One of the biggest problems a business can face is having to deal with erroneous data. You may not even be aware of this quality issue and its costly consequences. The cliché “garbage in, garbage out” is particularly applicable to a migration. To ensure a successful and efficient migration, xLM Solutions starts with a vigorous analysis to scope out potential migration issues. We then assist in mapping and transforming the data from the legacy system to the new PLM system.
Data cleanup is an essential part of a smooth migration. With any migration, it is critical that the data is clean including:
- Working links
- Good meta-data
- Appropriate file naming conventions
- No duplicate file names, part numbers, etc.
- Identify incompatible behaviors between legacy system and target system
At xLM Solutions, our PLM experts take the data cleansing process very seriously. We do not begin a migration project without properly addressing the data cleansing process. We run various reports to analyze the existing data, determine its quality and identify key issues in collaboration with our customers. After we develop procedures and tools to help clean the data, we choose the correct technology or develop migration routines to migrate the data. Sequentially, we test and validate the data in together with our customers as we believe the best testing is done by actual users who are familiar with the data.
We plan and support the entire process including the production migration and user support for pre-production data load. All of this can be conducted either on or off site depending on the most cost-effective manner for your business needs.