Data Migration Services Estimation

We are often asked to bid the migration of data from an old system into CatDV Pro. Here's what we generally look for when bidding a job.

Notes: If there is no standard export format, then know that dumping the SQL is possible but would require a lot of info from a developer or the client to recreate the records. (This could cost many thousands of dollars to do, if possible at all.) As you may know, internally an SQL db has many ways to store the data and the schema and total dataset is seldom as simple as the output records we need.

Typically, we try to get a tour or some screenshots of the system and some test exports, if possible.

Know that NSA has done deep recovery where we took a system that had been abandoned and had no developer information and we recreated and migrated 18,000 assets and imported them into CatDV for a major university med school. This took 6 weeks and was not inexpensive, obviously.