IT is just like real life: There is always something that needs to be optimised. The couch is sagging, the flat is actually far too small for the family. The e-commerce system is outdated, and soon there will even be security gaps. In real life, a move can help; in digital business, migrations are an option.
Migrations are usually more than a version change, an update. Migrations offer the opportunity to improve processes and enhance features. In our white paper, we take an in-depth look at the reasons for migrations and show ways to master them successfully. In any case, migration is a topic that no company can avoid.
Let us look at an example: What happens when providers innovate and stop supporting old systems? After a system is no longer supported, security gaps arise. These gaps must be prevented in order to protect valuable customer and corporate data. The performance of existing systems often suffers when they reach their limits. Users have long been demanding new functionalities, but the existing system cannot meet these requirements.
In our white paper, we show you how migrations can succeed – from consulting, requirements elicitation, IT architecture as well as feature planning to actual data exchange and a long-term digital business strategy.
The white paper provides background knowledge and highlights the opportunities of intelligently planned and professionally executed migration projects. It provides answers to the following questions:
- What are the reasons for migration and how do you know when the time is right?
- What are the options when migrating systems?
- What order should the actual data exchange be carried out in?
- What measures need to be taken to support migrations of a particular system?
- How can you reduce efforts and costs in the long term by planning intelligently?
- Reasons for a System Migration
- Four Options for Migrations
- Migration as an Opportunity for an Excellent Experience
- Excursus: Technology Trends
- MACH Instead of Monolith
- Mobile Only Instead of Desktop First
- Real Experience Instead of Pure Information
- Consent Instead of Cookies
- Rethinking Features – Tips from Experts
- Step by Step: Successfully Migrating Data in Eight Steps
- Scheduling the Migration
- Defining Smart Goals
- Sorting Existing Data
- Mapping Data That Is to Be Migrated
- Carrying Out the Data Exchange
- Testing the New Version
- Fixing Bugs
- Going Live
- Ten Mistakes When Migrating E-Business Software and How to Avoid Them
- 1. Leaving Expertise to Others
- 2. Forgoing External Expertise
- 3. Not Questioning Processes
- 4. Not Involving the IT Department Enough
- 5. Not Involving Users
- 6. Choosing a Bad Time
- 7. Not Planning Parallel Operation
- 8. Not Mapping Data
- 9. Estimating Efforts Too Tightly
- 10. Replicating Twisted Processes
- Best Practices: Successful Migration Projects in Various Industries