"M&A initial discovery reduced from months to hours."
Corporate EA Lead
Swifter, More Effective M&A Due Diligence
Massive IT landscape with thousands of applications and interfaces, no clarity on why these applications were procured, and who made the decisions on targets
No common Enterprise Architecture methodology across business units, leading to siloed decision-making and the lack of a clear capabilities map
Typical M&A analysis of IT landscape could take months, slowing decision-making and IT integration planning
How Ardoq Helped
Shifted data from Excel to dynamically map applications with business and technical capabilities in Ardoq
Collaborated with Ardoq over weekly progress meetings to stay on track and coordinate across many user groups
Surveys and Broadcasts aided swift crowdsourcing of data to build the As-Is architecture
Referenced Best Practice Guides to create an EA playbook for business units to work off a standard methodology (e.g., standard metamodel and framework agnostic approach for capabilities mapping) and common taxonomy to ensure alignment
Co-developed a process with the M&A team to enable discovery enriched with architectural data in Ardoq (capability models, usage information, mapping capabilities and apps)
Key Outcomes With Ardoq
Common taxonomy and expectations of the Enterprise Architecture discipline
Clarity for everyone in the organizationon who and where to look for a target architecture for a given domain thanks to capabilities mapping
Impact analysis on the fly (e.g., when changing an application or introducing a new application)
Multifold reduction of time taken for initial discovery process of M&A
The successful capabilities mapping has the company forward to using Ardoq for more effective roadmapping and expanding the Enterprise Architecture practice across more business units.
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