Data Migration is the process wherein data is transformed from one application to the other. Generally it is a one-time activity which takes place when the customer switches to a new application, our case being Tally. Here data, mainly masters (rather than transactions) and its opening values are converted into Tally data from the previous database (say foxpro, ms-sql, mysql, oracle, sybase, db2 or even a spreadsheet like Excel) at ease, so that the entire shifting experience is a cake-walk.
The purpose of data migration is to avoid tedious, time consuming and error prone manual entries of masters (be it party, item or employees) in Tally and instead do it with the aid of a custom made tool that does it quick and precise. Before carrying out the process the masters´ information as required in Tally is pre-defined using a template.
Data Migration can be done either by directly fetching the database tables of the application or in most cases thru´ an intermediate agent like Excel or any spreadsheet or even MS-Word. Some of the popular third party ERPs from which data migration services have been handled are Busy, Wings, Profit, SAP, Salesforce, etc.,
The benefits of data migration services are: