ERP Data Conversion: Why It’s A Common Pitfall

ERP data on screen

By now, we’ve covered ERP data migration extensively. For instance, you can learn why it’s so important here. Additionally, we’ve shared crucial tips here.

In other words, we’ve made a big deal out of it. However, we never explained what’s on the other side. What can go wrong if you ignore it? Well, there’s a reason data is among the primary ERP challenges.

Today, you’ll learn what can happen if you don’t prioritize it. If you have more questions, we’ll answer them for free!

People underestimate ERP data migration

Data conversion doesn’t seem exciting. Oftentimes, managers want to get their ERP system running. Migrating data takes lots of time. Thus, managers often prefer to finish quickly. They only review after the project’s done. That’s when mistakes appear.

It’s your company’s foundation

Today, data management is an organization’s spine. Most companies generate more data than they realize. With ERP software, data conversion is vital. It’s a strictly data-based tool. As such, poor data conversion nullifies any benefit.

ERP data conversion has countless variables

Data conversion is delicate because of what can go wrong. What’s that, you ask? Almost anything related to it is a potential error. To paint the picture, let’s name a few variables:

  • Type of data.
  • Where the data came from.
  • Who’s going to use the data.
  • Data sources.
  • Old and new data format.

It changes with your previous ERP system

Naturally, legacy software uses different formats. Your old system will dictate how data conversion works. However, we must consider ERP overall.

“Enterprise resource planning” doesn’t refer solely to software. Spreadsheets and accounting books are great examples. Your previous method changes the game.

Data hygiene is a common overlook

Data hygiene basically refers to accuracy and integrity. Reviewing, validating, and revising data are critical. Unfortunately, every company is different. We can’t provide a universal solution.

However, ensuring format and information consistency is a great start. Checking addresses and spelling in names is great as well. Finally, get rid of obsolete data.

How to guarantee proper ERP data conversion

ERP data conversion is tricky. Without experience, most companies will make mistakes. Then, these mistakes become budget issues.

The best approach is to work with professionals. In Zero Point, we offer a free consultation for new clients. We also work with ERP implementation, migration, rescue, and more.

If you need help, make sure to book your free meeting!

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