Mergers and acquisitions are filled with technology and organizational challenges - many which M&A teams may not have planned for. Whether it's people or software licensing, the M&A process is rarely predictable. Based on our experience of combining the infrastructures of hundreds of firms post-merger, we’ve outlined some key challenges that IT will face during M&A, and the solutions available through Microsoft Cloud solutions.
M&A Technology Challenge 1: Underestimating Change Management Needs
The most important component of the M&A process is the end-user. The end-users need to stay connected and productive, but the rapid changes brought about during M&A, often disrupt workflows and frustrate entire departments. M&A teams frequently underestimate how changes in technology can strain business units, leaving end-users feeling lost, and in a state of chaos.[...]