Mergers and acquisitions present a unique opportunity to implement digital change, and shifting to the cloud can greatly improve benefits.
Increasing the value of a company is often achieved through internal optimization or acquisitions of new assets.
Complementing existing business portfolios with new products or services and venturing into new regional markets requires time, effort, and comprehension of where the organization will position itself at the end of the transaction. Understanding the web or relationships linking the divested or acquired business to the ecosystem is the only way to evaluate and achieve synergies.
The larger an organization’s on-premises IT infrastructure, the more its reliance on price-based tactics, spreadsheet estimates, customizations, and internal justification in the event of failure.
No matter the size, organizations often fail to reap the fruits of their investment. Mainly this happens because buyers and sellers spend time wiring in and out assets ending in limbo with a limited strengthening of the vision.
Indeed, on-premise ERP systems have reduced the impact, giving visibility and providing standards on the internal way of managing resources. In addition, business content bricks of these solutions work decently if the scope of the M&A transaction is cost-driven. For value creation strategies, keeping or speeding up the control of the internal enterprise resources will not grant the agility and scalability required.
The cloud transforms the M&A transaction into a change lab where new standards, new ways of cooperation, and novel approaches to innovation may be safely tested. This will enable the firm to be more agile in adjusting to change by adding value rather than opposing it by cutting costs.
A faster execution will help as well to protect talents by granting them a more rapid reallocation in the new production environment.
Integration with suppliers, and partners, faster controls, laser focus on value creation activities, motivated personnel, and higher ecosystem standards. These features make Mergers and Acquisitions transactions linchpins for cloud strategies centered on value.