Impact Systems Develops Methodology to Dramatically Improve Enterprise Content Management System Migrations

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Impact Systems announces the release of a new white paper, "Successful ECM Migration: A Case for Migration Analysis and Structured Methodology", developed to help organizations plan for complex content migration projects.

Impact Systems Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software tools, deployments and content migrations, today announces the release of a new white paper which makes the case for enterprise content migration analysis and structured methodology as organizations look to implement migrations.

More and more, organizations are faced with the need to migrate large amounts of data into a new enterprise content management environment. As these projects increase in complexity and enterprise content management systems increase in sophistication, the need for content migration planning and expertise is growing.

There are several business factors that drive the need for companies to migrate to a new enterprise content management system, including:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • The need to centralize content and consolidate data
  • To achieve commonality in ECM platforms
  • To achieve commonality in business procedures
  • Systems reaching maximum capacity
  • To reduce maintenance costs and technical system management
  • Other regulatory, financial and organizational challenges

The importance for companies to fully understand the challenges involved in moving from where they are to where they want to be continues to escalate. Today's content migration projects are much more than copying a set of files from one place to another. Typical activities include the creation or replacement of metadata, verification and cleanup of existing metadata, management of document versions and relationships, audit histories, and e-signature data, mapping of content from one cabinet/folder/filing structure to a new structure, and the creation and implementation of business logic rules for handling data exceptions and transformations.

Impact Systems developed the A-C-E™ Methodology for content migration to help companies fully understand their migration challenges, their desired outcomes, and how to best accomplish a successful migration. To learn more, a complimentary copy of the white paper can be downloaded here:

About Impact Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Impact Systems provides deployment and migration services for Enterprise Content Management (ECM) systems. Additionally, the company has developed a proprietary suite of configuration management, content and metadata transfer, and bulk load software tools that provide significant time and cost savings for deployments, migrations and ongoing electronic content needs. Impact Systems has developed a proven, comprehensive migration process, including an upfront Migration Analysis Assessment. The company has delivered migration solutions to satisfied clients in the life sciences, manufacturing, technology and financial services markets, across ECM (EMC Documentum, FileNet, Open Text, Lotus Notes and SharePoint) platforms. In addition, Impact Systems specializes in deploying regulatory business solutions such as Compliance-in-a-Box for clients in the life sciences (medical devices, biotech, pharmaceutical and healthcare) markets. Impact Systems is a member of the EMC2 Consulting/Select Services Team, and is an Adobe® and Kofax partner. Visit Impact Systems at or call 302-573-6864 x121.


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