Prepare data for migration to finance and operations apps

Functional Consultant
Dynamics 365
Supply Chain Management

When it is time to migrate data, the more you know, the easier it is to control operational complexity and reduce costs. Your customer's business continuity must be your priority. Learn how to prepare data for migration, by using the data management framework to manage data entities and data entity packages in finance and operations apps.

Learning objectives

In this module, you will learn how to:

  • Choose a data integration (import/export) strategy.
  • Identify common migration scenarios and tools in finance and operations apps.
  • Understand the Bring your own database (BYOD) feature.
  • Identify relevant (legacy) systems.
  • Identify and import static data that is common between industries.
  • Create and review test plans for data migration.
  • Identify and extract source data.
  • Identify relevant data entities and elements.
  • Generate field mapping between source and target data structures.
  • Test a data migration and validate output.
  • Support the transition between the existing and migrated systems.


  • General knowledge of Microsoft Windows
  • Good understanding of finance and operations apps, including core concepts and basic application navigation skills
  • Good understanding of adding entities, fields, and relationships to finance and operations apps