July 2019: Precision Bridge 4.3 Released

We are pleased to announce the 4.3 release of Precision Bridge which is now available for download as a free trial, new production install or upgrade.

The 4.3 release includes support for migrating data from any Salesforce application including BMC Remedyforce to any ServiceNow instance.

Includes pre-built templates for Incident, Problem, Change, Task and CMDB application tables in Remedyforce;

New option to sync data between environments at a configurable frequency to keep data-sets in-step across applications;

Seamlessly integrate any Salesforce application with ServiceNow

Seamlessly integrate any Salesforce application with ServiceNow

Supports use of the Query Builder to define a specific sub-set of records for syncing/migrating;

Maintains data integrity across applications;

For more information contact: help@precisionbridge.net




June 2019: Highmetric selects Precision Bridge for key customer migration project.

Highmetric, a ServiceNow certified Gold Sales and Gold Services partner recently selected Precision Bridge to address the data migration requirements for a key customer in the global education services sector.   Precision Bridge will be used to address the migration of Organisation, CMDB, ITSM, ITBM and custom applications from a Kingston instance running on Oracle to a Madrid instance running on MariaDB.

Andrew Paolino, managing director of Highmetric commented: “Early on in the sales cycle, we knew that the client’s data retention policies in the context of their requirement to become GDPR compliant would necessitate a fairly intense lift and shift from their existing instance into their new instance. Given the volume of data in their position, on an instance provisioned on ServiceNow pre-Aspen, the only way to accomplish the business outcomes would be to leverage Precision Bridge. “Manual” could simply never be an option. With Precision Bridge, we are best positioned for success in this engagement.”

Mark Herring, Co-Founder of Precision Bridge commented: “By using Precision Bridge, Highmetric will be able to automate much of the migration process and eliminate most of the manual effort and risks associated with manual extraction and importing.  They will also be able to select subsets of data (e.g. just active records), maintain cross-table referential integrity, include or exclude selective customisations and seamlessly migrate attachments to the new platform.  I am delighted that Highmetric have chosen to deploy Precision Bridge, and wish the team every success in completing this important project”.

For more information contact help@precisionbridge.net

May 2019: Precision Bridge 4.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the 4.2 release of Precision Bridge which is now available for download as a free trial, new production install or upgrade.

The 4.2 release includes the migration/backup of ServiceNow tables to a separate MS SQL database allowing the target data to be used for reporting, business intelligence, restoring to another SN instance or integration with an on-premise application;

Includes pre-built templates for common ServiceNow application tables;

Supports use of the Query Builder to extract/backup a specific sub-set of records for each table;

Option to extract the Display value for all reference fields;

Re-run periodically to backup changes since the last migration;

 
Business Intelligence/Analysis of exported ServiceNow data-sets

Business Intelligence/Analysis of exported ServiceNow data-sets

For more information contact: help@precisionbridge.net




April 2019: Global leader in aeronautics and aerospace industry selects Precision Bridge

A global leader in the aeronautics and aerospace industry in the United States recently selected Precision Bridge to help them migrate data from their on-premise ServiceNow instance to the cloud.

With a range of ITSM and ITBM applications, there was a specific requirement to migrate reference and transactional data from the on-premise instance to the cloud instance while maintaining data integrity.

One of the key reasons for selecting Precision Bridge was the ability to migrate in-flight workflow relating to transactions. This means that workflow actions such as approvals and tasks on the target instance can continue where they left off without the need for re-submitting or re-starting transactions.

Mark Herring, co-founder at Precision Bridge commented: “We are delighted that this new global customer have selected Precision Bridge. It endorses the product capability in migrating customer data to the cloud and we are 100% committed to making this project as successful as our previous customer deployments".

For more information contact help@precisionbridge.net


February 2019: ITSM Bridge is now Precision Bridge

Over the past few months, in consultation with our customers and partners we have been through an extensive re-branding exercise resulting in a name and logo change from ITSM Bridge to Precision Bridge. This reflects the latest and growing capability of the product in addressing the data migration and integration needs of customers for non-ITSM applications such as HR, ITBM, CSM and custom apps.

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Rest-assured there is no change to the product functionality - it is still the same great product that our existing customers and partners are familiar with other than the change of name. We are grateful for your continued support as we continue to roll-out new product enhancements and integrations to address your requirements and more information on these will follow in due course.

