You may have already learned that planning is extremely important in the EAM migration process by reading our blogs. Proper planning can prevent EAM migration failure, data loss and help ensure that good data is transferred onto your new system. The EAM migration process is lengthy and risky, so time spent planning can prevent volatility down the line. To minimize risks and get the most out of your new EAM system, make planning a priority.
Understand The Source and Target EAM System
It is important that you understand your current EAM system and the system to which you wish to transfer your data. Identifying gaps, inaccuracies, and inconsistencies within your system and figuring out which data is necessary to transfer over can make the process efficient. In the planning stage, you should evaluate your source data to determine whether or not it can be compliant with your new system. Data may be organized differently in your old system with different rules and naming conventions, so making changes to ensure compliance may be necessary.
Since migrating large amounts of data come with many risks, it’s important to spot them beforehand. Minimizing risks beforehand as opposed to reacting to issues when they occur can reduce future stress. These risks include potential data loss, long delays, corrupted data, exceeding budget, and more. Many of these risks can be minimized simply by fixing EAM asset and maintenance master data before it is loaded onto the system. Identifying whether or not you have poor quality EAM master data can help you take steps to fix it, and doing so can help minimize the risk of failure.
Making sure to back up your data during the planning process is important as a failsafe in case of failure does occur. If a failure occurs, or if you edit data incorrectly, you can correct the data by restoring it to its original state. Backing up your data through Cloud is the safest method.
How We Can Help
With our team of experts at HubHead, we can help you properly plan the migration of your asset and maintenance master data during your EAM migration. We can help identify pain points early on in the process to help find ways to eliminate them early on. Most importantly, we can help to enrich, edit and cleanse your master data so that you can get the most out of your new EAM system. To learn more, contact us to book a demo or download our brochure.
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