We’ll take the time to understand your data and what it’s used for. From who currently uses the data within your company, which departments your data touches and how will data be captured and used moving forward. We’ll then develop a plan to gather your data safely – depending on the volume of data you have will determine how long this will take, and any special measures that may be needed to facilitate this.
Before the data is migrated, we need to ensure that it’s safe. Once gathered, we’ll complete a full audit of your source data – this is the best and easiest way for us to identify any problems with your data that could be a hurdle further down the line. We will also identify any data that requires a cleanse from you – with some data being historic, it’s important to only carry over data that is of the most importance to your future goals.
Once we’ve reviewed your cleaned data, we’ll analyse your current data capture processes and provide advice and guidance on best practices for data gathering moving forward. At this time, we’ll also revisit your project timelines, highlighting which legacy systems will be shut down, and when, and what changes will be reflected for any new data that is inputted.
With some data being historic, now is the perfect time for it to be reformatted. We’ll inspect your data and assess whether it requires reformatting ready for your new stock management system. When it comes to importing your data, it’s not as easy as moving your data straight from one source to another. It’s likely your data will be in a wide range of formats, so time will be needed to reformat data, where necessary and ensure the correct data is present for each purpose.
To ensure complete confidence, we test, test and test again! We don’t leave testing to the end – throughout the planning and design phases, and during all implementation work, we complete rigorous testing of your data. This way, we can ensure that once complete, you’ll receive the desired outcome for your data. Should any issues arise, we use this time to review your project and make any necessary changes to aid success.
Now is the time to import your data! This can be quite a complex stage, with so much data to migrate, including SKUs, virtual and physical stock levels. In addition, your data may also include specific information about your goods, such as weights, pallet sizes and batch numbers. Ahead of this stage, we’ll agree a date for data import and our team will monitor this whole process to ensure data migrates to your new system efficiently.
Once your data has been imported, its vital that we complete checks to ensure what is detailed virtually, matches with your physical goods. Through these checks, we’ll make sure your stock and pricing integration is working in sync with your accounting and invoicing systems. Other, vital elements like automatic stock monitoring, batch control and bar-coding systems will also be checked to ensure all aspects of your data are working seamlessly.
We’re here to help you find the right system, whilst also removing the headaches and stress of a new integration. Get in touch to start your journey.
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Through our Suitability Assessment, we complete a full scoping session, where we learn more about your current processes and requirements to find the right solution for you.Suitability Assessment
Your data is pivotal for your business – with data coming in and out all the time, it’s vital that it migrated perfectly with your systems.Data Migration
We include a 1-3 month mandatory support period for all new projects as standard. This time is critical to ensuring that you’re comfortable and confident in using your new system.Support
We offer flexible training sessions which can be offered online (where appropriate), on-site at your own premises, or at our own training centre.Training