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IT Carve-ins and Carve-outs

Atreus manages highly complex IT transformations, taking into account all interfaces, while ensuring smooth business operations during the transition period. In an IT carve-in, Atreus’ IT experts plan and steer the optimal post-merger integration of systems that have hitherto operated parallel to one another. In a carve-out process, these experts play the lead role in implementing an independent IT division in the spun-off corporate unit or in integrating the IT landscape into a new organization.

Atreus deploys individual managers as, for example, CIOs, project heads or project managers or, where needed, as a team of IT transformation professionals.

Challenges posed by IT carve-ins and carve-outs

  • Carve-outs of IT architecture must take place during ongoing operations – and at the same time ensure that business operations proceed smoothly.
  • The company would also like to meet growth targets, or IT has to support growth.
  • The difficulties involved in managing IT and integrating the IT landscape during a carve-out are often underestimated.
  • The projects are highly complex – for example, it is necessary to adhere to a logical sequence in carving out an IT department, in order to ensure smooth business operations.
  • Often, important rules and processes have yet to be clarified.
  • Ongoing service operations must be ensured during the transition period, if necessary by transferring them to another organization.
  • Either the organizations lack sufficient know-how and particularly “know-do” for extensive, highly complex IT carve-in and carve-out processes, or the resources are tied up conducting day-to-day business.
  • Costs often run out of control, with the result that the carve-out or IT post-merger integration devolves into a crisis.

IT carve-outs have to be carried out during ongoing operations. This is as tricky as replacing a car’s engine while driving it at 100 mph.

Our expertise in IT carve-in and carve-out processes

  • Steering and implementation of the entire IT transformation: from well-founded analysis to continual monitoring of success – or just for individual project phases
  • Setting of budgetary frameworks (evaluation of, for example, license costs and remanence costs) and time-line project plans based on experience from numerous comparable projects that were brought to successful conclusions.
  • Discovery of all IT-related topics, e.g. also hidden IT topics (“shadow IT”)
  • Creation of an effective central project organization
  • Formulation of contractual provisions and service-level agreements and analyses based on checklists (What licenses are needed? How is data transfer handled? What know-how will be needed in future?) 
  • Continual monitoring of project progress and budget adherence – so that our clients have full control over the costs
  • Use of all technical resources that would contribute to the project’s success: the competence network affords access to further competencies, for example for supporting measures (e.g. attorneys with an affinity to IT)
  • Mobilization of staff members and managers and continual change management
  • Coaching, for example of a new CIO

If you want to avoid frictional losses and high costs in a complex IT carve-out or carve-in, get in touch.

+49 89 452249-540 kontakt(at)atreus.de

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Atreus is the leading interim management provider in Germany and one of the largest in its field in Europe. We solve difficult operational management and transformation problems quickly and reliably. Contact us and find out how we can help you master your situation with management expertise that is available at short notice and that is the perfect fit for you.

Atreus is a co-founder of Globalise – the market’s leading and largest provider of international interim management. Accelerating change and delivering success. Worldwide. Structured as a global group of leading interim management firms, Globalise has the reach to support you in solving your company’s most important issues around the world.