A Proposed ERP Data Collector to Converge the Old Legacy Data into the New ERP

Sultan T Alanazi, Hael Al-bashiri, Yousef Sanjalawe

Abstract


Nowadays, one of the biggest Information Technology investments is in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) structure. ERP provides for the flow across the whole of an organization’s information by integrating and controlling the core business processes into a single application and single data repository. Moreover, ERP is considered time-consuming and expensive in terms of money and effort. ERP faces an obstacle in transforming data from the old legacy systems into new ERP systems since there is no defined standard model that can be used. Thus, in this paper, a new practical, simple, and effective solution to convert data from the old legacy system into the new ERP is proposed. This solution assumes that the data source and the target ERP are mismatched in data type formats, data values, data incompatibility, and missing data exist. The proposed solution defined a semi-auto data conversion process based on the meta-data of the source and target databases with the consultant of predefined mapping rules. First, the mapping process suggests a mapping list based on the predefined rules and the mapping confidence level (a threshold). Next, the final uploading process, human intervention is required to guarantee the correctness of the final loading process. The paper ends with a conclusion and future work.

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