Practical Cutover Tips for Your Enterprise Project

on Tuesday, 04 June 2013. Posted in Enterprise Software , Blog

Practical Cutover Tips for Your Enterprise  Project


The cutover and go-live of an enterprise system must be well thought out;

An awareness campaign to the users should be launched 6 weeks in advance to prepare them for Go Live.

It includes awareness messages, the tasks to be carried out during system unavailability and other related information.

The implementation of Enterprise Software is almost always a massive operation that brings a lot of changes in the organization. Virtually every person in the organization is involved, whether they are part of the Functional or technical or the actual end users of the enterprise software.

Below I share tips and tricks on the critical last 6 weeks before going live in the areas of testing, data conversion, training and cutover validation.

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Comments (7)

  • David Shaw

    David Shaw

    04 June 2013 at 01:08 |
    Good tips, I've bookmarked your site, I would add a detailed project plan when system is unavailable.
  • Martha


    04 June 2013 at 01:38 |
    Thank you for sharing, great website! We are hoping to go live in about 2 months!
  • Lisa Nguyen

    Lisa Nguyen

    05 June 2013 at 00:08 |
    First time visitor found your website by Google search, bookmarked your site great content, I would also add do not underestimate the data migration steps that require to cleanup the data, most of us have regular functions and data cleanup activities, you must learn to juggle!
  • Pari Singh

    Pari Singh

    05 June 2013 at 08:18 |
    I would also add to make sure the cutover plan is available to all, before the cutover phase begins.
  • Matthew Perez

    Matthew Perez

    05 June 2013 at 18:09 |
    Excellent tips, Emphasize user training when adding new systems, to mitigate and avoid garbage in/out
  • Marc Chambers

    Marc Chambers

    05 June 2013 at 23:45 |
    Great information on cutover, thank you for sharing, I would add don't underestimate the 4 key activities of going to a new system, data migration, training, user acceptance testing and corporate system downtime.
  • Tom


    07 June 2013 at 09:13 |
    Good info, also the system downtime add a 30 percent contigency on time, in my experiences most people provide a rosy estimate.

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