Arriving at a business value is done the old fashion way. You identify the universe of likely buyers, prepare your blind profile and NDA, and contact the president or person in charge of mergers and acquisitions. What you are trying to accomplish is to identify and articulate the strategic rationale for considering this acquisition. In the example above, our distribution management software company had adapted their software to a new vertical market while also introducing it on Microsoft’s.NET platform and upgrading from green screen to GUI interfaces. They were not getting any traction in the new vertical competing against the two dominant players in that space.Have a Peek at this Web-site CRM Consultant Thailand
They had, however, created a lot of value in their technology. They were a very good acquisition candidate for one of the dominant competitors. They had “leap-frogged” this competitor with a more modern platform. The competitor, through a series of prior acquisitions, was actually supporting six different software platforms for essentially the same capability. They were contemplating a long and expensive system rewrite. They needed to consolidate platforms, but did not have an upgrade path for their installed clients. Their clients were vulnerable to defections. We approached the president and positioned our client as follows: Purchase our client for a favorable buy versus build outcome. Time to market – we could provide an immediate upgrade path versus eighteen months of development.
Substantial cost savings – By rationalizing their software platform and reducing the number of supported systems. Immediately end customer defections by announcing an actual upgrade path versus years of promises. Prevent a more formidable competitor from getting his hands on this technology and causing them some real damage. The healthcare ASP also turned out to be a strategic fit for a much larger healthcare IT firm. This established company had previously delivered their software through a traditional licensing approachwhere their clients managed their own internal systems. The buyers needed our client’s cutting edge module that completed their suite of products. They intend to use the ASP model as the springboard to launch their entire product suite on the ASP model to complement their licensing approach.