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Data migration can be a disruptive process for businesses if not carried out correctly as there are many challenges that can make the process difficult. That’s why most people choose to hire a data migration specialist to help them meet these challenges head-on. Here are 3 key challenges you might face: - Time constraints It’s important not to underestimate time constraints and complete the transfer before losing access to your old database. - Accessing your data Make sure that your existing database allows you to export the objects you need, and that your new tool supports the import of those objects. If not, you’ll have to find another way to access what you need. - Avoiding subsequent imports Once you’ve transferred your data from an old system or tool to a new one, your staff need to be prepared to use that new tool right away. If you continue using the old one, you may create more data which you will need to transfer.