January 2019: ITSM Bridge 4.0 Release with migration scheduling

We are pleased to announce the 4.0 release of ITSM Bridge which includes advanced migration scheduling. This adds significant flexibility to the product by allowing operators to schedule multiple projects to run out of hours without needing to manually initiate them.

Scheduling of multiple migration projects

Scheduling of multiple migration projects

Summary of new features included in the 4.0 release:

  1. Scheduling of multiple migration projects to run at pre-defined scheduled dates/times

  2. Option to configure migration dependencies to control sequencing of scheduled projects

  3. Option to force migrations to start outside of defined business hours to limit impact on operations

  4. New Instance Comparison Analysis and Reporting to view differences in data models for any table;

  5. New Execution view to separate design activities from scheduling executions and reporting;

  6. New enhanced reporting UI with both summary and detailed reports showing number of creates/updates/skips/warnings/errors for every table mapping and for the project as a whole;

  7. Improved performance for loading and viewing project definitions;

  8. Auto-highlighting of missing tables in red in the mapping list;

  9. New migration templates for migrating reports, business rules, client scripts and notifications between ServiceNow instances.

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Systems Integrator saves 90% effort migrating data to ServiceNow

A global Systems Integrator recently completed a significant migration project using ITSM Bridge to migrate a customer from multiple legacy platforms to ServiceNow.

The client’s requirements included the transfer of all knowledge, CMDB, foundation data, software contracts, and two years’ worth of transaction data from the incident, problem, known error, change, request, and task forms including related CIs and historical work-log entries.  In addition to migrating from the legacy ITSM platform, the requirements included transferring a Microsoft SharePoint Library and CA Clarity Projects to ServiceNow.  Each of the sources contained live and historic data.  The live data needed to create viable transactions that would be managed through the complete ServiceNow lifecycle thereby maintaining data integrity.

By using ITSM Bridge, it took one person just 2 months to complete the required data mappings, migration, testing and deployment to production. Without ITSM Bridge, the Systems Integrator estimated that it would have taken a team of 4-6 people at least 6 months to deliver using a purely manual approach which would have been fraught with the risks of human error.

Mark Herring, Co-Founder of ITSM Bridge commented: “I am delighted that this project has been such a success. It instils confidence and re-assurance in both the technical delivery teams and management that such projects can be cost-effective, delivered on time and provide results that are accurate and reliable. Without ITSM Bridge some migration projects are deemed too time-consuming and expensive to deliver meaning that valuable data can be left behind. This project clearly demonstrates that migrating valuable data can be done in a cost-effective timely manner with reliable results”.

Global Systems Integrator selects ITSM Bridge

A global systems integrator with offices in 40 countries and a ServiceNow silver partner recently selected ITSM Bridge to address their data migration requirements following the acquisition of a managed service provider.  ITSM Bridge will be used to migrate CMDB, Incident, problem, change and contract data from a legacy BMC Remedy application to ServiceNow.  One of the reasons that ITSM Bridge was selected was the ability to seamlessly migrate attachments from legacy records to the ServiceNow equivalent.

ITSM Bridge significantly reduces the effort required to migrate data between Service Management platforms by providing a direct connection between source and target environments supported by a set of pre-built migration templates to accelerate delivery whilst maintaining data integrity.

Mark Herring, co-founder of ITSM Bridge commented: "I am delighted that this leading systems integrator have selected ITSM Bridge for this important project.  We look forward to helping address their data migration requirements over the coming weeks and are fully committed to making this project a complete success"

For more information, please contact info@itsmbridge.com

Instance Migrator now on ServiceNow store

We are pleased to announce that the ITSM Bridge Instance Migrator application is now available on the Service Now store, here.    

Instance Migrator is a ServiceNow certified migration utility which allows customers to migrate selected data from one instance to another.  For highly customised applications, or when migrating from multi-domain to single-domain, it often makes sense to re-platform to a vanilla instance as part of the upgrade process.  But doing so in a reliable way without loss of functionality can be a challenge.   

Instance Migrator provides an intuitive table-mapping user interface which allows the user to choose which tables to migrate and which field-level customisations to include in the migration whilst maintaining data integrity across platforms without the need for intensive scripting or other development.  By automating the migration process, it can substantially reduce the effort, time and cost of completing the re-platforming exercise whilst providing the opportunity to purge historical or redundant records.

For services partners, Instance Migrator can drive improvements in productivity by delivering projects faster without impacting on revenue, thereby freeing up resources to work on other projects.

For more information, contact us at info@itsmbridge.com

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