For more than 15 years migration-center has been a success on the market. Over the years, the need for content migration has increased dramatically but the need for experts with the according knowledge has increased even more.
The digitalization movement has intensified the need to transfer content to a modern ECM system. Customers want to do more with their content, achieve better and faster processes and reduce the number of ECMs in use to save money and create a less complex IT environment. The acceptance of cloud systems is also a driving force for the replacement of ECM systems.
Under the line, the market faces a substantial increase of content migration projects from a multi-system legacy environment into single ECM systems. Some clients even add an additional archive system on top.
Of course, a modern content migration tool needs to handle multi-system migrations, but we have noticed an enlarged demand for migration experts as well. The reason we have identified is that a large number of legacy systems make it difficult for IT service providers to supply their own experts with experience in all those different legacy systems while at the same time proficiency in cloud technology is not always given.
This definitely is a big challenge for most of the IT service providers which is why a standard product partner program would be insufficient.