NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2013) - ConverterTechnology, provider of software and services to help enterprises mitigate data risk when migrating documents and managing applications, today announces its new Migration Consulting Service, developed to guide organizations through the complexity and challenges associated with enterprise scale data migrations.
The average enterprise upgrades to a new version of Microsoft Office only once every four to six years. As a result, most organizations may not have in-house data migration experts with the in-depth knowledge needed to understand the scope of or to develop the plans needed to avoid the obstacles associated with complex data migration projects.
"IT administrators and business unit managers are sensitive to ensuring little to no end-user productivity impact when rolling out new technology," said Shawn Allaway, CEO, ConverterTechnology. "However, large scale migration projects are fraught with challenges that can be exponentially compounded by an organizational lack of experience due to infrequency of these upgrades. Combined with a lack of intimate knowledge and detailed understanding of what mission critical files will be affected, business units can unknowingly expose themselves to risks that can result from a poorly executed or mismanaged data migration effort."
For over 15 years, ConverterTechnology's consultants have dedicated themselves to assisting Fortune 500 and other global organizations with their enterprise data migration projects resulting in millions of users and billions of Office files successfully upgraded. Their experiences have provided them the knowledge required to develop customized migration programs that meet the specific needs of customers. Understanding that each organization is unique and has unique business needs, the consultants assist the project team in defining the scope of the project while helping them understand the challenges and approaches needed to avoid those threats to the project's budget and timeline.
The Role of ConverterTechnology Migration Consultants
Leveraging the years of data migration experience, ConverterTechnology's consulting team has developed a detailed migration project questionnaire designed to answer critical questions leading to clearly defined project goals. The team will work with customers to answer questions related to organizational and network infrastructure, security, resource availability, timeline, and scope.
Allaway notes, "This questionnaire serves as the foundation for all data migration engagements. While we expect most customers may not be able to answer all questions initially, our consultants, armed with the knowledge of past enterprise data migration experiences, will help guide the customer's stakeholders to define the answers to ensure a successful project."
With answers gathered for each point in the questionnaire, the customer project team and consultant work together to develop a tailored set of project recommendations that specifically meet their business needs and the goals of the migration project.
In addition to bringing together the migration team and facilitating critical communication between stakeholders, ConverterTechnology's consultants provide customers with the following at the conclusion of the engagement:
- Project plan - template and recommended migration steps
- Process flow diagrams
- Architecture and data flow diagrams
- Run books - with detailed steps for a migration operator
- Previous customer case studies
- Report guides - on where to use each available report in the project
The length of the initial engagement will vary with the size and complexity of the organization, but will typically run between one day and a week.
To learn more about the Migration Consulting Service visit http://www.convertertechnology.com/solutions/migrationconsultingservices.aspx.
ConverterTechnology is the only company to provide a comprehensive, automated Microsoft® Windows and Office migration solution that manages, tracks, and reports on the entire process. The company's innovative suite of tools, such as OfficeConverter™, DiscoverIT, Click2Fix™ and LinkLab™, bring tremendous value to the entire upgrade process, including planning, workflow, discovering files, identifying compatibility issues and remediation. Founded in 1997, ConverterTechnology has helped millions of users at Fortune 500 companies, global financial and pharmaceutical corporations, and the world's most renowned theme park, identify, analyze and fix compatibility errors before they occur, accelerating time to deployment. ConverterTechnology is headquartered in Nashua, N.H., with offices in Europe and Australia. For more information, please visit http://www.convertertechnology.com.