Data Migrators

The Problem

 

The importance of data migration is, almost universally, woefully undervalued.  So often viewed as a necessary evil, a simple, short-term copying process, data migration is seen by many as a minor accompaniment to the main job of building or customising the target CRM/ERP solution.

Migration Success Statistics

Bloor Research, in their study “Data Migration in the Global 2000,” found that:
  • 37 percent suffer cost overruns
  • 67 percent are not delivered on time
  • 84 percent of data migration projects fail to meet expectations

Until we dispel the idea that data migration is easy, and that anyone who knows SQL or can operate an ETL tool can do it, these statistics will remain with us.

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