Relax… Your Software Conversion Doesn’t Have to be Scary!

Posted on 22 Mar 2016

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Switching over to a new pawn shop software program can be terrifying. We know there is a lot to consider, from shop operations, to equipment, to training…

 

One of your biggest concerns may be the conversion of your data. When it comes to data structure, it's typically never apples to apples. The data needs to be manipulated to line up with the structure of the program you're converting into. In most cases data record statuses from the originating program will be foreign to the program you are converting to and will require re-mapping. Make sure your new software company is experienced and can deliver when it comes to preserving your precious data.

 

Make sure to have a detailed conversation with your soft

 

ware company regarding the items being converted before starting the process. Having the correct expectations going in is key. 

 

It's also very important to review converted data thoroughly before accepting it and going live with your new program. This is an area you do not want to overlook. Sometimes hectic schedules or busy shop operations can detract from spending the appropriate amount of time on the final review. It's imperative that the proper amount of time is spent checking the converted data. 

 

PawnMaster has converted hundreds of customers from virtually every software out there. We are here to answer your questions and alleviate your concerns when it comes to making your transition a smooth one. 

Rich Gonsalves

Written by Rich Gonsalves

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