Project Example Merger & Acquisition
IT integration after a merger at a life science company

The Objectve

Conception of the IT functional design and planning of the milestones Day 1, Day 1+ and Final Closure, including the coordination of the actual IT functional designs, planning and audit-proof documentation. Ensure technical and operational readiness of the IT workstreams for Day 1.

The Challenge

Precise and rapid integration of the IT infrastructure and the IT application landscape across all business functions (including integration of external business partners). Coordination of Transitional Service Agreements (TSA) to ensure smooth business operations during the integration phase.

  • IT design documentation and review approach
  • Tracking and status reporting

  • Quality management (sanity and consistency) checks for workstream-specific design and implementation planning

  • Information and guidance for documentation and procedures

  • Collaboration platform / MS SharePoint infrastructure and maintenance

  • Use case documentation for test phase, including user acceptance tests

  • Monitoring of technical readiness

  • Monitoring of operational readiness

The Success Factors

Expertise in large-scale post-merger integrations for organizational structures / processes to be established and mitigation of potential risks

Practical knowledge of planning procedures, including technical infrastructure (e.g. SharePoint) and approach for efficient and audit-proof documentation

in-time execution of integration activities

Repository of TSAs for a smooth integration (business continuity) and Day 2 management

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