Migrating ERP and CRM systems

Migrating ERP and CRM systems

One of the biggest headaches when moving to a new ERP/CRM system is the loss of data from the previous system. This data would typically encompass, master file records, such as stock, customers plus the associated transaction data.  This data has enormous value to your company and because of this value there is normally a requirement to transfer it to a new system.

 

The typical method of transfer would be an export of information at a point of time from you existing system, followed by some manipulation of that data before an import into the new system. This would usually be done by your new vendor.

There is often a large cost associated with this transfer and it can only be run once and any work that is done relates to the migration of data only. Where does flow fit into this equation? Flow can be used to build a bridge between the two applications.  Data links between the two systems can be created to transfer the required information between the two systems.  This has an important benefit in that you have some flexibility in how you transfer information.

 

Say your go live date is delayed.  Flow can continue to transfer information until the point you are ready to go live on the new system negating the need to re run the import job at a later data.

If you want to run parallel for a period of time, Flow can transfer some or all of the data , if required to reduce the need to rekey , and in turn reduce the cost of running parallel.

Another benefit is that now that connectors have been built for your new system, these can be used to integrate other business applications. This means that the cost of data migration which normally has no future benefit can have some downstream benefits for your organisation for future integrations.

 

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