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How we can help your data migration succeed

Our experts support your team and their use of our software. We help introduce more efficient ways to succeed with their data migration projects. 

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Data Migration Strategy

Getting the strategy to a plan is the first step towards a successful programme and for a successful data migration project.

What's included, what's not, and how to get it done

  • What benefits that the data migrations are going to deliver?
  • Who owns what issues and the methodology/ approach?
  • How to decide, communicate, document and structure the work to be done?
  • How go get from strategy, over scope to the actual plan?

A data migration strategy should be articulated that can be operationalized in a plan, and a set of deliverables should be linked back to the objectives of the overall programme.

These activities should be supported by methods and tools that help the migration team document, process, and execute the migration in a structured and measurable form.

The 'toolset' should also support transparency from objectives to specifications into actual deliverables and evaluation or testing.

All should be managed in a transparent environment to make the results visible to team members and stakeholders

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Best approach to start with the Data Migration Plan

Getting started with the definition of roles, first steps and apply an agile and iterative approach

The Data Migration Plan is the operational part of the data migration strategy.

Break the strategic objectives into manageable chunks of work so they can be executed over time given available resources and other constrains?

This is best done in small pieces that you can manage over short periods -  incremental and agile.

For this to be successful, the overall architecture of the solution needs to be robust and understood from the beginning so the additional elements don’t conflict or undo the good work already carried out.

In this step-by-step approach, you make early progress, get a good feeling all around as you dig further down into the difficult bits, but also continue to progress towards your goal without having to rework.

Start with something simple, extend it, and add complexity later.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Discovery and Scope

    We assist organisation turn their strategic data migration objectives in to a practical plan for their team. Our software provides methods and process support to structure the works and functionality to track progress and issues. 

  • Project Management

    Our experienced data migration managers will can the lead or support your team in getting the team formed and activities planned, managed and executed.   

  • Migration Design

    For us Migration Design is the system or data architects view of the migration. Quite we assist organisations with this aspect as it requires special attention when dealing with large complex systems structures and concerns.  

  • Team Training

    Our FREE Self-Study course consists of a number of guided exercises that allow team members get proficient in a matter of days. In addition, we typically support teams with bespoke workshops or targeted training should that be needed. 

  • Migration Mapping

    Our experts can either support your team or take a hands-on role in the projects to ensure the best application of our software. We work with data migration teams, to get the most value from hopp in any setting, typically change our role from hands on to more supportive over the early phases of the project. 

  • Integration and Extensions

    The are from time to time more technical integration requirements in most large-scale projects. Our team has the skills and is always ready to assist when needed. Typically, we can do the job faster due to our familiarity with the issues.

Training your team

Here’s how we train your team to apply and leverage our data migration software

  • Understanding the Basics

    Begin by introducing your team to the fundamentals of data migration. Explain why it’s crucial for businesses undergoing modernization or transformation.

    Familiarize them with the challenges faced during data migration, such as business complexity, skills constraints, time limitations, and data quality issues.

  • Hopp’s Software Features

    Studio: Train your team to use the collaborative interface in Studio. They can create business objects, apply rules, and validate data mappings.

    Core: Teach them how Core auto-generates rules and migration code based on Studio’s mapping.

    Portal: Show them how to collaborate, test, deploy, and execute the data migration process using the web-based Portal.

  • Scalability and Seamless Transfer

    Explain that Hopp’s software is scalable, handling complex data structures and business requirements effortlessly.

    Emphasize the seamless data transfer—data is transformed during migration, making integration with the target system easier and reducing manual data manipulation.

  • Reporting and Auditing

    Train your team on using the built-in reporting and auditing capabilities. They can track migration progress and ensure accurate data transfer.

  • Full Integration

    Show them how the software works with any application—whether bespoke, industry-specific, or standard (e.g., Salesforce, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Netsuite, and SAP).

  • Collaboration

    Encourage stakeholder collaboration. All team members should have a common view of the data migration project.

  • Iterative Approach

    Explain that Hopp empowers an iterative and agile data migration process.

    Highlight the benefits: swift progress, high data quality, and successful migrations.

Remember, proficiency in using Hopp’s software deepens with experience.

Encourage your team to explore the training exercises provided by Hopp to enhance their skills.

How we work

We have worked on many projects over the last 20 years and have been faced with a number of challenges common to most migration projects and some pitfalls that were unique to each project.

We know what we are good at and how to succeed with data migration projects.

Our experts work mainly remotely and can support data migration projects in any industry and geography.

FAQS

The main task in any data migration project is to document the target system requirements (data fields, validation, dependencies etc…) and ensure that the source system (or otherwise) can deliver these data elements.

Once the identification has taken place, the Data Migration Analyst maps the data, applies dependencies, and validate it to ensure that the correct data is delivered to the target system as part of the data migration.

The task can, for the most part, be simple. But for some parts, it's not so simple, for others, quite complex, and, in the worst case, impossible. Sometimes, the sheer number of data elements needing to be mapped makes it difficult to manage—at other times, it’s the complexity.

Complex data migration is a highly specialised area. Not having the right software tool and people to use it will cost you time and money and, in many cases, result in poor quality.

Our experts can help you install and configure hopp and save you the need to build tools yourself. Your team will do the job, but we are available to assist you with any mapping challenges that might arise as part of your data migration.

We even have integrated our tools with a number of popular ERP systems potentially saving you months of development work.

1. You need to know your business and the data it relies on and 2. What you expect from your new systems. Also, 3. great if you understand who and where your data is stored.

We don’t know your business and your data better than you!

We know how best to structure and apply rules and validation that will transform your data so the meet the target systems requirements using hopp software. More important we can teach your team to do the same.

The result is that you progress faster, spend fewer resources, and get better results.

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