Migrating your data from Mamut.
This is a continuation from our previous article on the decommissioning of Mamut software that will have end of life on the 31st of December. As a result of this announcement, the network of Mamut have completed a review of a number of software upgrade paths that would have similar functionality to Mamut for a comparable price. We have now completed our testing and due diligence and have 2 possible software alternatives would suit most Mamut customers.
Which sort of platforms are available now?
One is a modular system which handles most stock requirements and syncs with an accounting package for VAT purposes. This is cost wise comparable with Mamut and will be relatively straight forward to migrate information and implement. For businesses with more complex needs we can offer an all-in-one solution that has more advanced functionality than Mamut. Both are long term vendors in the market, offering cloud-based solutions with additional ecommerce links and increased use of automation.
What you need to do to prepare for migrating your information?
In order for us to plan in advance the upgrade path for each business as preferably the new system should be ready for your new financial year. The process of upgrading to a new platform is:
• Develop a project plan and assign internal roles.
• Demonstrating the new system.
• exporting data from Mamut.
• match data with fields in the new system.
• customise the new system for your requirements.
• test it to make sure it is fit for purpose.
• train staff.
• Go live.
• Support for teething problems.
All of this takes time, and it may take up to 3 to 6 months preparation, depending on your existing workload. If clients leave this to the last minute, then we will not be able to guarantee a smooth hand over. We are already taking bookings up to September, so please indicate your interest so we can plan accordingly. It is advised that you use an authorised Mamut partner during this process as they will know the appropriate fields for matching with the new system.
For those who wish to have a Team’s session so you can view the options available then please contact us on the details above.
About the Author
Malcolm Ford is a qualified Business System Analyst with over 12 years experience of working with ERP software platforms such as Mamut and SAP Bydesign. He has successfully implemented a number of solutions for companies across the UK including sectors such legal, manufacturing, professional servicer and construction industries.