Organizations continue to underestimate the role of IT during M&A integration and IT is often unaware of a merger or acquisition until a deal is already announced. Use the steps in this blueprint to kick-start your IT integration effort:
- Immediately set out to understand business M&A goals and expected synergies.
- Assemble an IT Integration Program to conduct discovery and begin designing the technology end-state.
- Identify and deliver operational imperatives and quick-wins as soon as possible to maintain business function while capturing immediate synergies.
- Build a long-term action plan to achieve the technology end-state that best supports the business capabilities of the resultant organization.