Migrating to a new platform is desire of all businessmen in order to have updated websites. However, when migrating to a new Magento platform, there may appear some mistakes which make store owners meet some difficulties. To help you ensure that your platform migrated smoothly, we show you the ways to avoid top 3 mistakes during migrating process.
1. Not considering workflow changes
The new migrated platform not only affects the way user interact with your website but also how your employees do too. The clients only start to realize the full extent of how the new platform is going to affect internal workflows during final testing or even after launch. Therefore, that will lead to unplanned delays, frustration, and late, difficult changes in project scope.
All departments need obvious workflows involving the e-commerce platform and systems integrated into it in detail. If users don’t have this plan done when migrating platform, they cannot be created proposal
2. Not taking advantage of the latest features to easily improve outdated processes
Customer service, product information management and order fulfillment are very difficult to improve and change key operations in functions. Most clients that approach us usually don’t consider the outstanding opportunity a platform migration will offer them to address inefficiencies and create better processes within their organization. And they worry about preserving current workflows but do not consider improving them.
There are two ways for process improvements. First, users need to note the areas they want to improve within their daily work relate to the e-commerce platform and services integrated into it. All these areas will be collected, evaluated for any return on investment, and added to the project requirements. Second, the technical and development teams should know the new technologies and services which may offer more efficient workflows for integrating into the new platform to replace old ones. A new platform offers opportunities for easy integrations and more efficient processes while the older platforms do not.
3. Not training staff and testing workflow changes first, prior to full design and data migrations
All parts of the migration are influenced by the process of requirements, so you should put them at first on schedule. Open source free themes and catalog data are readily available for most e-commerce platforms, so it will quickly set up a test site. On this site, users should install planned extensions and change to standard processes on the platform. Major integrations should also be accomplished.
Prior to full design and data migrations, users in all affected departments should then be trained on the new platform, and extensive testing of all affected workflows should be conducted. Business problems, technical issues, and additional requirements can then be identified early in the project when changes to scope and timeline are smaller and easier to accomplish.
Before migrating full design and data, users in all affected departments will be trained on new platform, and extensive testing of all affected workflows will be conducted. And business problems, technical issues, and additional requirements can be identified early in the project when changing to scope and timeline is smaller and easier to accomplish.
We’ve shown you top 3 mistakes when migrating platform as well as the solutions for them. Hope that they can make you difficult when migrating your websites.
Thanks for reading!