The data migration tool is one important feature of Salesforce CRM which is used to retrieve the source code or metadata from an organization’s data in simple file format. Generally the data is retrieved in the format of XML. It is a great and easy process to deploy a large number of components from one source to another. The Salesforce data migration tool allows you to define a customized list of metadata components through an XML which you can pull down to a Salesforce.com organization. The data migration tool helps to improve data quality by following proper standards of data migration. Here are some of the major benefits of this powerful Salesforce tool.
Advantages Of Using The Salesforce Data Migration Tool In
Fast migration process– The best part of the Salesforce data migration tool is the lack of user interaction required for deployment. The Salesforce migration tool pushes and pulls data significantly faster than any other migration tool and is far less time consuming when compared to other migration tools. Other tools may require the user to go through different pages in a screen to type, verify and perform more actions which take considerable time.
Repetitive deployment– The Salesforce migration tool allows you to retrieve all the metadata in the organization, make any required changes and deploy a subset. If you need to repeat the process it is extremely simple and all you need to do is recall the same deployment again.
Suitable for both novice and advanced Salesforce users– Both expert and non-expert Salesforce users can quickly and easily automate the import and export of data files through the data migration tool. This reduces the time and effort required in the organization for this migration activity.
Suitable for projects with many changes– the tool is suitable for development projects where you require data to populate in a test environment with large amount of changes in the set up. If we use a web interface for making these changes, it may take a long time to finish.
Suitable for multistage release process– When there is a typical development process occurring, it needs iterative building, testing and performing staging before the product is finally released to production. The automated retrieval and deployment of data components can make the process easier and faster, and this can be achieved by the Salesforce data migration tool.
Data migration is a very important aspect of your data management capabilities and it is essential for the business to have proper tools for the process. When we move from one CRM system to another, it is important that data should flow without any hiccups. It is the responsibility of each and every Salesforce user to see that everything remains intact during data migration, and they must ensure that there are no Salesforce duplicates created during the migration.