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How to Decide Which Version of StarfishETL is Right for You

How to Decide Which Version of StarfishETL is Right for You

Everyone loves options, right? As you prepare for your data project, you may notice StarfishETL offers several options for moving your data. How do you know which version of the platform is right for what you need, though? The first thing you must consider is what you’re using StarfishETL for:... Continue Reading

5 Early Warning Signs of Migration Disaster

5 Early Warning Signs of Migration Disaster

The best way to solve any problem is to catch it early, and when you’re planning a migration, the ideal is to avoid the problem altogether. As migrators/integrators, we see a lot of unique projects, but they all share a common theme: their success is dependent on the team’s understanding of... Continue Reading

What Every CMO Needs to Know About Marketing Integration

What Every CMO Needs to Know About Marketing Integration

The customer journey is a constant back and forth between sales and marketing. Every touch point is an opportunity and every interaction alters the next move. Connecting the two departments with CRM and marketing integration is a logical step to align goals and facilitate collaboration. But what... Continue Reading

Farming Silos

The Dangers of Siloed Data and How to Avoid Them

The Dangers of Siloed Data and How to Avoid Them

In farming, silos are structures that keep grain separate from the elements. The same concept can be applied in the business world when we think about siloed data. There are different types of siloed data, but the overarching theme is data that is isolated from the entirety of your system,... Continue Reading

When Migrating is Better Than Upgrading Your CRM

When Migrating is Better Than Upgrading Your CRM

A properly maintained CRM system is the backbone of great customer service, sales initiatives, and marketing execution. Like all software, CRM systems require upgrades for access to the best new features and functions. These upgrades can sometimes be time consuming, however, they are usually... Continue Reading

Keeping your Data Migration on Time and Within Budget

Keeping your Data Migration on Time and Within Budget

The Starfish team has seen a lot of successful data migrations, but we’ve also seen how easy it is to get off track and over budget. In this blog post, we’ll address the most common reasons for reworks and budget overages, and the steps you can take to prevent them from happening you.

6 Tips for Successful Legacy Data Migrations

6 Tips for Successful Legacy Data Migrations

Forrest Gump’s famous quote “you never know what you’re gonna get” reflects what many of us worry about when it comes to legacy data migrations.

Moving to a new system means analyzing the way data is defined between old and new, and translating your legacy information into the new system... Continue Reading

Migrating Data

The Benefits and Challenges of CRM Migration

The Benefits and Challenges of CRM Migration

Migrating your CRM solution is a big deal no matter what software you’re moving to or from. Get it right, and your business will reap the rewards. Get it wrong, however, and you could be forced to deal with a lot of problems. It’s a complicated manuever that requires extensive... Continue Reading

how to cross reference

Generating StarfishETL Cross-Reference Files from MSCRM Picklists

Generating StarfishETL Cross-Reference Files from MSCRM Picklists

When using Starfish to migrate from Microsoft Dynamics CRM to a different CRM system, you may need to create cross reference files that translate picklist codes to actual text values. This is particularly true if you don’t have a full Dynamics CRM instance setup for the database you are... Continue Reading

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