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Matt Scherocman

Easing the Pain of M&A with an Office 365 IT Strategy

Easing the Pain of M&A with an Office 365 IT Strategy

Duro Bag was once a small, family-owned paper bag manufacturing business with traditional IT needs. After being acquired by a private equity firm, a new entity was created called Novolex. After a flurry of acquisitions, Duro quickly became part of the largest paper bag producer in the world with nearly 2,000 employees and billions of dollars in revenue. The CIO and Director of IT suddenly found themselves in charge of the IT infrastructure for an organization that was no longer a small manufacturing company, but instead a billion-dollar enterprise with multiple subsidiaries, and more coming on board.

“There is no way they had enough excess capacity in the original company to merge all the acquired IT systems together,” says Matt Scherocman, President of Interlink Cloud Advisors. “They had to go to the cloud because they couldn’t possibly move fast enough to build servers and infrastructure, to be able to consolidate the firm’s IT systems.”

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M&A: The Six Phases of IT Integration

M&A: The Six Phases of IT Integration

A post-merger IT integration is a significant endeavor. The parent company wants to get up and running as quickly as possible while enabling long-term growth. Interlink offers a six-phase process that is designed to facilitate a smooth transition and streamline business processes across the entire organization. Each phase works to ensure that IT is building the integration between the businesses, limiting impacting on existing cash flow, and is leveraging the cloud where it makes sense. Here are our six phases of IT integration:

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The Key to a Successful M&A Strategy - Streamlined IT Integration Process (with Infographic)

The Key to a Successful M&A Strategy - Streamlined IT Integration Process (with Infographic)

A company’s IT systems play a critical role in their daily business operations. To prevent business disruptions and delayed revenue growth, organizations must have a plan in place to streamline the IT integration process post-merger. Without one, companies risk the following costly mistakes:

Assuming licensing assets will transfer.

It is common for the value of software licenses to be included in a valuation. However, software licenses don’t always

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