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Data Migration

What is Data Migration?

Simply put, data migration is the moving of data from a legacy system to a new one. It usually requires conversion between the old format and the new one.

There is never a better time to perform data integration and data cleaning than as part of the data migration phase of your project.

What we do

How you interact with your data has a huge impact on the success of your information system project, in more ways than “just” maximising the value of your legacy data.

Getting to know your data intimately by examining your legacy data, deciding what data you want to collect in the future and the choosing the data collection points will improve your planning, design and decision process involving all facets of the system implementation process, including system selection.

This is why we recommend starting with a review, an “inventory” of your data assets, and proceeding as follows:

  1. Analysing the data within the source system/s,
  2. Review and recommendations as to what parts of the legacy data should be brought into the new system,
  3. Defining the data structure of the target system,
  4. Mapping the data between the source and the target systems,
  5. Extracting the required data from the source system/s,
  6. Identifying data quality issues, and (In most cases) going through the process of data integration and data cleaning to resolve them,
  7. Converting data structures as needed, and
  8. Loading the data into the new system.