Frequently Asked Questions

Data Migration

Data migration is an essential step in any CRM project. We offer advice and answer the most popular question that we are asked relating to this specific data topic.

What is data migration?

Data migration involves moving data from one IT or CRM system to another. 

With CRM systems, data migration is undertaken when implementing a new CRM system or setting up a first CRM.

Other reasons for migrating your data include moving from an on-premises server to a cloud-based server or consolidating the data centre.

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Data migration services

Do you offer data migration support?

Yes, we offer it alongside other CRM implementation and management services. It is often a necessary part of a CRM project, as you will need to move your data into your new CRM system.

You can find out more about our data migration services as part of our implementation services here.

What are the steps in CRM data migration?

The process of migrating your data can be broken down into the following broad steps:

1)Organizing your data identifying what is critical, what needs cleansing and what can be deleted.

2) Understanding and comparing your existing CRM to your new software

3) Preparing the data ready for the new CRM system.

4) Back up your data; should errors occur, you won’t risk losing your company data which is highly valuable.

5) Preparing and customising the new CRM ready for migration.

6) Use a migration script tool to adapt the data from the old database to the new one.

7) Test the migration by sending smaller pieces of data

Useful links:

Data migration services

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