Case Study

IT Integration of an Acquired Company

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Situation

A major pharmaceuticals company called on Axians to deploy a specialist team to integrate the IT operations of a smaller acquisition into the company’s overall enterprise IT fabric.

Major issue: The small company’s IT environment wasn’t scalable, and did not provide the level of security required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and other regulations. Nor did their IT provide the resilience and performance needed in the enterprise environment.

Solutions

Transitioning Network, Applications, and Infrastructure

Axians assembled a team with deep hands-on experience in M&A integrations of this type, as well as expertise in the security requirements involved.

Based on the particulars of the Transition Services Agreement (TSA), the Axians specialists and the client IT team developed a phased, multi-year plan to bring the acquisition’s total IT operations into the corporate fold, with all the required security.

The integration involved weaving the acquisition’s network into the enterprise network, bringing their hardware and infrastructure up to standard, and transitioning the acquisition’s specialized applications into the enterprise – as well as providing access to the necessary enterprise applications, ranging from email to corporate administrative platforms.

Day One, to Day 100 Support

As part of the project plan, the Axians team handled and supervised the Day One cutover, assuring that the acquired company had the necessary IT functionality, while their IT operations were being transitioned to enterprise.

The Axians team was also responsible for seeing that the enterprise environment remained uncompromised during the integration of the new company.

The ongoing transition plan also included the necessary security audits and tests, as well as fully integrating the acquisition into the company’s global IT infrastructure.

Results

Seamless melding of the acquisition into the enterprise network, all complying security regulations, as well as overall performance standards.

Minimal burden on the parent company’s IT organization during the acquisition.

Virtually no disruption of the acquired company’s operations.

Ongoing support after the acquisition.

Seamless Adoption | Flexibility & Adaptability
Global Reach & Support | Dedicated Service

 

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