MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) can positively impact a Merger & Acquisition transaction for both the seller and the buyer. Integrating and consolidating data in disparate enterprise systems is one of the most costly and time consuming challenges in mergers and acquisitions. Proven expertise in assuring data quality and transformation, leading in short order to a high quality, standardized database after integration, is the key to reducing integration risk.
Utopia’s solution provides end-to-end integration of disparate systems, including all of the steps necessary for managing and consolidating data. Utopia will design, plan and build the three (3) databases to support the transaction, for the seller (the sale), the buyer (the purchase), and the transaction (the exchange). These databases would contain the information each party requires for their respective due diligences, and to bring efficacy to the process.
EAM Involvement of Mergers and Acquisitions:
- Awareness of EAM processes, technologies and the data and policies and people required to document the value of the assets, to properly maintain that value, and to sustain operations at the lowest possible costs
- Implementation of same processes and data
- A recent valuation of the asset(s) at a point in time, which could be relevant for a future sale
- Ease of re-valuing the assets, perhaps setting forth a bi-annual process of asset valuation company-wide
- Reporting on value of all (fixed) assets in their present locations / hierarchies, valuable for annual reporting and other kinds of regulatory compliance concerns
- The ability to acquire other assets in a more streamlined fashion than previously, thereby positioning the company for future expansion (rather than contraction) should the time and conditions arise
What Utopia Offers
- With the increase in M&A activity globally, the demand for speedy integration of acquired or merged companies has gone up. This requires broad and deep expertise in everything data – from data extraction, health checks, transformation and analysis, to integration.
- Improve data quality in the process of consolidation, and provide archiving services for legacy data that needs to be retired, leads to a leaner consolidated database going forward.
- A single, centralized data repository from multiple datasets to enable companies to reduce transaction risk and legal/regulatory risks, as well as improve operational efficiencies to reap M&A synergies more quickly.
- Timely separation of acquired divisions or subsidiaries from parent companies avoids the penalties that come from continuing dependence on sellers’ IT resources. These can run into millions of dollars if the seller’s support is needed beyond a stipulated transition period.
- SAP HANA certified consultants ready to implement SAP HANA for companies looking for blazingly fast database transactions, reports and views for effective decision-making with real-time data.