Acquire a new software business and need to integrate platforms? We’ve been there, done that.
Acquisitions of software platforms are happening at a faster rate than ever before. But our recent research shows that many firms struggle with determining the degree of integration that is required following a merger or acquisition, not to mention executing on it.
Success depends on making the right strategic decisions about how to consolidate acquired platforms. That requires knowing which customer segments to target with which platforms in order to maximize growth potential. And understanding the functional and technical fit of platforms with target segments. That’s where we come in - with expertise in developing software consolidation strategy frameworks.
Every year, we help dozens of software executives, private equity firms, and their teams create winning software consolidation strategies that position their platforms for growth, accelerate consolidation, and meet financial and customer goals. Our undeniably different approach to platform strategy is grounded in our multidisciplinary perspective – with strong industry experience, as well as deep technology acumen, and functional expertise in areas such as human capital, cybersecurity, and customer experience. It’s a combination that has created value for more than 150 software, hardware and tech-led services businesses and 75 leading private equity investors.
We start by producing comprehensive insight about your market and current capabilities so that we can make informed platform consolidation recommendations as part of your product strategy.
Leveraging deep industry and technology expertise – including perspective gained from performing more than 200 commercial software assessments per year – we look at your potential through four lenses:
How will you position your product portfolio for success? Using the insight from our assessment, we work with your teams to build consensus around a future platform strategy for your targeted markets. Our software consolidation strategy design approach outlines:
A platform consolidation strategy is only as good as the value it ultimately delivers. So, we help you move quickly to execute the software platform strategy, with support for areas such as: