Accounting Software Data Migration

Accounting Software Data Migration: Pulling Back the Curtain

Published in an article by Find Accounting Software – written by Adam Bluemner

An interview with Dan McGuckin, Division Manager for Plumb’s Information Systems Division 

Software data migration is one of the most mysterious parts of switching systems for new accounting software buyers.  Even for experienced buyers who have previously implemented software, the big question remains: How easily will our data transfer?

The dream is to transfer data with a couple quick commands, in one try, with no headaches.  But there’s always the fear of the nightmare scenario that you’ll need to manually enter data and burn up days or weeks of valuable time in the process.  The reality is almost always somewhere in between these extremes.

In order to pull back the curtain on what goes into transferring data from one accounting system to another, I connected with Dan McGuckin from TAG.  Plumb is a software provider offering accounting programs from NetSuite and Sage, as well as their own Contractor V product.  Dan has 20 years of experience in designing and launching enterprise application initiatives and has personally assisted on hundreds of implementations.

To get a better grip on what you can expect when migrating accounting data between systems, read on to get answers on the following questions:  Download the interview.

  • Why is there no open-source standard for accounting data?
  • What’s the best case scenario for moving data?
  • What’s the worst case scenario for software data migration?
  • What role do conversion “utilities” play?
  • What are typical data conversion challenges?
  • How much time will converting software take?
  • What issues can occur if data isn’t moved properly?

Accounting Software Data Migration: Pulling Back the Curtain

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software data migration About Plumb:

Plumb is a NetSuite Solution Provider and Sage Authorized Partner and offers valued financial and business resources for companies on the move. Plumb has over 400 clients in the southern California region and their customizable NetSuite consulting services guarantee a successful transition to NetSuite.  Plumb is located at 1227 Prospect Street, Suite 200, La Jolla, CA 92037.