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Conquer the IT complexities of an M&A integration

Quest: Your go-to M&A migration and management framework for your entire Microsoft environment

M&As Are Not Going Anywhere

of leaders forecast M&A growth
factor to meet M&A cost synergies is IT Integration
of deals fail to meet expectations

When M&A IT integration fails

  • Missed TSA deadlines incur large penalties
  • Day-to-day business disrupted
  • Cybersecurity incident caused by security gaps
  • Communication breakdowns across departments
  • Unhappy executives and disgruntled employees

When M&A IT integration succeeds

  • M&A timelines met, penalties averted
  • All workloads migrated successfully
  • Insider security gaps mitigated
  • Effective communication across groups maintained
  • Satisfied executives and happy end users

Gartner

Serial acquirers often develop so-called "M&A playbooks" that contain standard processes and IT tools to reduce the time required to integrate, while minimizing operational disruptions and improving the quality of harmonization results.
- Gartner, Inc. The CIO's Role in Making Mergers and Acquisitions Faster, Ansgar Schulte, Refreshed 5 December 2018,
Published 1 February 2012.

Quest Repeatable M&A Framework

Overview

Quest Repeatable M&A Framework

We know IT integrations of an M&A aren’t easy or small. While each M&A is different, the methodology doesn’t change. Your chance of success for an M&A is much higher when you implement repeatable processes. Quest offers a complete and repeatable software and services framework for M&As from Day 0 IT Due Diligence, to Day 1 IT integration and Day 2 ongoing management and security. Don’t complicate your M&A IT integration further by using multiple products from multiple vendors. Standardize on a partner with the tools and expertise to offer a multitude of flexible approaches for Day 1. Quest delivers a repeatable framework that allows you to become familiar with a set of solutions, and a single support and services team.

Day 0

Day 0: IT Due Diligence

Understand, analyze and assess the entire Microsoft environment of the acquired or divested organization with a repeatable software and services framework from Quest.

  • Maintain focus on the business needs for Legal Day 1 and End State
    • Size and scope environments
    • Deployment approach: change nothing, merge into existing infrastructure, merger into greenfield
    • Operational and management deficiencies
  • Identify infrastructure and cloud cost savings
  • Establish security baselines and procedures

 

Day 1

Day 1: IT Integration

Scope, plan, secure and execute both Legal Day 1 coexistence integration and end state consolidation with a repeatable software and services framework from Quest.

Legal Day 1 IT Integration

  • Implement organizational change management
  • Enable efficient collaboration and calendar communication
  • Stay on top of employee movements and attrition
  • Monitor for suspicious behavior, insider threats and unusual access or changes to data before, during and after Day 1 transitions

End State Planning and Migration

  • Identify and address potential migration and security challenges
  • Deliver flexible options for migration: coexistence, merge one into another, merger both into a greenfield deployment.
  • Maintain productivity during the migration with detection, diagnostics and resolution, including effective backup and recovery
  • Uphold compliance standards with change management and UBA.

Day 2

Day 2: Ongoing Management

Manage, recover, and secure your newly consolidated Microsoft environment with many of the same solutions you used in Day Zero and Day One activities, maximizing cost synergies and reducing the learning curve.

  • Permissions reporting
  • Privileged account management
  • Compliance auditing
  • Provisioning
  • Backup and recovery
  • License Management

Resources

Conquer the complexities of an M&A IT integration
Solution Brief
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C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration
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C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration
C-level Guide to M&A IT Systems Integration

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Common IT Pitfalls of Mergers and Acquisitions
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IT Integration Best Practices in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A)
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IT Integration Best Practices for Healthcare M&A
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Gartner Cites Quest as a Representative Vendor in the 2019 Market Guide for Cloud Office Migration Tools
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Office 365 Migration Guide: five key dos & don'ts for a successful migration
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Download Office 365 Migration Guide of Dos and Don'ts. We'll cover five areas of focus during your migration project and key Office 365 drivers and challenges.
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