The CMS data migration portion of an implementation project represents one of the highest reward—yet highest risk—activities of a CMS implementation.
While much of the attention of a CMS implementation is focused on the performance of new software, the vital step of content migration often comes as an afterthought. Critical to the success of an implementation project, a migration needs careful planning and analysis.
During a migration, it is critical to maintain accuracy and accessibility of legacy data; however, organizations may lack the proper planning necessary or utilize resources with inadequate domain expertise to handle this complex task. Consequently, poorly planned and executed data migrations lead to cost overruns, project delays, and potential data corruption, among other issues. Fortunately, much of this risk can be mitigated with a thorough and properly formed migration assessment.
We’ve identified eight critical success factors to CMS data migration planning that all organizations should consider prior to launching their migration process. In this paper, we explain the consequences for not properly addressing each, and highlight value derived from leveraging an expert to guide the process.