Leaving your old tool might seem daunting, but Innoslate is a modern, cloud-computing tool that makes moving your data simple. The transition process is fast, and Innoslate will actually save you time because of its automation. Here are a few simple steps to make migrating your data to Innoslate easier:
Organize Your Data: Assess how much data you really want to move into Innoslate. Get rid of the data you don’t need and only move your most valuable items. You may find there is very little data that needs to be moved. This is true of existing, long-term, and new projects. By getting rid of clutter, you can improve your efficiency significantly.
Extend the Schema to Meet Your Needs: Make note of your project’s schema. Make sure Innoslate can accept the schema changes you’ve made and easily import the data from a CSV file or other format. See how to make changes to the schema here.
Check Your Data’s File Types: Innoslate’s Import Analyzer can accept many different file types. The Import Analyzer provides drag and drop import capability for .csv, .docx, and .xml files. There is also an advanced importer for .xmi, .pdf, and .txt files. Innoslate already has built-in analytics to replace their functionality or at least has an open Software Development Kit (SDK)/Applications Programmer Interfaces (API) that allows you to replicate that functionality. If you were previously using a modeling tool, you should use one that has XMI or some other capability to read files exported from your existing tool. Note that since you may be coming from what is essentially a drawing tool into a data-driven tool, you may have to redraw some of the diagrams. This is an opportunity to make sure that the diagrams do not contain errors. You can test the results of your models to ensure accuracy using the Discrete Event simulator.
Archive Your Data: After you have imported your data into Innoslate, create a copy of your project. This is a great safety measure. How to copy your project.
Baseline All Your Documents: Make sure to baseline all the data that you originally imported into Innoslate. Baselining allows you to create copies of your original project. How to baseline requirements documents.
Ask for Help: With the software as a service (SaaS) model, support is part of the package for no additional charge. Use that support to help you in this move. You can contact your support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to see a tool that has all these features and provides the support you need, then learn more about Innoslate® at www.innoslate.com.