Switching to new software: big bang or soft landing?
There can be many reasons for moving to new software. But such migrations are associated with additional burden on users, administrators and the company.
How can you streamline the process and reduce the risks?
The 3 main transition strategies are:
- Big bang – a harsh method where only the new software is usable after a certain date. Typically this approach is used when migrating to simple software.
- Parallel run – a universal method of transition, when the old and new software are operated together for a certain period of time. This allows one to adapt to the new system, to identify and eliminate problems, but also requires support and synchronization of the two systems.
- Gradual transition – the softest approach, when business processes and operations are transferred step by step. It also requires maintenance of the two systems, but reduces the burden on the company, users and administrators.
Which approach to choose? Pay attention to:
- The complexity of the new software;
- The importance of the business processes to streamline;
- The staff learning ability.
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