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Application Leaders Responsible for ERP: Guide to Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestures (Stage 3: In-Depth Candidate Evaluation, Due Diligence)

Published: 26 January 2017

ID: G00320026

Analyst(s): Ranadip Chandra , Pat Phelan


In Stage 3 of an M&A process, the M&A team conducts due diligence activities; the acquisition target's progress in transforming ERP to postmodern ERP can affect the offer price. Application leaders responsible for ERP must develop credible ERP transition cost and timing estimates.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Due Diligence Assessment Criteria
  • What the ERP Leader Can Do
    • Preparation
    • On-Site
    • Wrap-Up
  • Remember the Strategy
  • What the ERP Leader Should Do When Target Access Is Limited

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