NTT DATA Business Solutions

Merger & Acquisition Technology Services

We manage your M&A technology initiatives, from strategy, analysis and planning all the way to implementation, integration, optimization, and managed services.

M&A technology services
M&A Technology Services

For most companies, divesting or acquiring business through M&A initiatives has become an important strategic means for keeping pace with the market and current trends. But joining forces with a competitor, acquiring a smaller company, or divesting an entire business unit can be an enormous undertaking – and should be executed as efficiently as possible.

Key characteristics of most M&A initiatives are extreme time pressure and a fixed budget, with significant penalties if the separated organization cannot meet goals. For that reason, you need a partner with the experience, tools, and deep expertise to support the transfer or integration of your enterprise applications and IT solutions.

Leverage our expertise to work through your M&A technology integration. We offer:

  • Complete vision and advisory for both SAP and non-SAP applications
  • Planning and execution for the application separation
  • Private Managed Cloud or full IT Outsourcing for both SAP and non-SAP systems
  • Run support in a variety of flexible models to meet your business needs
  • Road-mapping services tied to business outcomes

Our Unique Value Differentiators Ensure Your Success

M&A Carve-out Playbook

Streamlines the entire assessment, planning, and execution phases through well-defined activities and tasks so you can meet tight delivery timelines.

Industry Best Practices

Our industry insights and best-practice-based templates act as accelerators to get the separated entity up and running in the shortest time possible.

Cloud Solutions

Our cloud-based solutions running on the SAP Business Technology Platform (BTP) can be just the right alternative for the new organization.

SAP Mergers and Acquisitions Ambassadors

SAP Ambassadors Program

NTT DATA Business Solutions is a proud partner of the SAP M&A Ambassador program, comprised of SAP partners helping to make digital transformation possible.

As part of the program, our experts partnered with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) to create a series of GrowthTV videos exploring several M&A topics to best help your business be successful.

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Services We Provide

Structure your TSA

Due diligence | Discovery tools | Separation approaches | Technical carve | Advisory & optimization | Digital transformation

Plan & Execute Separation

Transformation requires careful preparation. A crucial point is the creation of an inventory. We work with our partner, Natuvion, to help you separate and move data from your existing ECC data to the new company.

Full IT Outsourcing

Hosting your SAP and non-SAP systems in the cloud offers a multitude of benefits, including efficiency, security, compatibility and savings. We can host your SAP and non-SAP systems in our NTT Private Cloud or with your choice of hyperscaler(AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google).

Comprehensive Managed Services & ITO Services

NTT and NTT DATA Business Solutions offer a full range of services to ensure that your business continues to run smoothly –until you can ramp up internal resources, or for as long as you need.

Our M&A – IT Separation Assessment Approach

M&A Separation Assessment Approach
Structure TSA

We Help Structure your TSA

Transition Service Agreement (TSA) costs can become extremely expensive within a short period of time – making the speed of a successful implementation critical to the success of the divested organization. Choosing the right provider can help to reduce costs and gain high performance and reliability.

  • Due Diligence: NTT DATA Business Solutions works with your business to evaluate and understand the risks and costs involved in a target acquisition.
  • Discovery Tools: We provide tools to quickly and efficiently uncover the technology landscape and give you the information you need to make business decisions quickly and efficiently.
  • Separation Approaches: We support greenfield, brownfield, as well as technical carve approaches – whatever is most viable in your context.
  • Technical Carve: We can support several different SAP carve out models to move ECC to ECC, or ECC to SAP S/4HANA.
  • Advisory & Optimization: We work with portfolio companies to optimize their existing SAP instances. We find many clients running SAP can improve business process and significantly reduce cost by optimizing their existing systems.
  • Digital Transformation. We can help you build the business case for migration to SAP S/4HANA.
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Complete Vision and Advisory Services for Both SAP and Non-SAP Applications

NTT DATA Business Solutions works with our partner, Natuvion, to deliver a full range of services for your SAP and non-SAP applications.

Natuvion’s Data Conversion Software is a system transformation engine that offers a fast and pre-defined path to SAP S/4HANA.

Whatever the size or complexity of the project, Natuvion’s Data Conversion Software and Data Conversion architects provide a highly automated, fast as well as flexible migration to SAP S/4HANA. Thanks to Natuvion’s Cutover App the critical “near zero downtime to-live” becomes possible.

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NTT DATA Business Solutions works with our partner, Natuvion.

