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POSTPONED - “Transform or Integrate? Choosing the Right ERP Strategy During Mergers and Acquisitions”

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Speaker Michele Fleischacker of Deloitte Consulting LLP will be discussing the paper entitled, “Transform or Integrate? Choosing the Right ERP Strategy During Mergers and Acquisitions”.

Mergers and acquisitions come with unique challenges, but the overarching justification for many of them includes one key goal: Improve profitability by combining operations and achieving cost reductions and important synergies. A critical success factor for any merger is for the entire business to develop and rapidly implement a common set of business processes enabled by an integrated technology platform.

Most major companies have many diverse businesses and end customers operating at various levels on the value chain. Most have found that the process of creating one high-functioning organization out of two or more disparate businesses is more thoroughly and rapidly enabled when a single enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution and IT support strategy are up and running.

What are the ERP implementation considerations that companies should consider during post merger integration? Read our article on how companies can either choose to "integrate" or "transform" in moving toward a cohesive IT platform.

About Our Speaker(s)

Michele Fleischacker is a senior manager with Deloitte Consulting LLP and is in the SAP package technologies practice. She has over 19 years of experience in the energy industry, including four years managing capital projects in a downstream integrated oil and gas manufacturing company. Michele’s experience includes 14 years of helping clients in their efforts to transform business processes and enable energy companies with enterprise-wide application implementation and integration. Michele's key experiences have been in global integrated oil and gas companies, both upstream and downstream business units, and utility companies. Michele is focused on providing services in support of integration management within application modules and integrated solutions between enterprise application packages and third party applications. With an Engineering background, Michele has the ability to help lead programs with much analysis, reason and creativity. She is well known for her ability to consistently separate symptoms from issues, analyze client complex business requirements and initiate cost-effective solutions for Greenfield ERP implementations, mergers and acquisitions or divestitures.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00-8:30 on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at:

    1111 Bagby St
    Houston, Texas 77002

Directions to get from the Heritage Clay Street Parking Garage, 1200 Bagby St., into the Deloitte office via the tunnel:
* Take a ticket as you enter the parking garage
* Park on any floor in any space that is not marked RESERVED
* Bring the ticket with you for parking validation
* Take the elevator in the Clay Street Garage to the basement (button labeled "B")
* On the basement level, follow the tunnel to the wall with an "H" on it
* Turn left and almost immediately you will see two elevators on your right
* Take the elevator to Sky Lobby
* Once you are on Sky Lobby, transfer to the middle elevator bank, which will take you to the 45th floor (Deloitte Reception)


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Sponsor(s)

In the United States, Deloitte has 45,000 professionals with a single focus: serving our clients and helping them solve their toughest problems. We work in four key business areas — audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting — but our real strength comes from combining the talents of those groups to address clients’ needs. Fortune and BusinessWeek consistently rank our firm among the best places to work, which is good news for our talent and our clients alike. When the best people tackle the most compelling challenges, everyone wins.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Glory Gonzalez ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.