Migration tools shift information from one application or location to another.
Businesses these days depend heavily on information – lists of customers, invoices, product orders, inventories, receivables, and so on. Software vendors make it easy to enter that information into their applications but less easy to get the information out.
The process of moving information or data between applications is called migration. Special software tools can help with the migration process by taking data in the format in which it was stored in one application and translating it to the format used by another application.
These migration tools are sometimes supplied by the vendor of the application you want to move to, or by software developers, some of whom can help manage the migration process for you.