5 Frequent Core Conversion Missteps: The Things You Probably Forgot

This blog is the sixth and final in the series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. To read each misstep more in-depth, visit Olenick.com.

Credit union core conversion projects are enormously complex. By the time the project kicks off, well over a year has likely been spent debating the benefits of one system over another, estimating the many expenses that will be incurred, worrying about how integrated systems will be affected, and wondering how to best prepare your staff for the change.

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Core Conversion Misstep #5: The Project Is Finished, Right? Nope, One More Step

This blog is the fifth in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com.

Core conversion projects have a seemingly endless number of things to consider. Your project team may have already discussed a test and defect management repository, performance testing your new core, the integrity of your new core’s data, and the downstream testing that is often forgotten.

Next in this blog series of neglected components is converting your test cases into a regression suite. Your new core will have regular upgrades, new integrations, and new development – all work that is designed for you to realize even more benefits. The ongoing testing you will be doing can be made much more efficient with a regression suite, and the best time to create a regression suite is immediately following your conversion.

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Packaged Success Transforms User Adoption for Small Firms Implementing iManage Work 10

Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, and St. Louis, MO – Packaged Success, an offering designed to ensure user adoption of iManage Work 10 is now available for firms with less than 100 users. Olenick, Traveling Coaches, and Intelliteach launched Packaged Success after working closely with iManage to understand and address the user adoption pain points that impact small firms. Consistent and efficient deployment, effective change management and training, and 24/7 post-implementation support are implementation facets that many firms have difficulty supporting.

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Core Conversion Misstep #4: Your Testing Didn’t Go Far Enough

This blog is the fourth in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com.

A core conversion has many, many components and a small amount of time to account for all of them. You have already read about a test and defect management repositorythe importance of performance testing, and the risk of not testing your core data.

The next blog post in this series of often-neglected components of a core conversion is about downstream testing. Many organizations believe that they have gone far enough when they’ve tested the core application, but what about the data that moves in and out of the core system? With a project as complex as a conversion, there is more to test than just the core.

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Core Conversion Misstep #3: Oops, We Didn’t Check the Core Data

This blog is the third in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com.

Your credit union’s core conversion project is either on the horizon or warmly breathing down the back of your neck. Hopefully, you have already considered a test and defect management repository decision and thought about the functionality you will performance test.

The next post in this blog series of often-overlooked components of a core conversion is about validating the integrity of the core data. It may seem obvious that your new core has the right data in the right place, but few things are less obvious. As a crucial system to your organization, it’s critically important that you check it.  

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Core Conversion Misstep #2: No One Knows if the New Core is Actually Faster

This blog is the second in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com.

You are working furiously to plan for the biggest project of the year (decade, perhaps?) and may have already tackled a test and defect management repository decision. The next post in this blog series about often-overlooked components of a core conversion is performance testing. If your members and employees are expecting the same response times in your new system – or better! – performance testing needs to be a part of your project plan.

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Core Conversion Misstep #1: 1,500 Test Cases Are Missing

This blog is the first in a series about things that are frequently overlooked or forgotten when a Credit Union is considering a Core Conversion. Subsequent blogs will be posted weekly and highlight each item in-depth. Make sure to follow along with the series on Olenick.com

Your core conversion planning is anxiously underway, and many months will be spent planning and executing testing. Often, a decision about the tool that will be used to house test scripts and track defects is made just as test planning is kicking off, which could end up being too late. Your test and defect repository will be as critically important as your overall project plan, so you need to have the right tool selected as early as possible.

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Olenick Hosts First-Ever Girl Scouts Technology Workshop

In partnership with the Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, Olenick recently provided a technology workshop to introduce young girls to the possibilities of pursuing a future in a STEM related career.

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TJ Johnson to Co-Present at Legaltech 2019

TJ Johnson from Olenick joins Gina Buser, CEO of Traveling Coaches and Andrew Price, COO of Barry Nilsson, to present the session, Advancing Innovation Projects on a Budget and Making Them Stick, at Legaltech New York 2019.  The session takes place on January 29th from 2:30 – 3:30 pm, and will offer strategies and practical takeaways to help transform your organization through innovation, project success, and business adoption. 

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Olenick to Attend DistribuTECH 2019

Olenick is kicking off 2019 by attending DistribuTECH in New Orleans, LA February 5 – 7. DistribuTECH is an opportunity for Olenick to network, learn, and problem solve with energy and utilities colleagues and clients. Olenick is looking forward to sharing and learning more about the trends and new innovations within the utilities industry.

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