Over the course of our discussion around getting ready for CloudSuite, we have covered a variety of topics about how your organization can benefit from this monumental change. Not only is this an excellent chance to get everyone on the same page in terms of long-term goals, but it also presents an opportunity to clean up your master data and eliminate anything unnecessary. Pre-planning for your migration to the cloud is all about minimizing the risk of a project going over the budget, timeline, or failing all together. Everyone working on this project must be on the same page when it comes to what are you trying to accomplish and what the resource cost will be to get it done. If you can establish that upfront, you put yourself & your team in the best position to complete a CloudSuite project functionally and on time. To us, that's the number one benefit.
So, how can you eliminate surprises and get your organization ready? The first surprise we run into is how much time you need to dedicate to this project. Everyone who will be working on this project for its duration needs to be made aware of the timeline from the beginning of the project. This is not something you want to inform people of once the project is already underway – if you aren’t upfront about how this will impact everyone’s day-to-day workload. Another way to eliminate surprises is (as we’ve said time & time again) to backfill all resources who will be involved in the migration. Failing to do so will result in employee burnout every single time – we know because we’ve seen it happen more than once.