Leaseurope associate member Alfa publishes paper on data migration
Alfa has a new series of “Innovation in implementation” papers on system transformation. The first paper discussed how phased implementation presents an opportunity to move away from high risk, complexity and cost. Their second paper in the series, "Agility in Data Migration - Onboarding Portfolios Efficiently and Effectively", focuses on data migration, often thought of as the most challenging aspect of a systems implementation project. It explores how agile techniques can minimise risk when manipulating large volumes of sensitive data, and discusses how cross-functional teams, empowered to drive pragmatic scoping decisions, can accelerate the delivery of business value and provide robust support for future onboarding.
“At Alfa we consider ourselves industry leaders in data migration, be that migrating portfolios from legacy applications as part of a system implementation, or onboarding newly acquired portfolios to an established system. In this paper I've looked to show how agile techniques should be at the core of data migration methodology - regardless of whether the launch will be multi-phased, or 'big-bang' - and that focusing on the right balance of pragmatism and functional richness will maximise business value, within project-friendly timeframes.”