IDG Contributor Network: Enabling critical reporting capabilities during a strategic transaction
In our last article, we discussed six different ways to improve data management and interim operational reporting during an M&A (merger and acquisition) transaction. We have received several excellent questions about the integrated/interim reporting section of that post, so we concluded that we should go a bit further into that particular topic, as it is one of the most critical areas to address during an M&A transaction.
What are most IT leaders missing during an M&A transaction?
Today, more than ever before, M&A success is strongly correlated to getting information technology (IT) right. With an increase in deal activity over the last few years, most IT executives are getting the fundamentals right, including business continuity and minimal disruption on Day 1. However, after Day 1, the burden of transforming from closing the deal to running the combined businesses quickly becomes the top priority, with interim reporting being key.