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CRM Migration

Dynamics CRM On-Premise to Online

An organisation can plan to move from On-Premise to Cloud/Online for many reasons as: improving CRM applications accessibilities for its employees, reducing maintenance and infrastructure costs, easier intregration with cloud based social apps, or for faster return of investments.Whatever the reason, the most critical factor for the success of such a vision is the effective migration of CRM data to the cloud, without affecting usability, access and performance.

We at GS Cloud World, have built the expertise and accelerators to streamline end-to-end migration process, which ensure faster and effective migration to CRM Online.GS Cloud World follows the best practices recommended by Microsoft as well as the lessons learned from internal case studies to make sure Online Implementation and migration to CRM Online is managed without any data loss, and without any foreseen limitations. This is applicable to every business implementing the Online solution with Dynamics CRM.


CRM Migration

Upgrading CRM is essential in order to completely utilize its functionalities. However, CRM migrations sometimes do have bottle necks which can be time consuming and costs more efforts. We have structured a migration process which will help our client to migrate from any CRM version without any hassle and also ensure the best possible use to Dynamics CRM.

We follow a 5-step methodology to ensure that migrations happen without hassle and all the meaningful data is exactly where it needs to be.


Platform Review:

Our first step starts with a thorough analysis of your existing CRM setup. This includes reviewing and documenting existing CRM processes, workflows, customizations and 3rd party integrations. The end result of this exercise is a document that details each process through a Visio diagram along with
entity and field level details of your current setup. This document is reviewed with your team to fill any gaps and to confirm that all details are correctly addressed.

Customization Analysis:

With every new release of CRM, there are several technical features that are no longer supported. A Customization Analysis ensures that we review your CRM code to ensure compatibility with the latest release of CRM Online. We document items that need to be modified or replaced by new technical functionality and ensure that everything works!

Enhancements of Existing Processes:

We recommend that you first migrate to CRM Online and then modify existing processes or setup new ones. This ensures we are able get you live on the CRM Online platform before we make any changes, which would require a longer Go Live period and add to the complexity of the project. We will document your requirements and address them as an immediate Phase 2 post Go Live.

Data Migration:

Data Migration is probably one of the most overlooked aspects of any CRM project. A good Data Migration plan is critical to end user training on the new platform and a successful Go Live. If users see their data is correct in the new system, adoption will be that much faster! Our Data Migration team is highly specialized in CRM migrations and has deep knowledge on migrating simple (Ex: Contacts) to complex (Ex: Activities) entities. Our team will setup the migration packages, run a thorough test migration and prepare a detailed migration plan for your Go Live.

Training & Go Live:

End User Training ensures that all your users are comfortable with the new platform. Training is conducted in a Test environment with live data. Using live data is an important aspect of training and helps users navigate the training and learning much faster. A successful training prepares us for a successful Go Live!