Business Continuity Planning

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Successfully managing risks during merger integration

During the integration of organisations the primary focus of attention often lies on achieving the targeted synergies and benefits. This frequently leads to a disregard of risks for the daily business and the seamless continuation of operations. Neglecting these risks can quickly have a severe negative impact, such as financial and/or customer losses and a damage in reputation. As a result, the initial merger expectations may not be met or, in the worst case, the entire integ ration may fail. Capgemini Consulting has developed a structured Business Continuity Planning (BCP) approach supporting companies in successfully managing business risks along the entire integration process. The comprehensive plan is focused on securing and maintaining daily operations. It effectively creates awareness for the potential risks, prepares for their actual occurrence, and provides actionable mitigating measures. Thus, a BCP implementation significantly increases the probability of a successful merger.