Businesses need to migrate data for a variety of reasons, including mergers and acquisitions, standardising services, retiring legacy systems and modernising existing systems to achieve greater operational capacity, efficiency and improved customer experience.
As data migration usually needs to be highly-structured and follow a specific set of rules, robots are the perfect tool for managing the process. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is increasingly being used for data migration purposes as it gives consistent and accurate results with unparalleled efficiency.
WEAKNESSES OF THE ETL APPROACH:
STRENGTHS OF THE ETL APPROACH:
Significant portion of your database is relatively straight-forward reference data, which:
WEAKNESSES OF ROBOTICS-ASSISTED DATA MIGRATION:
STRENGTHS OF ROBOTICS-ASSISTED DATA MIGRATION:
Robots can validate data against external websites, spreadsheets or additional IT systems.
Robots can interact with staff to recover failed transactions once root cause is resolved.
Robots can migrate “on demand”, based on any digital “trigger”.
Robots can update data (e.g. customer data) across several IT systems – ensuring a “single source of the truth”.
Can run in parallel with normal operation. (1) Progressive migration, (2) continue aligning data after migration complete.
Robots can incorporate validation, roll-back, reporting, and sophisticated recovery procedures.