Data migration involves ‘mapping’ your old system’s data to the new PCRecruiter system, associating old data fields with their new locations and requirements. Once a satisfactory mapping is achieved, the entire data set is converted to the new PCRecruiter format.
A full service, comprehensive data migration carries some expense. Many competing vendors of recruitment solutions offer “free conversions” but, of course, nothing is ever free. Either the conversion offered is not full-service, or the vendor is making up the costs in some other aspect of the transaction (typically with higher monthly fees).
The quality and completeness of a data migration can have a large effect on end-user satisfaction and ROI. It’s an area that should be carefully explored with potential vendors before making a decision, and it’s one area where differences in vendor effort and skill can’t fully offset the need for effort and focus from the customer side.
Don’t let the allure of a “free data conversion” or promises that “no effort is needed” distract you from obtaining the results that you really need and the kind of data conversion quality Main Sequence is known for in the professional recruitment space.
Main Sequence sales consultants and conversion analysts can scope your actual data conversion needs and offer a quote appropriate for your situation.
For customers seeking more basic data loading, the PCRecruiter Generic Import Utility offers a useful array of mapping features, including custom fields and modeling of one-to-many relationships (such as names connected to organizations) and cleanup tools (such as joining first and last names) that work well for do-it- yourself migration of basic name/organization contact data. Sometimes this step can be a guided part of your initial implementation.
Those same utilities are valuable ongoing features for customers who wish to load data from time to time for various business purposes- including evolved multi-database functionality allowing move/copy operations as needed. Continuous data loading / modification is considered an integration, but these utilities may play a role in that use case as well.
Main Sequence’s full service, comprehensive data migration is a craft job that requires a lot of communication and custom work. Below is an outline of the general process and timeline for a successful data conversion:
Main Sequence’s in-house data conversion team has dozens of standard maps from all major vendors of recruiting systems. Our team has migrated data from recruitment and applicant tracking systems like:
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