In the ever-evolving business scenario, it is a prerequisite for all companies to adapt to changes in technology to keep up with the challenges. The migration or modifications of software from one version to another has become inevitable so that companies are up to date and adapt to new developments or business needs. While businesses are constantly growing, many times a situation arises where an old ERP solution can no longer meet current business challenges and therefore the need to migrate to a new version of Snowflake is strongly felt. However, the Snowflake migration is not a simple job, it is a very structured process and companies need to follow some well-defined steps to ensure that their migration offers better benefits and additional features. Here is an explanation of the crucial aspects to follow when migrating a Snowflake ERP solution to a new version.

Back up everything from the current system

The most important step before starting the migration process is to back up all data from the current ERP system and install a production server demo server with a database and extensions. This is a foolproof step to avoid migration errors or any data loss. In addition to installing the previous version, Snowflake also requires clearing all system logs for new version installations.

Evaluation of the current system's work pattern

Before embarking on the process of migrating to a new system, companies should closely evaluate and perceive how their current system works. Analysis and end-to-end understanding of the current version would help them realize the need to install the new version. While the migration is not overly complex, taking a few precautions ahead of time will help improve grading smoothly.

Get a demo copy of the latest version

Companies must implement a demonstration of the latest version of their modules that are in the current configuration. Demo data is a type of setting that can be enabled / disabled at the time of its creation. If any command to import demo data is provided at build time, it can be disabled later. Additionally, any new instances of the demo data in the module installation will import data that ensures companies securely transfer their existing data to the new version.

Migrate the current database

Migrating to a new version does not make sense until the company also migrates its database and its modules. While migrating all existing data to the enhanced version is a bit fragile process that requires caution during data extraction, it is stored in multiple locations, sometimes with third-party systems or plug-ins. Therefore, data migration can cause certain errors in the data set that can be erased with some data cleaning procedure.

Module migration

Migrating modules from existing ERP is a step-by-step approach and companies must have a clearer understanding of the inter-modular interaction in the current system. In other words, there must be a proper understanding of how data is transmitted to and from various systems in the organization.

Fixing glitches

The last thing that is needed in migrating from ERP to an enhanced version is to fix the technical problems that arise in the integrity check. This is essential to ensure that the migrating to Snowflake successful and is done with a clean data set.

Businesses, after tracking these relevant measurements, can opt for the demo setup on the server. It will help them to get real instances of the new ERP system for a few hours and experiment with it without restrictions, since the demo instances do not need local installation, but they work with a web browser.