SSP Sync Utility Network Migration

Benefits of SSP Sync

September 12, 2017 — Sarah Alban

Benefits of SSP Sync

SSP Sync is both a tool and strategy for migration, designed to reduce the risk and cost associated with migration while enabling business continuity and change management. Your SSP Sync engagement begins by establishing an understanding of your current GIS environment and creating a strategic plan for moving your people, processes, and integrations into the utility network environment. The primary benefits of an SSP Sync project include:

Accurate Budget and Cost Management

SSP Sync allows you to more accurately and carefully estimate your cost of migration upfront, by understanding your data and, in turn, its impacts on the migration of your integrations, tools, and users. By offering this understanding, SSP Sync allows you to more accurately and carefully estimate the cost of migration upfront and spread the overall cost over time more easily – resulting in an improved business case.

Incremental Migration

By moving your data incrementally, you avoid the riskier all-at-once approach to migration – and the subsequent backlog of associated work and cleanup to make the new system work.

Flexible Strategy for Integrations, Users & Workflows

SSP Sync allows you to choose when to move certain integrations, users, and business processes to the utility network. For example:

  • Integrations: Modify your schedule to support the migration of a related system’s integration into the utility network
  • Users: Take the time to train your users before moving them to the utility network
  • Workflows: Re-engineer a business process to take advantage of the utility network

While using SSP Sync to migrate to the utility network, you will retain full operational ability in your current GIS environment.

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Sarah Alban is an award-winning writer and content marketer with more than ten years in the content-creation industry. Sarah works closely with GIS professionals to understand the challenges today’s utility and telecommunications organizations face — and guide them to the people and products who can help.

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