Upgrading an ERP system presents a number of challenges to many organizations. However, many of these challenges can be alleviated by integrating a business intelligence (BI) solution during the upgrade process. This is especially true if the BI solution is based on a data warehouse and implemented using a data warehouse automation platform.
Data conversion is one of the key activities involved in upgrading an ERP system. Therefore, it is also an appropriate time to assess the quality of the data that is to be converted. Businesses that decide to implement a data warehouse during the ERP will discover that doing so provides an opportunity to address all their data quality issues.
Traditionally, report conversion is another key activity of the ERP upgrade process. However, when businesses are implementing a data warehouse at the same time, they have an opportune moment to reevaluate their reporting needs to avoid spending time converting obsolete reports.
This document provides a detailed discussion of the benefits of incorporating a data warehouse when upgrading an ERP system.
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