Things to know before migrating Odoo to its latest versionby Alex Forsyth Developer
Business systems need to migrate to the newest version to enjoy the new features and benefits. But there are many things to consider while migrating the software and one of the expert Odoo ERP consultants has discussed a few of these things here in this article.
With the introduction of every new version, Odoo ERP comes up with something new and improved for every business. And every business needs to stay updated to these features and functionalities to offer a much better user experience with more features, enhanced security, and to stay competitive. But, migrating from the existing version to the new one with all the information and data can be a challenging task. You need to consider several aspects before getting started with the migration process. One of the experienced and highly skillful Odoo ERP consultants has discussed these factors and considerations below.
Go through these points before migrating the ERP software.
Consider the reasons and purpose of migration first:
Before migrating to the new version, you need to understand the purpose and the core reasons for doing it. It is just because you want your system to enjoy the new powers of the latest version? What are the different departments of your business? Are your business processes compatible with the features of the latest version of Odoo? You need to study what’s new in the version as well as perform a complete analysis of your business to find out the impact of the migration in the overall workflow of your business. Understand these aspects before you start with the migration process.
Consider the new features of the latest version:
Every new version introduces some more new and advanced features. You need to understand these features and discuss the ways you can leverage these for your business system. Evaluating these features is essential from beforehand to know what the implications can be later on.
Old features, which will be absolute:
Migrating the ERP will obviously add new features to the business workflow but will also give way to the old features and techniques. There can be several reasons behind this. The business system needs an update to avail and enjoys the new features and functionalities. The new features should replace as well as balance the old ones within the business ecosystem. Remember, improper analysis of the business workflow can hamper and result in bugs, gradually slowing down the overall system.
Consider the business processes, which can get affected:
All business processes may not have the same kind of workflow. Many business processes can even get altered during the migration process. Noting down the alterations and informing the workforce about it can help a lot and save time as well in solving the issues from beforehand.
DownTime while migrating the software:
Most of the ventures are time-crucial and tend to lose a huge number of customers and tons of money when not operating. Many businesses go for the pilot mode to operate while the new systems are made ready in the backyard. But this may not be possible for all businesses. This is why calculating the downtime from beforehand is always suggested to ensure proper restart of the workflow on completion of the migration process.
Resources and time dedicated to test:
Testing is one of the most essential and crucial parts of the migration process. Rigorous testing is needed to ensure there are no bugs and the business is performing well after the migration. Testing is important to make sure all the data and information are transferred and have not got lost by any chance. But for this, you need to be sure of appointing a dedicated and experienced team of resources and give them enough time to test the business system and the workflow thoroughly.
Cost of migration is a vital consideration:
Always consider the cost of migration before you just dive into the process. It is an essential factor you must not miss out to remember.
Migrating Odoo to its most recent version is not so easy and needs knowledge and skills. However, considering the above factors can help a lot during the migration process.
Alex Forsyth is one of the most experienced and skilled Odoo ERP consultants of a reputed company in Australia, Envertis Software Solutions. The author has written this article to highlight the key factors to consider while migrating the software to the latest version to ensure a faultless and seamless migration process.
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