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 The need for migration is necessary as no business wants to work with older versions that might be outdated in the near future -- increasing their maintenance cost.
Today, we will discuss 7 things that you should know before Odoo Migration. Odoo v13 was released a few months ago 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 for Migrating
Before Migrating, it is necessary for the business to understand the core reasons behind the migration. Is it performance or upgrading to the latest infrastructure that powers the different processes of the business. The reason behind the complete analysis is to find out what would be the implications of the migration in the future and the overall working of the business. Without the core reasons completely understood, it is not a wise decision to go for migration to newer versions or different platforms.
2. New Features That Will Be Introduced
Every migration brings new features and businesses should discuss how to leverage those new features to their advantages. 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 they also give way to old techniques or features. There can be many reasons for this as the system needs upgrading with better functions 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 That Will be Affected
Change carries a burden. Not all processes will have the same workflow. Many will be altered 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 creates value for money.
5. DownTime While Migration
Many businesses are time-critical. They lose tons of money and customers when not operating. Many businesses can choose to work in pilot mode for the old system, whereas the new systems are prepared in the back yard. Training is 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 User Acceptance Testing
Testing is an important part of the migration. Without complete testing, live systems can stop when a bug is encountered. To completely eradicate the possibility of failure in the live system(or minimize it), time and resources should be decided for the user acceptance testing, where users test the system and give it a green signal.
7. Cost for Migration
Diving deep into migration, not knowing the cost of it can spell trouble for the organization. It is always wise to take care of all the costs before the migration starts. Cost analysis is necessary for successful completion of the migration.
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