DATUM launches Information Value Management® for M&A – providing the industry’s first Data Governance Framework for M&A integration

DATUM, a Leader in Data Governance software, introduces another outcome-focused use case to the fast-growing data governance and metadata market.   

The Data Governance M&A Framework is a product of DATUM’s more than 500 years of practitioner experience and lessons learned from over a dozen Divestitures, Mergers & Acquisition projects with some of the World’s largest enterprises.  The framework has been applied across multiple industries including consumer products, chemicals, manufacturing, food & beverage, and pharmaceuticals where data governance and metadata management are becoming mission critical capabilities.

With this new use case, DATUM empowers Post-Merger Integration teams with a framework to ensure success.  Information Value Management®, an industry-leading data governance platform, delivers a holistic view of the data most critical to successful integrations and provides a collaborative framework to reduce effort and risk along the way. The framework promotes data governance best practices, accelerates a step-by-step plan based on proven M&A integration methodology, and allows integration teams to jumpstart the integration work.

Fierce market and competitive dynamics fuel the need for larger enterprises to grow through M&A activities.  According to a 2018 Deloitte study, nearly 70% of executives at US-headquartered corporations and 76% of leaders at domestic-based private equity firms say deal flow will increase in the next 12 months[1]. When these opportunities arise, speed to integration is paramount.   One of the many challenges presented by an M&A Post-Merger Integration (PMI) is bringing disparate data and systems together. 

”Companies with inorganic growth strategies have quickly recognized that metadata management is the fastest path to a unified view of the enterprise and data governance is the template for mobilizing the new digital core.” says Will Crump, DATUM President & CEO.

Enterprises that rely on M&As to compete have leveraged Information Value Management® for M&A to quickly assess integration scope and complexity, plan and organize the PMI team, manage risk, allocate resources, manage work tasks, and dynamically collaborate for a successful divestiture or merger & acquisition.

Information Value Management® for M&A provides:

  • A platform that is purpose-built with extensive domain expertise to discover, understand, connect and measure data value for your organization.
  • Access to a business-first methodology that naturally integrates metadata discipline into business behavior through governing the business rules, processes and metrics that are most critical to the business and the integration.
  • The ability to connect analytics based decision-integrity with master data discipline in order to accelerate data integration, reduce risk, and create cost saving opportunities
  • A content-rich engagement model with on-call practitioner support, self-help and a library with essential resources designed explicitly to accelerate execution.

For more detail go to Information Value Management® for M&A

Read the full press release here.

[1] “The state of the deal, M&A trends 2018”, Deloitte Development LLC, 2017

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