Data migration is a vital—but sometimes challenging—step in implementing an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.
At the heart of every ERP system is a shared database that enables employees across the organization to rely on the same, consistent set of information. When implementing ERP software, an organization has to move data from older systems into this database.
The data migration process can be complex and time-consuming. It’s important to plan carefully and do it right: Underestimating the time and effort required can delay the entire ERP implementation. And the accuracy and completeness of the transferred data is critical, because so many parts of the business—customer satisfaction, decision-making, supply chain and partner relationships—will rely on the database.