When you’re preparing to sunset a major analytic database within the healthcare sector, you’ll need to begin getting ready months in advance. First, you’ll need to make sure that the database’s replacement can do what you need it to. You’ll need to test the new system with your existing data. Make sure that your existing data can be imported to the new system. Depending on what type of information you have collected in your analytic database, you may be required by law to maintain a copy of it for a minimum amount of time.