Durham, N.C. (Nov. 27, 2002) -- One way to make mergers and acquisitions work is to seamlessly integrate technology into existing operations, according to business intelligence firm Cutting Edge Information.

The firm’s study, "Accelerate M&A Success: Making Integration Work," found that such integration can increase cost savings to up to 50 percent.

The study, available at http://www.cuttingedgeinfo.com/reports/FL59_M&A.htm, offers metrics and examples from more than 80 companies, including Pfizer, Cisco, IBM, GE and Exxon-Mobil.

"Speed is the key to realizing integration cost savings," said Jason Richardson, president of Cutting Edge Information. "Learning from the companies in this report will show you how to avoid common pitfalls and integrate successfully."

"Accelerate M&A Success," showcases metrics and practices in the following areas:

  • M&A planning resources
  • Shareholder value increases
  • M&A returns on investment
  • Integration cost savings
  • Premium and goodwill payments

-- Electronic Accountant Newswire staff

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