Delivering a Digital Transformation Assurance Solution with 50% Savings in Cost and Time

Helping a major healthcare service standardize quality assurance processes for transformed and migrated data.
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The Challenge

Offer 100% certainty that no patient records would be lost and quality testing be delivered on time given the project had already suffered delays...

The Outcome

Overall quality improved on-demand metrics as volume testing efficiency increased. Scripts were customized to meet exact programme testing requirements.

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A central player in the UK health sector were undergoing a digital transformation of one of its vital internal applications. An updated pLDM had to be delivered, but testing became inconsistent, and stakeholders were losing confidence in the transformation process. The data migration test team were struggling to keep pace with the volume of data being migrated and transformed and they were now a risk to the project.

IDS had to implement a mechanism to assure that the migration and transformation of data had quality gates and offer unequivocal certainty that the data transformation rules had been thoroughly tested. The goal was to assure the data was available in the correct format and location in the target database.


The IDS solution perfectly complements our value-added proposition to our customers providing an automated approach to data transformation and test automation.

Emma O’Brien, CEO, Embridge Consulting



Excellent collaboration as always. The resource supplied was ideal for our requirements

Paul Turner, Test Manager, Irwin Mitchell LLP



We've been working continuously with IDS across a wide range of scenarios. They have a 'can do' attitude and were flexible around our needs. We like their technical expertise, friendly approach and open communication, helping get things done.

Matt Robson, Executive Director, TSG



There aren't many organizations who specialize in fixing problems in data management and test automation. That's what makes IDS unique.

Joanne Bowden, Group IT Director, Premex



IDS are able to scale what clients need. There's a level of confidence and that's down to James and the team.

Kaljit Virdee, Senior Project Manager, University of Leeds



IDS' experiences, abilities and impressive client engagements demonstrate an incredible skill in QA, testing and data, which will prove to be extremely valuable for our current and future customers.

David Binns, Partner Alliances Manager, Tricentis


It was essential no patient records be lost or altered during migration

The requirement from the client was to recover the lost time in testing due to unforeseen blockages, and to accelerate the process around data migration and transformation assurance.

Given the critical nature of the data being transformed it was imperative that a solution was provided to mitigate the inherent risk associated with migrating sensitive and critical data in large volumes. It was essential no patient records be lost or altered during migration.

iData is IDS’s market-leading data transformation and migration assurance engine. Based on many hundreds of applications and huge volumes of data, we have developed this unique product to automate the process of validating transformation rules, and efficiently transferring accurate, assured data to a new target database.

Given that the project had already been subject to significant delays, it was imperative that testing was completed on time, without any reduction in quality and coverage.

For further details on how iData’s automated, assured capabilities rose to this challenge, read the full story below: