specialist.
They are a team of coding professionals who can create a bespoke solution for your systems. The solution will lead to your systems automatically sharing data and almost becoming one integrated solution.
Data migration might seem like a foreign concept and one your company can do without, but if you take away the techno-mumbo-jumbo and look at what it can actually do for your business, it soon becomes a no-brainer.
It’s a solution to the problem you have. It’s a seamlessly integrated solution which allows yours existing systems to work better.
It is a really simple concept at its heart; it makes sure you have the right data being used by right people and you know that data is error free.