Data Migration is the Longest, Riskiest and Most Expensive Part of an ERP Implementation or Upgrade
Too Many Things Can Go Wrong
Not only is data migration the highest cost in your ERP project, approximately 70-90% fail from time or budget over-runs. The typical approach is to bring all transactional data into your new system, which poses a huge risk to the larger project. But, accessing and storing all the information your organization has built over the years is a non-negotiable and essential part of every Microsoft Dynamics implementation. After all, that data runs your business.
The Quality of Data is Jeopardized
The traditional approach of migrating all transactional records into a new ERP puts nearly all your data in danger. Having someone detached from your business and its processes perform matching, duplicate detection, and data loading introduces a large margin of error and often results in inaccurate reporting and incomplete visibility when the ERP project is done. All of the sudden, your shiny new business management system is a step backward, not forward.
No One Agrees on What Data to Move Over
The data accessible to users once a new ERP solution goes live is arguably the most important aspect to the success of your implementation. But, since the volume of data moving over directly impacts budget and timelines, generally users argue for more of it while the technical team push for less in order to reduce risk and complexity. Why decide? There is no need to introduce debate and delays when there is an easy, painless way to ensure all the data is available from day 1.
The Big Secret to Painless Data Migration
If you are planning an ERP upgrade or new implementation, the most difficult and expensive choices you’ll face in the project will be about migrating legacy data into a new system. Should you invest in the time and money to plan, post, validate, and test all your transactional data in the new Dynamics solution, or do you leave historical transactions behind?
This white paper from the Jet data experts explains the latest thinking on how to change your business process management system, and not compromise on any of your data or introduce more risks into your ERP project – while keeping your money and your sanity.
Automated Data Migration Success
Maintain multiple sources of legacy data in one fast, easy solution
With Jet Analytics, all best practices of data migration and management are automated through programmatically loading data into a data warehouse and reporting environment built for your new Microsoft Dynamics solution at the same time it is extracted from the legacy database. This advanced extract, transform and load (ETL) process will do up to 95% of the work for you, automatically generating SSIS scripts to move the data from the old system to the data warehouse without laborious and error-prone manual data loading processes.
Jet Analytics is designed for any upgrade or move to:
Easy Reporting and Analytics Across All Data
Take the complexity out of historical reporting for users
Jet delivers a complete reporting and analytics platform, in a familiar Excel environment. Users don’t need to know the underlying data structure in order to quickly and easily build any report they need from the new Dynamics database and across all the current, historical and legacy systems, simultaneously. Access any transactional detail, over any time period, and build powerful, robust operational reports and dashboards in minutes.
Set Up Once, Migrate for Life
Never fear an ERP upgrade again
The Jet approach to data migration ensures data integrity across all of your systems indefinitely. Our data warehouse automation platform is built to grow with your business and your Microsoft Dynamics investment, so you can be free to upgrade to the latest ERP technology anytime without ever worrying about the costs and complexities of data migration again. In fact, all the reports and dashboards you build will automagically upgrade as well, without having to rewrite or record them, so there are also no report upgrade costs again, ever!
Improve Database Speed and Performance
Improve Database Speed and Performance
By using the Jet Analytics data warehouse for your data migration, you’ll eliminate the need to store and accommodate the large volumes of historical transactions in your new ERP so you can achieve the ultimate speed and productivity. Don’t let those hundreds of thousands, sometime millions, of records slow down your new Dynamics solution out of the gate. Start clean – without having to worry about the additional size bogging it down.
Jet isn’t just a reporting add-on that works with Dynamics ERP, it’s a reporting add-on that was MADE for Dynamics ERP – we work directly with Microsoft. Jet Global solutions are tested and repeatedly implemented with AX, NAV and GP to work right out of the box. We know what we’re doing because we know everything about your solution – inside and out!
Jet was designed to get you up and running in hours, not weeks or months. Pre-built reports, dashboards, cubes, automated data warehousing and an intuitive design means rapid time-to-value. And by using the familiar Excel user interface, we reduce the time it takes for your staff to maximize productivity. This isn’t your typical software project – it’s fast, easy and effective.
At Jet Global, we love what we do. In fact, you could say we’re data geeks. We know that simply giving you tools isn’t the way to truly improve your business. That’s why we have full support and training resources, including an extensive knowledge base and an active community forum, designed to get your team up to speed quickly.
Reports for Life: 5 Reasons You Need Report Portability with your Next Microsoft Dynamics Upgrade
Deployment of a new ERP system or a version upgrade creates an expectation that you’ll gain greater flexibility in manipulating, analyzing, and reporting from the mountains of data produced by a high-powered transaction engine such as Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. But, few people realize that there’s more than one way to get the reporting and analytics functionality they need and maintain it from one version of Dynamics to the next.
Read this white paper to better understand how reporting contributes to the scope of your implementation and upgrade, what your options for data management and analysis are, and how to adopt the fastest, lowest cost way that best fits your needs.