SAP data migrations

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Data migration with IBsolution means


Minimum risk

thanks to many years of experience of IBsolution's consultants


Rapid implementation

thanks to tried and tested procedures and migration templates


Maximum budget security

thanks to the implementation of migration projects at a fixed price

Why migrate data?

The reasons for a data migration can be manifold. They range from the introduction of new software to the digitization of analog processes or complete technology changes. However, all data migrations have one thing in common: In order to make a data transfer successful, existing information must be adapted to a new data structure.

Data migrations are not only a necessary evil, but also offer great opportunities for business. They represent an ideal opportunity to clean up and tidy up old data stocks and, if necessary, to enrich them with external information.

Strategy and goals

No matter what the exact reason for a data migration is, it's usually about improving performance and competitiveness. But you have to get it right. Less successful data migrations can result in inaccurate data with redundancies and imponderables. This can happen even with fully usable and appropriate source data. In addition, problems that were already present in the source data can have an increased impact when migrating to a new, more complex system.

With a comprehensive strategy, you can ensure that a data migration runs smoothly and that problems are considered and resolved in advance.

A strategic data migration plan should consider the following factors:

  • Perform data migrations as a separate project
    A data migration must be carried out gradually and systematically as an independent project. If a data migration is treated as an independent project, tools and methods are usually available to correctly plan, control and monitor processes.
  • Involve departments
    Nobody knows their data better than the user - the specialist department. No migration can therefore be carried out by IT staff alone. Specialist departments should be involved in processes and informed about them from the very beginning. They can also take responsibility for the quality of the data. Problem cases and subsequent analyses can be prevented or at least limited.
  • Knowledge of the data
    Prior to data migration, the source data must be subjected to a complete check. If this step is omitted, unexpected problems may occur. It is therefore advisable to schedule the time of the data check correctly.
  • Cleanup
    If you have identified problems with the source data, they must be corrected. This may require additional software tools and resources.
  • Maintenance
    Data gets worse and worse over time and therefore unreliable. Therefore, controls must be in place to maintain data quality.
  • Governance
    Data quality tracking and reporting are important because they provide a better understanding of data integrity. The processes and tools used to provide this information should be user-friendly and include automated functions.



Typical procedures for a data migration

There are different migration types and tools (like Data Services, Migration Cockpit or other ETL tools) to extract and migrate data from source systems. Which tool is the better choice depends strongly on your personal situation.

  • Is it an initial load?
  • Do data from multiple systems need to be consolidated?
  • Should the data be enriched with external data?
  • Is a duplicate check necessary?
  • etc.



More information and offerings on data migration

Successful data migration | IBsolution

What companies need to do for successful data migration

When companies implement new business software such as an ERP system, they need to move their data from the old system to the new one. Often, however, insufficient attention is paid to data migration – resulting in project delays, higher costs and a negative impact on day-to-day operations.

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Tips for data migration | IBsolution

5 tips for a successful data migration: How to make the move a success

Data is invaluable to companies in the digital age. In the complex IT landscapes of companies, they are available in different formats, on different data storage devices and in various data systems.

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Challenges in data maintenance | IBsolution

Quality comes first: Challenges in data maintenance

Data is the most important raw material of the 21st century. Everyday business life is full of situations in which data plays a central role. When introducing new software based on master data, business partners, customer addresses and the material master must be properly maintained so that the subsequent processes run smoothly.

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Are you currently thinking about how you can migrate your data quickly and securely?

Our offer for you:

  • Pre-analysis workshops
  • Extraction of data from source systems
  • Data validation
  • Data Enrichment
  • Data cleansing
  • Data migration test system
  • GoLive
  • Delta Load
  • Hypercare
  • Fullservice Data migration


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