M&A Due Diligence and ERP Confirmation

at a Marine Products Maker

Project Background

Provision of consulting for IT due diligence for a Marine Products maker headquartered in Japan, acquiring a subsidiary in the US - ERP and IT system and process discovery and reporting.

Parameter Value
Team Members PM x 1, Consultant x 1, Assistant x 1, Functional Key User x 3
Users 10
Project Duration (Months) 2 weeks
Project Effort (Months) 4 person-weeks
Sites Tokyo, FL USA

Problems

  • Lack of detailed information on network and servers. Require inventory of hardware, software and data.
  • Wish to understand if ERP can be used, and want better clarity on how ERP can help improve process.
  • Business processes and how IT relates to them is not clear.
  • Want general recommendations on how to improve.

Solution

  • Perform Consulting Discovery process reviewing and inventorying infrastructure, ERP and business processes.
  • Create detailed feedback report covering all basic aspects of the ERP and LAN infrastructure, and giving recommendations for improvement.

Benefits

  • Additional problems to those flagged by client were discovered.
  • Complete clarity on current IT infrastructure in prospective subsidiary.
  • Strong understanding of ERP system.
  • Solid transparency of current business process allowing parent company to better integrate operations.
  • Clear path for improvement.

Technology

  • Microsoft Solomon ERP
  • Crystal Reports
  • FRx Financials
  • DAC Payroll
  • Dell Servers and Workstations

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