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Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) is a great way to automate business processes and improve the overall efficiency, accuracy and productivity of your workforce. One thing that many businesses do not realise when embarking on an ERP journey, is that integrating this software into your workflow is not just about transferring old data into a new system. Businesses often fail to realise the importance of cleaning data before it is transferred into a new ERP system. Clean data has the potential to increase your chances of ERP success and this article will explain why!
Why is it important to clean your data before you migrate to a new ERP system?
You may be wondering, how exactly does data become dirty? Well, cleaning your data does not mean that you have to physically clean it. Clean data is data that has been cleared of any files that are no longer valuable or beneficial to your business. Think of it as a decluttering of all your data files!
It is possible to migrate your data to your new software without cleansing it, however, data cleaning before moving to your new system will make the process more successful. Clean data is easier for ERP systems to process, it will also increase the speed and efficiency of the migration. Having cleaned your data, all information that will be moved to your new software will be up-to-date and accurate. It will also improve the quality of the data and reduce the chances of mistakenly using incorrect data in your business.
The main benefits of clean data include:
- Improved decision making
- Improved results and revenue
- Maintain a good company reputation
- Minimise compliance issues
- Save time, reduce waste and save money
What are the dangers of not cleaning your data?
If you do not clean your data before moving it to your new ERP software, outdated or unreliable data files may get mistaken for current data which could lead to poor decisions being made. It takes just one piece of inaccurate data for an employee to make a decision that could disrupt the entire business.
If this were to happen, your company reputation could be seriously damaged. Companies who are unable to handle data correctly are often scrutinised by the business world as data is such a crucial part of everyday processes and operations. A bad reputation will affect your chances of gaining customers and expanding. If your reputation is significantly harmed, this could be enough to throw your business into turmoil.
Clean data can give you a fresh start with your new ERP software
If you have invested in a new business management software, the last thing that you want is for it to become cluttered with unwanted data that leads to mistakes being made. Cleaning your data before migrating to your new ERP will help you start fresh and avoid the pitfalls that can result from bad data. Cleaning your data before migration will lead to an ERP system that will work better for you and will put you and your business on the path to success!
If you would like to learn more about cleaning your data before migrating to a Winman ERP system, get in touch with our team today.