Research consistently shows that integrating information systems is one of the top integration challenges, particularly for sizeable transactions.
The IT function itself often has the highest volume of integration activity over the longest period of time, and commonly has the highest number of dependencies from other functions.
Close collaboration with business leaders to determine the business impact of IT Integration is a key success factor for any integration.
The highest volume of activity over the longest period of time in an integration, particularly large-scale integrations, most often occurs in the information technology environment. This volume alone increases complexity. It is no wonder why research consistently shows that integrating information systems is one of the top integration challenges for sizeable transactions.
This paper outlines critical steps that companies should consider in their efforts to capture deal value while working through information technology integration challenges. It addresses specific and relevant issues for the Information Technology function by progressing through the PwC integration process steps of setting the course, planning for and executing day one, and designing and maximizing the future state.
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