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Premier International has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest growing private companies

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Premier Named One of the Fastest Growing Private Companies in America

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As part of a global rollout of Dynamics 365, the Item Master for a particular cold finishing mill required a dramatic redesign.

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Mastering the Item Master: A Tour de Force Wrangling Unconventional Data

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Experiencing significant issues prior to User Acceptance Test, a multi-national company brought Premier in to assess the data migration for complex multi-application. Read how cultural issues impacted the project.

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Assessment of a Multi-Application Implementation at a Multi-National Company

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Successful completion of a data transformation and ERP implementation will provide huge advantages to your organization. But before you can realize these benefits, your organization must rise to the challenges ahead.

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7 Barriers to Successful Data Migration

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Learn how Premier has aided a college system in migrating their existing Banner Human Resources and Financial data to Workday during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Back to School: Data Migration for a Texas-Based Higher Education Institution

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Making a first data conversion test cycle a success requires good planning and proactive work. Here, we take you behind the scenes of 7 key steps that we do at Premier to help make your test cycle a success.

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Behind the Scenes: 7 Things We Do Before a Successful Test Cycle

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A successful project start with good project management. There are 5 big mistakes that could put your software implementation at risk. Continue reading to learn of ways to fix or avoid these disastrous mistakes.

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5 Project Management Mistakes in ERP Implementations (And How to Fix Them)

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Units of Measure can make or break their supply chain solution. Read more to understand more about unit of measure, UOM conversions, and issues to avoid.

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How Inaccurate UOM Data Can Break Your Supply Chain

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Premier CEO Craig Wood speaks with Karen Kimsey-Sward about his personal journey as a leader, the importance of relationships and some of the keys to building a healthy company culture.

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PODCAST: The People Place

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Have you been told that the Cloud cannot handle historical data? Think again, check out 7 Lessons Learned Migrating 1.6 Million Invoices to Oracle Cloud.

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7 Lessons Learned Migrating 1.6 Million Invoices to Oracle Cloud

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Whether it is Source-to-Pay, Strategic Sourcing, or Procure-to-Pay, the implementation of an Ivalua system is a major undertaking and data migration is a critical and risky component.

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Introduction to Data Migration Services for Ivalua

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When preparing for the data conversion, consider the all risk, benefit, and entire scope of the data activities. Read on to calculate the risk and see the realized benefits that are possible when building the data team.

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Data Risk Factors and Monetary Impact When Resourcing Your Implementation

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Quarterly patches are released for Oracle Fusion Cloud ERP, these expand functionality, resolve bugs, and update security. However, it difficult for businesses to predict the impact of these patches on implementation.

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5 Dangers of Oracle’s Quarterly Release and How to Address Them

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Gaps in data governance and master data management posed the greatest risk to this logistic company's IT (Information Technology) transformation project.

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Solve Data Failures and Go-Live with Workday

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Strategizing supplier selection will start your organization on the path to a successful ERP implementation. Keep reading to learn the secrets to robust supplier selection.

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6 Secrets to Supplier Selection Criteria

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Explore the issues, terms, and processes of data migration that Dorjey learned during his first seven weeks at Premier.

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7 Things I Learned My First 7 Weeks at Premier

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The City of Dallas embarked on its Workday implementation in early 2018. Before Premier International was contacted, the city had already struggled through 3 test cycles on their own...

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Rescuing a Workday Implementation - Securing Benefits for First Responders

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User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is typically considered a dress rehearsal for Go-Live and should result in minimal change requests. But this was not your typical UAT.

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Migrating Critical-to-Customer Data to Dynamics 365: How We Resolved Missing Legacy Data Challenges

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A $3B organizations MDM is to throw some data stewards at it. Learn about how this is inadequate and questions that can be asked to build out data governance at your company.

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Throw Some Data Stewards At It

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Premier CEO Craig Wood details how the company uses The Premier Way, radical candor, and gratitude to foster a culture that elevates both client and employee needs.

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PODCAST: Evolving an Employee-First AND Client-First Culture

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Our steel manufacturer client proudly designed their own Supply Chain software solution decades ago on mainframe servers. While this system helped to propel them to success, it was time to modernize to D365.

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Transforming Supply Chain Data to Dynamics 365: Unravelling a Complex Legacy Solution

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Cloud implementations continue rising in popularity and are projected to make on-premise database-driven business solutions obsolete. This trend has been accelerated by the current pandemic and its global impact.

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Moving to the Cloud ... Now What

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Explore 4 steps to consider when implementing Oracle Cloud ERP together with Ivalua to improve your organization’s supplier on-boarding management, sourcing and RFx, contract redlining...

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4 Steps in your Ivalua and Oracle Cloud Journey

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is true in terms of Grandma logic and In the world of data management. Organizations spend millions implementing new ERP and business application solutions but ...

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Ounce of Prevention Worth a Pound of Cure

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If you plan on implementing Oracle Cloud PPM and Grants the following questions will help head of issues before they become problems that impact the implementation.

