Improve Your PLM/CAD Data Migration

PLM/CAD Data Migration is difficult and complex.

However, you can increase your chances of success and ensure a smoother, less expensive process by implementing a sound migration strategy. Whether you plan to transfer legacy data to modern systems or migrate to a new system to adapt to the ever-changing IT landscape, you must strategize accordingly.

Today’s rapid technological advances make PLM/CAD data migration inevitable. Unfortunately, companies often fail in preparing a complete PLM/CAD data migration strategy the right way for a successful data migration. Planning your strategy effectively with the right team and tools can prevent the loss of millions in productivity and downtime.

OpenPDM is your tool to help your PLM/CAD Data migration. 

How then, can you ensure that your PLM/CAD data migration strategy is complete?

According to PROSTEP experts, here are 3 ways to improve your data migration strategy.

  1. Understanding how your business operates to document requirements properly.  
    • As a strategic planning challenge, you’ll have to understand how data is used in your business. How will your data migration strategy affect the users working in the new system? Have your employees been trained to use the new system? Will they be productive on day one, or will they be hindered by lack of access or understanding?
  2. Understanding how different systems from different vendors operate and store data.
    • The challenge lies in comprehending the different architecture of different systems to scope and map your technical requirements effectively. Many new implementations of PLM are not fully understood by the primary stakeholders which may drive poor decisions in data modeling and practices.
  3. Promoting your new system.
    • You need a public relations campaign focused on the benefits of the new system. Understanding the rationale behind the move is key, so be sure to explain the specifics about why you are moving to the new system. Often when you don’t have buy-in from the company as a whole, your project is doomed to failure.

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