Thinking About Cloud Computing? What questions should you be asking and why. – Part 8

Cloud Computing - Is a Data Conversion necessaryIs a Data Conversion Necessary?

Data conversions are an ugly process.  If you choose a Cloud Practice Management Application (PM App) from a new company, they have to reverse engineer your old Company’s  data format, then smush it all around (technical term) into their own proprietary database format.   Often there aren’t equivalent fields for some data, so it’s left behind.   My experiences for data conversions have been “Someone always cries”.  Continue reading