We Plan & Execute your Application Separation

Any transformation of IT systems requires careful preparation. A crucial point is the creation of an inventory. What is in my systems? Where and how much? You need a detailed overview in order to identify the optimal transformation scenario.

NTT DATA Business Solutions works with our partner, Natuvion, to help you separate and move data from your existing ECC data to the new company. Natuvion’s Data Conversion Server (DCS) is a unique platform that supports all types of consolidation, harmonization, data migration and carve out projects in SAP environments. DCS provides an embedded evaluation and classification analysis service that delivers 100% transparency on data scope and usage, carve out dependencies, and business configuration.

Options for Moving from SAP ECC to ECC

Clone and Delete

This involves creating a copy of the entire SAP ECC system from the parent company, then deleting master data that must remain with the parent company. We use Natuvion’s tool to automate the process, which results in lower risk, reduced investment required and a shortened timeline.

Clone and delete is the common path for most companies.

clone and delete option

Selective Carve

In this instance, a shell copy of the existing SAP ECC system is created without any data. Once the shell has been created, we use Natuvion’s tool to extract required data and migrate it into the shell. This option is a bit more technical, since it requires some analysis to ensure the necessary data was loaded into the shell system completely and correctly.

This option can take a bit longer than the clone-and-delete process, with more downtime required on both the seller and buyer side.

selective carve option

SAP S/4HANA Transition Options

Carve Out ECC and Move to S/4HANA with Targeted Innovation

This option would involve completing an ECC-to-ECC carve out so that the sold company is completely separated from the parent company from the IT and business perspective. Once that is accomplished, a secondary project can be initiated to convert to SAP S/4HANA using Brownfield conversion with some selective and targeted innovation.

Carve out ECC and move to SAP S/4HANA with targeted innovation.

Selective Data Transition

The selective data transition option is similar to the selective carve, but in this case the shell system would be SAP S/4HANA rather than ECC. As with the selective carve, once the S/4HANA shell has been created, Natuvion’s tool would be used to extract required data and migrate it into an SAP S/4HANA system that is already preconfigured.

Selective data transition
managed cloud services

Managed Cloud for Both SAP and Non-SAP Systems

Hosting your SAP and non-SAP systems in the cloud offers a multitude of benefits, including efficiency, security, compatibility, and savings. When folding in or carving out technology from a purchased company, the quick handover of applications and data, and effortless integration into the new company are just two reasons that cloud-hosted business processes are the most practical choice.

We can host your SAP and non-SAP systems in our data center or with your choice of hyperscaler (AWS, Microsoft Azure, GCP).

Comprehensive Managed Services and ITO Services

Typically the divested company lacks sufficient internal resources initially, especially in IT, and needs to rely on third-party managed services and information technology outsourcing. NTT and NTT DATA Business Solutions offer a full range of services to ensure that your business continues to run smoothly – until you can ramp up internal resources, or for as long as you need.

Comprehensive managed services and ITO services
technology roadmap

Road-Mapping Services Tied to Business Outcomes

One of the core strengths of NTT DATA Business Solutions is our extensive experience in business across a range of industries and using that knowledge and experience to solve business challenges for our customers. We combine business and industry experience with deep-rooted SAP expertise to apply technological concepts that solve specific business challenges in the most efficient, cost-effective manner.

Our consultants bring the business acumen and analysis needed to take a hard look at how the application of these toolsets are modeled and provide good advisement on the benefits they deliver. This allows your business to see the path forward and what technology can deliver for the business, with tangible outcomes rather than just providing ‘technical theory.’

NTT DATA Business Solutions has developed a service-based approach to digital transformation that includes a flexible delivery model based on a dynamic technology roadmap tailored for your business, with a value-based subscription model.

How Our Approach Benefits You

One-Stop Shop

We’re one of the few that can provide the full range of services you need for your M&A technology needs.

Comprehensive Methodology

No matter whether you’re dealing with SAP or non-SAP systems, we have the expertise and tools you need.

Tools-Driven Assessment

Our full range of tools help us to quickly define the ‘why,’ ‘what’ and ‘when’ – before we determine the ‘how.’

Multiple Execution Options

We support greenfield, brownfield, as well as technical carve approaches – whatever is most viable in your context.

Predictable Timeline & Spend

Key characteristics of most M&A initiatives are extreme time pressure and a fixed budget. We have the experience, tools, and deep expertise to meet your timeline and stay on budget.

Flexible Run Operations

NTT and NTT DATA Business Solutions offer a full range of services to ensure that your business continues to run smoothly, for as long as you need.

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