In today’s environment, as deals get larger and more complex, calculating value with accuracy requires more data to evaluate, more integration options to test, more sources of value to factor in and weigh against each other.
Analytics is already helping leadership teams better determine the value of a deal by broadening the number of factors that can be screened. This larger picture means deal teams can create a more accurate model when deciding whether to proceed with any one target.
When a deal does move ahead, digital tools now allow companies to download their HR databases into a confidential, clean environment to design the new organization and remap talent, factoring in titles, levels, salaries, skills and more. Rather than struggling with hundreds of spreadsheets, leaders can see synergies and savings holistically and almost instantaneously.