Every business goes through a period where they need migration, either from old systems or upgrading an already existing system. The need for migration is necessary because no business wants to work with an older versions that might be outdated in the near future which results to increase their maintenance cost.
Today, we will discuss 7 Things that you should know before Odoo Migration. Odoo 13 released in October'19 and it is necessary to discuss the topic as it will help the business to conquer the fear of migrating.
Let's discuss the 7 points one by one.
1. Core Reasons to go for Migration
Before going for migration of current system, it is necessary for the business to understand the core reasons behind the migration. Is it performance or upgrading to the most recent infrastructure that power the various processes of the business. The reason behind the complete analysis is to find out what would be the implications of migration in the future and the overall working of the business. Without the core reasons completely understood, it is not a good decision to go for migration to newer versions or different platforms.
2. New Features That Will Be Introduced
Every migration brings new features and business should discuss on how to leverage those new features to their advantages. I.e Skill Management Module, MRP Subcontracting, Product Videos on Website etc which are good features in newer version. Many businesses might not be interested in the new feature, but evaluating them and incorporating them into the business model is necessary.
3. Old Features That will be Absolute
Migrations carry new features, but at the same time they also give way to old techniques or features. There can be many reasons for this as the system needs up-gradation with better functionality and features. These old features must be replaced by new features and balanced well within the working ecosystem of the organization. Without the correct analysis, the organization workflow can be hampered and give way to bugs, eventually slowing the system down.
4. Business Processes which Will be Affected
Change carry a burden. Not all process will have the same workflow but there is possibility of altered in workflow in the migration. Taking note of the changes and letting the workforce know about it can save tons of time that is required to solve issues that no one knew at the first place. This way, the whole business runs on synergy and create value for money.
5. Down-time While Migration
Many businesses depends on system working efficiency and time so if the system goes down then it will lose tons of money and customers. To avoid this many businesses run both Old and new system parallel in which old system will work as pilot mode, whereas the system are prepared in the backyard.Training are provided and the new systems go live without costing the business any money. But, this might not be true for all the business. So, calculating the downtime early can decrease the panic and increase the chances that workflow will be restarted once the migration is complete.
6. Time and Resource dedicated for UAT (User Acceptance Testing)
Testing is an important part of the migration. Without complete testing, live systems can stop when a bug is encountered. To avoid failure in live system or minimize failure risk, time and resources should be decided to go for user acceptance testing, where users test the full system along with the exact functionality same as previous version and give it a green signal to go live with the production environment.
7. Cost for Migration
Diving deep into migration, not knowing the cost of it can spell trouble for the organization. It is advisable to estimate the cost before the migration starts. Cost analysis is one of the factors for successful completion of the migration.
We hope you liked the article on things to know before migration. Migrations are not easy, they require skill, knowledge and experience.
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