Organizations regularly set up migration projects, for example, to implement more efficient business processes or to better communicate with business partners and customers. In other words, to create value for the business and to retain customers and business partners. Unfortunately, many comprehensive migration scenarios are doomed to failure. This is often due to the lack of three essential components that are required in every migration project: expertise, skills and the right tools.

When organizations migrate to a new ERP system such as SAP, JD Edwards or Microsoft Dynamics, one of the things they need to do is implement new business processes. Naturally, this has consequences for the entire organization. And the question soon arises: how are you going to migrate your data?

Data from different sources

In most cases, data comes from multiple sources: existing legacy ERP systems and other business applications such as Excel sheets, flat files and other external sources. Data must be cleaned, deduplicated, enriched and transformed into correct data before it can be loaded into the new ERP system. In doing so, it is very important that the organization or the software vendor of the new ERP system has the right tools, skills and experience to successfully execute such a complex migration scenario.

The right tools

cimt has experience with various successful migration projects. Our consultants have extensive knowledge and years of expertise in the areas of data integration, application integration and data quality. However, without the right tools, this work would not be possible.

Years ago, cimt chose Talend’s software, now known as Talend Data Fabric. Below are a few reasons why we use this software in complex migration scenarios.

The benefits of Talend Data Fabric

  • Connectivity: Talend makes it easy to connect to different technologies, systems, databases and applications using a large number of off-the-shelf components.
  • Openness: Talend makes it easy to develop your own components using the component framework.
  • Flexibility: business object schemas can be easily imported and maintained during migration.
  • Metadata: through the metadata approach, definitions can be easily reused, which speeds up the development process and leads to less maintenance during migration.
  • External libraries: these can be easily loaded with Talend and used to validate, correct and enrich data during migration.
  • External APIs: with Talend, these can be easily used to validate, correct and enrich data during migration.
  • Speed and ease of use: the many components and the visual drag & drop method make development possible without the need for coding knowledge.
  • Data quality: data quality can be managed and controlled during migration.
  • Audit trail: allows all changes performed on data between source and target to be logged so that the correctness of data can be verified.
  • Automated processes: planning and automating migration processes is a breeze with Talend.
  • Data Prep: a very useful tool in complex migration scenarios for preparing data, maintaining lookup data, conversion tables and business rules, where the information can be centrally managed and shared with team members.

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