We all know that planning, executing, and monitoring software upgrades can be a complicated process. To help avoid the headaches traditionally associated with major software upgrades, consider investing time and energy into the steps below to make the transition as smooth as possible:

  1. Examine the business context and value of upgrading your enterprise BI applications
  2. Use sandbox testing to identify issues before deploying to a production environment
  3. Refresh your quality assurance and development environment to reduce the potential impacts on development activities
  4. Examine the overall satisfaction of the end-user community using objective metrics

All software upgrades present challenges, but fortunately the experts at MicroStrategy Professional Services are here to help. Our consultants know the upgrade process inside and out, and are available to help ensure the success of your next MicroStrategy upgrade.