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Organizations choose to migrate data onto a single platform for a variety of reasons such as business transformation programs, new system implementations, or company mergers or de-amalgamations. However, data migration is not as straightforward as it may seem. The lack of a standard approach, end-to-end toolsets, skilled or experienced resources, and understanding of data migration complexity plague this space. Without the right protocols and migration strategy, there is a potential risk of overspending allocated budget, exceeding the timeline or high-value intellectual property leakage.
Established in 2016, Data MC has established its leadership in delivering highly complex data migrations while IT companies and software vendors are unwilling to commit to an end-to-end data migration due to the complexity and risk involved. John Lowe, CEO of Data MC, has carried out numerous successful SAP, AX Dynamics, TechnologyOne and bespoke implementation projects. Data MC has many years of collective experience dealing with every conceivable business data scenario such as ERP implementations, business process re-engineering, or underlying data defects clean up. The firm’s expert consultants are accustomed to any legacy system, platform, or data type such as financial data, CRM, HRP, among others. Data MC aims to transform the world of data migration, utilizing a fully business-integrated, mature, data migration methodology coupled with a skilled, experienced expert resource pool and its revolutionary DM REVOLVE toolset.
Data MC's 'BIDM' (Business Integrated Data Migration) methodology is a proprietary system, crafted and honed through many years of successfully implementing complex data migration projects.
Data MC has a full range of services, tools, and methodologies to support any data migration effort. With the strict use of automated source and target system refreshes, data extracts, script execution, data quality checking, and tagging, data loading, and finally the auditing and reporting, the whole data migration process is run end-to-end as often as is practicable, ideally nightly, depending on the size of the overall migration. Data MC's hand-picked technical project leads, consultants and data analysts work closely with the business and data owners from day one to understand, check, cleanse, and validate the data. This spreads the load of the business involvement and required effort, allowing for the creation of a much ‘cleaner’ data migration experience for all involved.
To ‘guarantee’ the result of the final data migration, the main cut-over, and system go-live deployment, the expected result should be known beforehand. Data MC's whole methodology is geared towards building a predictable outcome for the business during the final data migration, the systems go-live event. The ‘repeatability’ of the established data migration solution is there to support multiple end-to-end migration runs, nightly if possible, to enable all likely scenarios to be encountered and if necessary mitigated before the go-live event. The ability to schedule these nightly runs, is a major differentiating factor, separating Data MC from its competitors! There are many strategies Data MC leads, consultants and analysts utilize to contain the go-live event inside the cut-over window, from delta loads, script optimizations, to selection refinement. This all assists in ensuring a successful go-live deployment within the allocated timeframe.
“Collaboration with Data MC will effectively lower costs, reduce risks, and speed up the deployment process,” says Lowe. Data MC is constantly evolving DM REVOLVE for example, by incorporating AI to facilitate automated field-to-field mapping. In the very near future, Data MC will be utilizing new visionary techniques to allow for much broader and more productive interactions within the internal data migration process. DM REVOLVE is gaining more recognition within the APAC region due to its incredible data migration formula, Being totally agnostic of technologies both legacy source and target, it is continuously adapting and evolving to provide data migration smarter, faster, better than anything else currently available in the market today. "DM REVOLVE is a 'revolution followed by continual evolution' of its toolsets, thus its name," concludes Lowe.