Rapid foundations for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and startups

In this episode of the EY Microsoft Tech Directions podcast, we explore accelerating ERP integrations for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and startups.

Susannah Streeter welcomes Alex Corps, partner focused on Microsoft Business Applications innovation at Ernst & Young, LLC, United Kingdom, Bimal Pall, Strategy and Transactions partner at EY-Parthenon, and Amer Dalain, Global Solutions Strategy Leader for Dynamics 365 Finance at Microsoft, to discuss why businesses simply can’t afford for transformations to fail.

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity presents opportunities but can equally bring on plenty of business migraines – particularly operational struggles through the transition. While speed and change are crucial, it’s important for leaders to ensure the right technology is leveraged for innovation to scale up. Only then will the groundwork be set for exponential value to be created.

But just how do you get there? How can you accelerate ERP integration? What steps can be taken to streamline and automate processes, improve financial controls to drive growth and embed analytics and AI capabilities, and ensure there are few hiccups on the way?

In this podcast, our panel professionals will assess the opportunities and share their latest insights on the best approaches to take.

Key takeaways:  

  • Consolidation of data, single source of truth, and historical data management are keys. A toolkit can get you up and running quickly, but most importantly, it gives you a roadmap to the end goal.
  • Do not underestimate the complexity of data integration or migration. As you invest in automation, it’s equally important to invest in collaboration.
  • This is the first step on the longer journey – know where you are, where you’re going, and how to get there along the way.

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Rapid foundations for mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and startups

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