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4 Questions to Ask When Implementing Oracle Cloud Projects and Grants

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A few months ago, while working on an ERP implementation for a large hospital, one of the directors was abruptly pulled away. Read on to see how COVID is effecting ERP implementation for hospitals.

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COVID-19 Won’t Stop Our Hospital’s ERP Implementation

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One of reasons data is cited as an issues on implementations stems from underestimating the data effort before the project even starts. Learn what needs to be considered in an estimate effort.

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Calculating Oracle Cloud Data Migration Effort

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The State of Iowa and Workday in conjunction with governing.com shared the State’s journey to the cloud over the past several years. The webinar discussed lessons learned, including data conversion.

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Data Conversion Lessons Learned at the State of Iowa

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A state is running across nine disjointed, antiquated, and disparate ERP applications for HCM and finance across 70+ agencies. See how Premier is overcoming these data challenges.

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Project Snapshot: Workday Data Migration for a State Government

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The following checklist leverages Premier's experience implementing dozens of Oracle projects that can help your organization prepare it's upcoming Oracle Cloud ERP implementation.

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Data Migration Check List for Oracle ERP Cloud Implementations

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How will you ensure your data is Workday ready?

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Workday Data Migration Services for Government

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To realize the power of Oracle's Cloud applications, it is critical that the underlying data is clean and correct. Understanding the top challenges while migrating into Oracle Cloud is critical to the project's success.

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Top 7 Oracle Cloud Data Migration Challenges

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It has become increasingly difficult for Implementation Partners to distinguish themselves from their competition as Cloud solutions have eliminated many of the previously available customizations.

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Gaining a Competitive Edge Through a Comprehensive Data Approach

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A division of a multi-billion dollar global aerospace and defense company needed to consolidate their 14 different business data sources onto a single integrated platform.

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Oracle Cloud ERP Implementation for a Global Aerospace and Defense Company

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Premier International has been named one of Crain’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Chicago

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Premier International Named One of Crain’s 2020 Best Places to Work in Chicago

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After a 100 years of international growth, a privately held materials company was ready to take the next step forward by modernizing their business.

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Transforming a 100-Year-Old Raw Materials Organization through Data Migration

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The City of New Orleans completed a complex transformation into Infor CloudSuite. On this initiative Premier tackled the migration from their legacy IBM mainframe, Great Plains, BuySpeed, and other data sources.

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Infor CloudSuite Data Migration for the City of New Orleans

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An IT project is a complex system of software, data, people, and requirements. Software goes through versions, data points move, and people evolve, but requirements stand out as the most fluid element of a project.

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How to Halt Endless Requirement Changes

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A $4.4B organization embarked on a complex system modernization initiative to move from 11 disparate ERP systems into Oracle ERP Cloud, Oracle PLM Cloud, Oracle CPQ Cloud, Oracle HCM Cloud, and Microsoft Dynamics.

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Consolidating 11 ERPs into Oracle Cloud

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Data validation is critical to the success of every Oracle ERP Cloud implementation. Without knowing how or what to validate validation can lead to unpredictable test cycles, long hours, and project delays.

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Accelerating Oracle ERP Cloud Implementations Through Data Validation

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Read through 9 activities will help ensure that your implementation gets started on the right foot.

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9 Initial Data Assessment Activities

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Curious who is responsible for what aspects of data on complex implementations? This article contains a of RACI of who is Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed for the major activities of a data migration.

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Who's Responsible for What on Complex Data Migrations

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Data profiling is a critical step in uncovering the data landscape. This posts provides a high level summary of some simple types of profiling that are commonly used to assist in landscape analysis.

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A Primer on Data Profiling on Data Migration Projects

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"You'll never be able to figure out our data",that's what I was told. 48 hours later after putting in some evening hours, mission accomplished.

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Data Spelunking: Simple Techniques to Start Understanding Data Landscapes

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The beneficial impact of a central repository and process is enormous. In order to realize those benefits, there are important features that the repository must have. Explore five critical features in this post.

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5 Requirements of a Data Migration Repository

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Whether this is your first phone interview or you’re practically a professional at this point, here are 7 tips for nailing your interview and securing a spot for yourself in the next round.

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7 Tips for a Successful Phone Interview

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A case study that explores the value that Premier International brought to an inflight implementation for a Fortune 500 steel company.

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Accelerating and Improving an In-Flight Implementation

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This list outlines the data work that should be performed on complex implementations and can be used to help formulate deliverables to include within an RFP.

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Data Deliverables to Include in an ERP Implementation RFP

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It's that time of year - time for Premier's annual lake party! Dennis Gray takes a moment to reflect on the broader meaning of this event to him, both personally and professionally.

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More Than a Party: Reflections from a Premier Tradition

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Most organizations don't implement enterprise wide software packages like Workday often. This checklist provides definitive steps and insights that will help you prepare the data component of the implementation.

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Data Migration Checklist For Workday Implementations

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Premier International uses a centralized data repository as one of many tools to eliminate data migration risk. This post outlines 8 benefits of using a central repository as part of an implementation.

