Without a doubt, testing is one of the most important steps in completing a successful EAM migration. There are a variety of reasons to do this – minimizing downtime, preventing disruptions in essential machinery, and of course avoiding master data loss. That said, data testing isn’t a one stop shop; validating your EAM/CMMS master data must be done in stages. Getting a sense of what testing during an EAM migration could look like, therefore, is paramount to the project’s ultimate success.

Data Testing Prior to Migration

Before testing can begin, it’s important to be familiar with the data you’re testing. For one, you should scope the data and try to figure out which data needs to be included and which data can be omitted. The data in question may need to undergo a clean up prior to export to maximize its effectiveness and ultimate use by technicians in the new system. Moreover, data mapping between your current and new EAM/CMMS systems is also an excellent idea to ensure data is homogenized before use. Studying the data schema of the new system, such as relevant field types, field names, mandatory fields, and more, will help you to understand whether the source data can be compliant with the new system. Lastly, be sure to prepare test scenarios and cases for the post-migration testing stage.


One Last Test

Finally, now that the migration is complete, it’s time to test your new EAM/CMMS system. How effective this testing will be is mainly dependent on your level of preparation in the pre-migration testing stage. Furthermore, performance tests to determine whether data can be accessed and used effectively and ensure consistency/accuracy within your data. Finally, engage in security testing to confirm that data is sufficiently restricted.


How We Can Help

During the pre-migration testing stage, it’s important to cleanse your asset and maintenance master data so you can reduce the prevalence of errors and problems in your new system. To learn more about ways to help with EAM migrations, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.

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