Cloning or a 1:1 migration of all objects located in a repository without reorganization and clean-up has no additional business value, the result is just a new platform and/or version (garbage in, garbage out). With EMA, changes on business requirements can not be applied easily during the migration (e.g. new metadata, new object types, business logic etc.). The results of the actual migration can not be discussed with the business department before the content is imported in the target system. If needed, duplicates can not be dictated and managed. And furthermore it is not possible to apply changes during the project with just a few clicks of the mouse as you could with migration-center.
migration-center is designed for administrators to support them in all phases of a migration project and not just during the import. Over the last eight years migration-center has been developed together with our partners and customers into a product which integrates a full project methodology and all essential capabilities for the different steps during a project. Today migration-center is not only a product but rather a migration platform which covers numerous migration scenarios.