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Data migration is a critical component of any implementation project, and it is essential to execute it correctly to avoid any unforeseen issues that can arise during a CMiC go-live. One of the most important steps in data migration is conducting data passes, which can ensure the accuracy and completeness of the data being migrated. In this article, we will discuss the best practices regarding data passes during a CMiC implementation, including how many data passes are appropriate, why multiple data passes are important, and the steps to conduct a data pass.

How Many Data Passes Are Appropriate?

The number of data passes required for a successful data migration depends on the complexity of the implementation and the amount of data being migrated. However, as a general best practice, we recommend conducting at least three data passes before going live. This allows enough time to identify and correct any data issues that may arise during the migration process.

Why Multiple Data Passes Are Important?

Conducting multiple data passes ensures that all data is accurately migrated to the new system. It also provides an opportunity to validate the data to ensure that it meets the necessary requirements and standards. Additionally, multiple data passes allow for any necessary corrections or adjustments to be made before going live, reducing the risk of potential issues.

Appropriate Steps to Conduct a Data Pass

  1. Define the scope of the data pass: Determine which data sets will be migrated during the data pass and ensure that the scope is clearly defined.
  2. Extract and clean the data: Extract data from the source system and clean the data to ensure that it is accurate and meets the necessary standards.
  3. Load the data into the new system: Load the data into the new system and validate the data to ensure that it has been correctly loaded.
  4. Conduct testing: Test the migrated data to ensure that it is functioning correctly and meets the necessary requirements.
  5. Analyze and review: Analyze the results of the testing and review any issues that were identified during the data pass. Make necessary corrections and adjustments as needed.
  6. Repeat the process: Repeat the data pass process until all data sets have been migrated and validated.

How Our Firm Can Assist You with Data Passes

At ProTek Partners – Construction Technology Services, we understand the importance of data migration and the critical role that data passes play in ensuring a successful implementation. Our team of experienced consultants can assist you with conducting multiple data passes to ensure that your data is accurately migrated to the new system. We have the necessary expertise to conduct data passes efficiently and effectively, while minimizing the risk of any issues during go-live.

To learn more about how we can assist with data migration and data validation, do not hesitate to contact us!