Become a Member

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

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.

Featured 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.