Our customers often face the Problem of having to move data from one system to another. They are migrating a system or integrating systems. At some point data from the old system is needed in the new system.
There are basically two ways for this:
- Develop a migration tool (implying IT project, budget, risk, etc.)
- Have people enter the data into the new system (copy & paste)
Both ways have major downsides and we had to come up with a smarter, third way:
A simple tool that can be configured by a “scripting language” to dynamically read input data. In addition, the input screen of the target system (also via scripting) can be very quickly configured so that the tool can now type in read data into the screen. The very basic process to support was:
Input data → Tool → Input mask (of the target system).