IT systems - Just how integral to integration success are they?
October 07, 2014
In a recent survey by my US counterparts almost two thirds (65%) of senior executive respondents at Fortune 1000 companies characterised their mergers and acquisitions (M&A) as being significantly successful from a strategic standpoint. However, less than half (49%) reported significant success in achieving financial goals and only just over a third (35%) reported significant success in realising their operational goals.
Strategic goals can often be achieved by ‘doing the deal’ and financial goals, while more elusive, are often focused on realising shorter term synergies. But long term sustainable deal value comes from achieving operational goals which in my experience are always underpinned by a significant IT integration.
- Whether to integrate IT systems or create a new one (tweet this)
- When to plan your IT integration (tweet this)
- How do you make sure your IT integration is robust? (tweet this)
- Data privacy and security breach issues during IT integration (tweet this)
- What you need to consider if part of your IT processes are outsourced (tweet this)
- IT transition team - assigning roles and responsibilities during integration (tweet this)
- The different approaches needed when private equity firms are involved (tweet this)
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What issues have you encountered with IT systems during M&A integration? Did you achieve operational success? What advice would you give to those about to embark on the journey you’ve had? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments box below or schedule a meeting if you’d like to discuss your upcoming integration.