In recent times, the yearly number of Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) increases steadily. Especially in saturated markets, another wave of consolitation can be observed, likely to be catalyzed by the financial crisis.
M&A are mainly driven by business goals like, e.g.:
A significant number of merger projects do not reach their expected goals or fail completely. Still, recent empirical studies indicate continuing low success rates. IT plays a major role in the Post-Merger Integration (PMI) but is often underrepresented in the merger planning phase leading to problems whilst the transformation. Scientific literature states specific success factors for a merger (for example: a clear business vision, coordinated and holistic planning of business and IT, consistent decisions, stakeholder management) which we aim to adress with an Enterprise Architecture Management (EAM) approach.
The aim of the M&A research project is the collection and academic refinement of practical experiences in large IT transformation projects.
Therefore, we intend to facilitate the cross-enterprise knowledge exchange between EAM and M&A experts. We expect to gain valuable insights by combining state of the art in practice and academia to explore an interesting use case for Enterprise Architecture Management.
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|[Fr11]||Freitag, A., Matthes, F., Nowobilska, A.,Schulz, C.: A method for business capability dependency analysis. In: International Conference on IT-enabled Innovation in Enterprise (ICITIE2011), Sofia, 2011|
|[MS11]||Matthes, F., & Schulz, C.: Towards an integrated data migration process model - State of the art & literature overview. Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Informatik, Technical Report, 2011|
|[FMS10c]||Freitag, A.; Matthes, F.:, Schulz, C.: M&A driven IT transformation - Empirical findings from a series of expert interviews in the German banking industry (WI2011), Zürich, 2011|
|[FMS10b]||Freitag, A., Matthes, F., Schulz, C.: A method for consolidating application landscapes during the post-merger-integration phase In: International Multiconference on Computer Science and Information Technology (IMCSIT 2010), Wisla, Poland, 2010 (to appear)|
||Freitag, A.; Matthes, F.; Schulz, C.: IT Transformation in the Context of Mergers & Acquisitions - Findings from a Series of Expert Interviews in the German Banking Industry. Technische Universität München, Fakultät für Informatik, Technical Report, 2010|