Post-merger Integration (PMI): Integrating IT
Originally published: 26/02/2020 11:21
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Post-merger Integration (PMI): Integrating IT

This framework discusses the integration of the IT function from the various organizations as a strategic opportunity.

There are several challenges and opportunities in the wake of Mergers and Acquisition (M&A) that merit special attention. In particular:

1. Options to Reorganize the Operating Model
2. Risk of Staff Departure
3. Need to Look beyond Cost Synergies

This presentation discusses the integration of corporate functions from the various organizations as a strategic opportunity. There are 5 corporate functions that are core to most organizations and industries, which face notable PMI issues:

1. Information Technology (IT)
2. Research & Development (R&D)
3. Procurement
4. Production and Networks
5. Sales & Marketing

This deck will focus on Information Technology. IT generates a significantly percentage of total synergies—as well as facilitates the achievement of synergies in other functions.

IT can generate a significant percentage of total synergies and plays an important part in enabling other functions deliver synergies. Different industries and types of M&A present different IT related challenges, but there are some preconditions for success that apply across all M&A forms:

1. Ensuring Basic Connectivity and Security from Day One
2. Ascertaining Clusters and Nuggets
3. Executing Rapidly
4. Developing a Top-notch IT Integration Team

Specific issues covered include Ensuring Basic Connectivity and Security from Day One, Ascertaining Clusters and Nuggets, Executing Rapidly, and Developing a Top-notch IT Integration Team.

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