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8 Benefits of a Central Data Repository

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Stressed out by your open Oracle Service Requests? Here are 5 tips to Accelerate Oracle Service Request Resolution.

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5 Hacks to Accelerate Oracle Service Request Resolution

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Our CEO explores our company culture and what makes Premier unique.

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The Making of a Culture

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Cloud computing is in its infancy, especially in the ERP space and its lack of maturity presents another of challenges.

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The Challenges of Supporting Cloud Migrations

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Bridging the gap between mainframes and the Cloud requires a complex and comprehensive data conversion effort. Premier's comprehensive solution addresses these additional complexities.

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Accelerating the Journey from Mainframe to the Cloud

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Reflection of the past 20 years of working at Premier from one of the Principals, Matthew Punnoose.

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20 Years at Premier

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It's time for go-live! As cut-over approaches, the "this is real" feeling sinks in. The project plan, quality of data, migration programs, and solution readiness are all examined under a microscope.

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Pre-Validation Reports: The Secret to Alleviating Data Conversion Anxiety

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Project overview, challenges, and solutions of our data mirgration services on an Oracle Cloud ERP implementation for a $4.4B data center equipment and services provider.

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Project Snapshot: Oracle ERP Cloud Migration for a $4.4B Data Center Equipment and Services Provider

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Perform the data analysis and migration of all HCM data (HR and Payroll) from a legacy Ceridian system & financial data from a legacy Oracle EBS R12 system into Workday for a $2.2B airport/transportation management firm.

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Mitigating Risk for a $2.2B Transportation Management Firm

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Common Techniques to Employ in the Identification of Duplicate Data

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While the design and manufacturing principles of a 100 year old furniture company withstood the test of time, its custom legacy mainframe ERP systems did not.

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Migrating Data for a Century-Old Furniture Manufacturer

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Whether it is HCM, ERP, Finance, or SCM, the implementation of any Oracle Cloud application is a major undertaking and data migration is a critical and risky component.

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Data Migration Services For Oracle Cloud

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Premier International is proud to announce the successful Workday HCM Go-Live for a $2.2B transportation management firm.

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Celebrating a Successful Workday HCM Go-Live

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Premier International is delighted to congratulate their partner, an $8.7B medical device manufacturer, on the successful consolidation of multiple ERP systems into a unified Oracle EBS R12 environment.

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ERP System Consolidation Success

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Premier International is proud to announce the successful SAP Go-Live for a $8.3B auto parts manufacturer.

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Celebrating a Successful SAP Go-Live

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Premier International proudly announces the successful completion of a JDE E1 data quality and synchronization initiative for a $1B human resources services and technology company.

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Successful Data Quality & Synchronization Deployment

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While there is a common misconception that Data Migration is simply moving data from Point A to Point B, the reality is almost always much more complicated.

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7 Reasons Data Migrations Fail

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The cost of a Data Migration can be thought of from two angles—the Direct Cost and the Indirect Cost.

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The Impact of a Failed Data Migration

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This case study represents the migration of the financial general ledger data to PeopleSoft for a $2.8B higher education organization’s South American universities.

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Mitigating Data Risk for a $2.8B International Higher Education Organization

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After years of acquiring various brands and companies, a $11.3B global leader in the beauty industry was left supporting and maintaining dozens of different HR/payroll systems.‍

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Migrating 22 Legacy Systems for an $11.3B Beauty Product Manufacturer

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A $14B Surgical Equipment Company (Client) was in the midst of consolidating a recent acquisition into their existing JD Edwards Enterprise One (E1) application.‍

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Data Migration Rescue for a $14B Surgical Equipment Company

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Data is always underestimated on new implementations. From the initial data design, to data quality, the migration, and through the final data validation, this underestimation of data is a constant on every project.

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Two Critical Benefits of a Data Repository

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After years of acquiring companies, a $22.5B Diversified Manufacturing Conglomerate was left supporting and maintaining each of the different legacy manufacturing and ERP systems.

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Consolidating 10 Legacy ERPs Into Oracle EBS for a $22.5B Manufacturing Conglomerate

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Whether it is HCM, Finance, or Student, the implementation of a Workday system is a major undertaking and data migration is a critical and risky component.

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Data Migration Services for Workday Implementations

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Industry experts agree that Data Migration poses the largest risk in any implementation. The findings are the same across platforms and module.

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EPACTL vs ETL

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While Data Migration and Data Integration are related, they are two fundamentally different activities with contrasting requirements. They need to be approached as such.‍

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Data Migration vs. Data Integration

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The implementation of a new ERP/HCM/PLM system is a major undertaking. Data migration is a critical and risky component of any such project

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Data Migration Services Overview

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After years of expanding and diversifying their portfolio of products and services, one of the largest manufacturers of consumer packaged goods initiated a plan to convert its various acquisitions into a single instance.

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SAP to JDE Conversion for $1.5B Consumer Packaged Goods Manufacturer

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Every successful IT Transformation includes a cutover – a moment where the old way of doing things disappears and the new solution goes live. We introduce the basic types of cutover.

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What's Your Type? A Nontechnical Primer on IT Transformation Cutover Types

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