Applications rationalization during M&A: Standardize, streamline, simplify

Part of the #Tech @ the heart of M&A series

“Applications rationalization during M&A: Standardize, streamline, simplify” explores how during an acquisition, a well-structured application rationalization program can help to streamline a company’s newly expanded software portfolio and assist in achieving M&A-related synergy goals. In a divestiture, application rationalization efforts typically focus on helping a seller avoid stranded costs and defining a new, streamlined application portfolio for the carved-out organization. If the spin-off is to be a new standalone company, there are significant opportunities to leverage cloud and alterative innovative technologies; however, similarly in the case of strategic buyers, an M&A transaction may provide a unique window of opportunity to review the full existing and new application portfolio.

About the #Tech @ the heart of M&A series

In a new series on the role of technology in M&A, #Tech @ the heart of M&A, Deloitte provides a comprehensive overview of M&A technology transformation based on helping clients with the essential steps—from cost management to contract separation through application elements of privacy protection and service delivery components of infrastructure. By providing the building blocks for a clearly articulated, defined, and institution-wide approach to M&A technology implementation, Deloitte clients can free up technology executives for the more important and highest value-add role they can play in the M&A transaction—driving the core technology strategy in tandem with revenue growth and cost-curve optimization.

Meet the authors

For more information on this topic, please contact:

Manish Laad, director, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Joydeep Mukherjee, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Ramkumar Jayaraman, senior manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

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