ERP Data Migration Management

Data conversion and migration can be a significant challenge in any large system implementation. This is particularly true in ERP implementations where specific challenges are posed by:

  • The interconnection of financial data and data from other functional modules.
  • Migration strategy development detailing the approach to be taken to data conversion, data retention and archiving.
  • Business expectations of improved data quality and the implication that existing data is often poorly maintained.
  • Differing expectations of what data will be migrated between vendor and client stakeholders.
  • A lack of business commitment - particularly the view that data is only a technical concern.
  • The frequent necessity to modify certain data (revised numbering systems; different analysis groupings and so on) as part of the migration process to the new system environment.
  • The lack of available resource for data conversion and migration due to deployment of significant resources to other system implementation activities.

Lumenia have developed and refined a proven methodology for Data Migration Management over many ERP implementations. The methodology can be scaled to suit the differing requirements posed by implementations of differing complexity - from single site ERP replacement to multi-site multi-system replacement.


  • Data identification, analysis and definition.
  • Migration strategy development detailing the approach to be taken to Data Conversion, Data Retention and Archiving.
  • Technical design covering Data Extraction, Cleansing, Transformation, Harmonisation and Load.
  • Validated transactional and non-transactional data.
  • Data cutover/go-live plan and procedures.

Benefits to the client include:

  • Lumenia have a body of experience operating in different technical environments ranging from legacy file structures to databases, including most of the leading ERP systems.
  • Proven methodology and experience.
  • Reduced learning curve in the early stages of the project.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Previous experience migrating data across most leading ERP systems.
  • Familiarity with best-of-breed tools for data extraction and manipulation.
  • Reduced risk.