Business Systems Strategy: following Merger or Acquisition
One of the first steps in ensuring a successful post-merger integration is to establish a business systems strategy for the combined business that supports the corporate vision and objectives. The goal should be to provide clarity in relation to business objectives and how the systems strategy supports those objectives.
There can be a number of realistic strategic options and establishing which one is best depends on a variety of factors, such as cost, timelines, future plans and where you’re starting from. Thorough analysis of each of the various options is then required to devise a coherent plan of action.
This Lumenia Executive Briefing:
- Classify Mergers and Acquisitions and identify when a new business systems strategy will be required.
- Describe some of the steps required to develop a business systems strategy in this context.
- Provide a detailed checklist of IT-related issues that may have to be addressed in the short to medium term.
- Identify the IT challenges involved in realising some typical business benefits that might be expected following M&A activity.