from our leaders


Published: 07 February 2018

With years of data stored across a variety of systems and an organisation’s divisions, data migration requires a system of bringing all this information together into a single platform and in a uniform, usable format.

This is a challenging exercise, but one that enables companies to discover unknown potential and release real data value. The key to a successful migration journey means creating a blueprint for your migration journey, guided by the following:

  • Communication and collaboration among all stakeholders
  • Developing a system that ensures data uniformity and consistency
  • Using system architecture that enables fast and effective migration
  • Ensuring all data is clean, updated and legally compliant
  • Allowing only necessary and accurate data to be migrated

While challenging, a unified data team armed with clear scoping documents makes the migration process simpler and manageable. SSA strives to provide organisations with the tools to make this process easier and more effective.

To ensure data that enables an organisation to pivot when on-the-fly decisions are required, all aspect of the data journey will affect the data’s ultimate value. During migration, delays, errors and therefore costs may arise, but these are diminished by careful planning; making sure all personnel involved are working to the same terms and definitions as well as standards for data storage and format.