Immature breakups hurt, so it is all about developing a good retirement and decommissioning strategy. Having a team of experts in place will help to make the process faster, better and repeatable.
From a technical point of view migration-center in combination with OpenText InfoArchive provides a perfect approach to setting up such a Sunsetting Factory – which you could of course also call Decommissioning or Archiving Factory.
While OpenText InfoArchive provides easy access to data without the original application, migrations-center helps to prepare the data for ingestion from almost any legacy system. This is done by creating so-called SIPs (Submission Information Packages).
Migration-center can also distinguish active from inactive data. Therefore, that is perfectly possible to process some of the data to be ingested into OpenText InfoArchive, where it is still available for customer service, operational reasons or to meet industrial regulations, and other to be migrated into ongoing alive systems. All activities can be simulated and discussed with stakeholders before doing the actual migration/archiving.