If you are thinking of implementing ERP system to replace your old system, all the data that your company has accumulated has a substantial value. Data migration is very important because the program needs all the data from the past, to create an accurate projections and figures for the future. Though, lots of company do not understand this important stage of ERP implementation.
Migrating company’s data from the old system to ERP system is indeed very important for starting a whole new set of better data management to be used as useful informations. This is actually an essential early step for new commercial software adoption. Some companies might think that business will be starting with a new data and those old datas won’t have any use, and also some possibilities that the data might be corrupted or stored in an old fashioned way.
Here are some tips of what kind of data and how to make it “usable” by your ERP system.
Selecting relevant information
The more data to migrate from the old system to your updated ERP might be useful. But you might want to select some information, cause some markers or figures might be only valuable to the old system, which is accepted by the ERP system. There is also a possibility of changes in how the company operates and changes in business plans, so these old data might be useless in modernized technology
Scheduling a task for migration is important so that we are prepared with clean data so it will have plenty of figures and factors to work with. This is often neglected as there are many factors and variables to consider when we managing an ERP implementation.
Some conversion on the data might need to be performed because it might have different structure between the old legacy system and recent ERP system. Your company should be growing rapidly that is why you need ERP to keep up with the information, and of course your unit measurements might have expanded for greater levels of details.
Even though not all the data could be migrated to the ERP system after the implementation, it might be useful to create archives just in case we need some reference. Also it may not be as useful for making projections and adjusting operations immediately but it is good to have some record for recurring problems.