Data Conversion Services
Converting and migrating your vital pharmacy data, patient records, drug/formulation
records, insurance information, prescription history, sig records and other data
is extremely important and must be done by competent data engineers who understand
the importance and critical nature of data conversions.
At PK Software, we have years of experience and use many conversion tools. We have
done over a hundred data conversions from other pharmacy vendors to The Compounder.
We can convert many of our competitors' data.
You can trust your pharmacy data conversion to a team that is dedicated and knowledgeable.
In order to give us time to prepare a conversion schedule for you; let us know when
you have a signed contract with TwoPoint.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does to take to do a data conversion?
What is involved in doing a data conversion?
Can you convert data from The Compounder Lab plus our current dispensing
system into The Compounder Rx?
What hardware/software should I have ready during the testing process?
What should I do to prepare for the data conversion?
What are the costs involved?
Answer: How long does to take to do a data conversion?
The time involved greatly depends on the pharmacy and how much they need converted.
Some data conversions from our competitors can take only a few hours. When converting
prescription information, this may take much longer. If you are converting from
another dispensing system, you should plan on about 6 to 8 weeks. Make sure
that you contact us and let us know that you have contracted with TwoPoint.
Answer: What is involved in doing a data conversion?
With simple data conversions, it basically requires us to access your existing data
and start the conversion process in our office. When converting from another dispensing
system, we use another company (Two Point conversions). In the TwoPoint conversion,
they will access your data and then securely transfer it to us. We then import it
into a TEST version of our software. You then have time to check the data in this
TEST environment. Once you have confirmed that all of the data is transferred as
expected we schedule a "go live date". This process involves you, Two
Point and us. This generally happens on a Friday evening at the close of the day.
TwoPoint will pull your data, convert it, send it to us, we will import it and then
send it to your server. At this point you are ready to go live.
Answer: Can you convert data from The Compounder Lab plus our current dispensing
system into The Compounder Rx?
In some data conversion services we will convert
data from The Compounder Lab plus the pharmacy's other data system into The Compounder
Rx. This data conversion is more complex but we have done several of these. We start
testing by converting your pharmacy data into The Compounder Rx. We let you look
at the data first. We then convert your pharmacy data into The Compounder Lab. We
then give this data to you to view. This gives you a good idea of what the data
will look like after the conversion. You will notice that there are now two drugs
in our drug database. One from The Compounder Lab and one from your old dispensing
system. Both drug records contain valuable information. These records can be merged
by the pharmacy.
Answer: What hardware/software should I have ready during the testing process?
You should have all hardware (computers,
printers, networking, etc.) done when viewing the test data. Try to use the software
like you would on your “go live” date. This will give you a good idea
of how you will use the software when you go live. Make sure that you have tested
the prescription labels, batch labels, online billing (if doing online billing),
Answer: What should I do to prepare for the data conversion?
With all data conversions, you need to be aware that not all data will be converted.
There may be some fields or data that cannot be converted or stored in a different
field. We will always try to get all the data! It's best when you are going through
the testing phase to closely watch both your old system and the new test system.
Try filling prescriptions on one system and then fill it again in the other system.
Answer: What are the costs involved?
A simple data conversion may be as low as a few hundred dollars. More complex
conversions can be as much as $3000-$5000 and can take up to 2 months to convert.
Please contact us with your needs and we can send you an estimate. When converting
through TwoPoint, they will charge a fee and PK Software will charge a fee. The
fees from PK Software are between $1500 and $2000.
Conversion waiver and release form (PDF)
Information that gets converted (PDF)