Frequently Asked Questions

Data Migration

Q. What is Data Migration?

A. Here we have an article on the key stages of a data migration. Here we go over a data migration in more detail. Here are some more articles talking about data migration

Q. We’ve started a data migration but failed to finish it. Would we be able to use the work we have already done?

A. If possible, we try to utilise all available client data migration work and available resources dependant on

  • Quality of the data
  • How it has been extracted
  • Have all legacy sources been accounted for
  • Are the subject matter experts / data analysts still available

Q. We desperately need to finish the data migration by x date, can you help us?

A. Our toolsets and methodologies help us to plan and schedule projects to hit tight deadlines. Contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help

Q. What success rate do you have for finishing a data migration with outstanding results, on time?

A. Currently we have a 100% success rate

Q. How much time would my business need to spend helping DataMC with the data migration?

In order to complete a data migration successfully, we will need the help and support of our clients throughout. The SME’s (Subject Matter Experts) will play a big role in making the migration a success, as will the data owners who will need to be

  • Helping to define the data from legacy systems
  • Checking and improving the data quality
  • Signing off at several stages in the migration process

Communication between ourselves and our client is essential, and something we excel at


Q. We would like to use your company for a migration but are located in a different state/country, would you be able to help us?

A. We have offices in Australia, New Zealand and Europe with near 24-hour coverage and work with clients all over the world. We would be able to help you.

Q. How would you be able to do a data migration if you aren’t in the same country as we are?

A. We set up virtual environments for all of the processes to take place during a migration, this lets us work with your data wherever you are. We use daily video conferencing to keep everything on track and our toolset will track everything and keep the project on schedule

Q. What about the time difference, how would we be able to communicate effectively?

A. We have employees spread over several different time zones, we are used to unusual work hours and can fit in with your workday


Q. How long will the whole process take?

A. It will vary depending on

  • Legacy systems, how many and how the data is stored
  • Clients knowledge of the legacy systems (do you have Subject Matter Experts?)
  • Amount of data
  • What the target system is
  • Data quality

It can be anything from a few months to a year or more, book in for a free consultation and we will be able to give you a better idea

Q. How much will it cost?

A. You would need to book in for a free consultation, it depends on a lot of factors such as the quality of the data, the amount of data and the complexity of the migration.

Q. We have some data in databases, some in spreadsheets and even extracted reports, will this be a problem?

A. Although this can add to the time taken in the initial steps of a migration, this should not be a problem

Q. Do you have a guide I could use to decipher data migration speak?

Indeed we do, check out our Abbreviations and Definitions guide

Q. I’m a tech wizard / marketing guru / born leader, do you have a job for me?

A. We might have, you should take a look at our recruitment page

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