Today, the application landscape is a black box for companies looking to make a strategic acquisition. The company can objectively evaluate the Financials of a target company, but the IT assets of the company go largely unassessed – even when their custom software is the primary valuation driver. Acquirers can only guess, using interviews, that what they’re buying is of good quality – until now.
CAST Highlight allows organizations to get a rapid view of the target’s application portfolio. In a matter of days, the acquiring company can get an objective view of the portfolio – assessing the risk, complexity and cost of what they’re buying. Integrating these metrics into the overall M&A process gives acquiring companies the confidence to bid (pre-merger) or integrate (post-merger) appropriately.