Achieve Synergies

After the organization has stabilized, often a business will launch projects to achieve the synergies that drove the M&A activity. Typical business projects include:

  • Cost Reduction – Head count reduction, economies of scale, best practice implementations, outsourcing and insourcing.
  • Adding Value – Entering new markets, selling new products / services, additional cross selling /upselling.
  • Asset Optimization – Get more out of existing assets. Projects include cash management, increased asset utilization and supply chain integration.
  • Procurement – New contracts and supplier rationalization.

Time to Integrate

During this phase, IT organizations will launch their own efforts to achieve synergies and integrate the new IT organization. Projects typically include:

  • Application Rationalization
  • IT Process Improvement
  • Infrastructure Rationalization & Simplification