5 Key Collaboration Capabilities that are Imperative for Your M&A Day 1

Key Collaboration Capabilities Mergers Day 1 | Binary Tree

A critical milestone during a merger or acquisition for enterprise end-users is Day 1. This is the first day when the merging organizations officially start working as one. It lays the foundation out of the gate and can affect the first 100 days post-transaction. To achieve a successful Day 1, it all comes down to IT.

IT needs to embrace a "no trade off" mindset to deal with a seamless Day 1 experience by removing communication blockers that often create challenges for end-users. Here are five key collaboration capabilities that are imperative for your end users on Day 1:

  1. Look people up in a shared directory
    • Common email registry
  2. Send and receive emails
    • Cross-platform email delivery
  3. Schedule and update meetings
    • Calendar sharing
  4. Content collaboration
    • Data accessibility
  5. Unified brand
    • Sharing email domains between tenants
    • Automated email address rewrite services allowing end users to communicate from a common email domain —on both inbound and outbound mail 

Depending on environments between the M&A organizations, this could either be a quick fix or an extensive effort. In many cases, you might have to use a third-party solution to make this happen smoothly and quickly.

Binary Tree has supported thousands of enterprise mergers and acquisitions.  We’ve worked on the largest and most complex M&A transactions on the planet. Our end-to-end enterprise M&A solutions enable you to plan for a smooth Day 1 and integrate your IT systems after Day 1.

To find out more about what we can do for you, get in touch. We look forward to working with you on your next merger or acquisition.