Consolidating systems and minimizing disruption across businesses are critical during Beverage Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) is hot in the beverage industry right now. But if you’ve been around a while, you know that the excitement of the deal is often followed by the pain of operational and technical integration. Integrating disparate software systems is a particularly big pain point. Data are fragmented across company boundaries at the same time the executive teams are demanding accurate, consolidated information.
Traditional wisdom is to get everyone on the same ERP or buy a brand new one. But that means introducing new business processes, budgeting for large investments, and changing roles and expectations at a very sensitive time. In many cases, IT teams can feel like new systems are being forced on them when they may be ill-prepared to support them.
Instead, more companies are finding that advanced analytics and forecasting tools can be used creatively to meet executive information needs quickly while extending the window for deciding on major IT infrastructure changes. The class of analytical tools represented by Halo are well-suited to this need. Halo provides a pre-packaged technical solution for M&A scenarios:
- Financial data consolidation, reporting and benchmarking for finance departments
- Operational reporting to understand current performance levels
- Demand forecasting to determine any future market risks for the brand or flavors
Consider the power of advanced analytics solutions like Halo to reduce your organizational risk and get more visibility into the market potential of your acquisition.