System & Data Migration

Many global organisations still rely on legacy systems to perform business critical processes. Maintaining, updating, version upgrading, connectivity and integration are time consuming and expensive when carried out by internal staff.

Organisations today rely on their IT systems to support business innovation and change, and, in order to remain competitive, they are engaged in an almost continuous process of implementing new, more functional systems on ever more powerful platforms.>


So Data Migration across different systems and platforms has become a very significant challenge for many organisations and, in particular, where the organisations in question have been running sophisticated, tightly integrated business and manufacturing systems for many years.  This is particularly true in the highly regulated manufacturing sectors, e.g., Pharmaceuticals and Life Sciences generally.


Most large multinational organisations have identified systems standardisation as a huge cost saving opportunity and they have been busily rolling out their Corporate standard systems to all their locations worldwide. The drive to leverage economies of scale and to harvest synergies following Merger and Acquisition activity has been an important driver in this area.


So, what's the problem?  The problem is that the effort to migrate data from the legacy systems to the replacements is a non-trivial task, and the extent of that effort is often under-estimated, resulting in project schedule problems, less-than-optimal migration, and a legacy of problems that can disrupt the smooth running of the new systems, potentially for years..

At Millennium Software we are very familiar with this problem and we have developed a proven, structured methodology to enable companies to protect their investment in legacy systems and hardware by migrating their data to new systems, regardless of the operating systems and platforms involved.  This is a Validatable methodology and the process has been approved by compliance specialists.  It has been successfully used in major systems consolidation projects where it yielded very significant time and cost savings for our clients.