Successful Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures are Dependent on your IT Migration Plan
The one thing that can make or break the process is how well the IT integration
project goes. M&A transactions have a defined transition services agreement that
says how long the new company can use the old company's IT systems. Most IT
organizations aren't prepared to cut over all IT systems at once to the new
entity - in fact, most don't even know where to start.
Scary thought, isn't it?
Synergy Technical has successfully worked with private equity firms around the globe to make sure the IT transitions for mergers and acquisitions are smooth, seamless, and exceed expectations. We take an outcome accountable approach to our IT Integration Plan. We're there from inception through execution. We provide support during this process where and when it's needed, based on your requirements and integration budget. Our customers know that we will deliver their project on budget while meeting critical deadlines.
Restructure and modernize your IT
We offer the following services around an M&A IT Integration Plan:
Pre-Migration Planning and Strategy Services
We come in early to understand what the due diligence looks like from an IT perspective and identify the stakeholders, the state of the current environment, potential pitfalls, and the desired end state. We then build a coexistence strategy to act as a roadmap for your organization during this transition.
Migration Services (Platform Migration, Consolidation, and Restructuring)
We take ownership of the migration plan and then provide experienced guidance from certified engineers, project managers, communications leads, and trainers to deliver an execution with minimized risk or disruptions to end users.
Knowing what and when to communicate to the business is the most basic requirement in making an M&A work. We will build a Communications Plan that establishes workflows between both organizations so that productivity and communication are maintained from start to finish.
We both assess the total licensing requirements of the new organization and can provide deep level discounts on the actual licensing purchase.
We understand that M&A transactions have a defined timeline for all separation activities. Failure to meet these deadlines could mean penalties. We will provide managed project teams with experience in migrations within your business sector.
During the migration, existing IT teams are most often tasked with managing the post-merger integration in addition to their daily duties. We will augment your staff during this critical transition to give your team and the business the support they require.
Considering the complexity of an IT integration, it's easy to forget about the end users. Ongoing training on new systems is critical for maximizing user adoption and success post-execution.