Crosscode PANOPTICS: A key enabler of successful M&A technology integrations
The technology integration that follows a merger or acquisition determines the success (and in many cases the failure) of the new organization. A well-executed IT integration results in enhanced competitiveness and efficiency. A poorly-executed integration results in redundancies, data silos and disrupted business processes.
In order to integrate or replace business applications, you must know precisely how they interact with every other application and database. Crosscode Panoptics shows you these dependencies, both at a high level and at the level of code and column. If you are selling a business, an intelligent buyer will place a high value on this information.
Our fully-automated discovery and analytics capabilities create a detailed graph of your application infrastructure. Crosscode Panoptics yields a comprehensive map of their dependencies, and it instantly analyzes in detail the impact of a proposed change.
With this insight, you can skip years of burdensome manual analysis and create a straight path toward integrating business processes and eliminating redundant systems.
Major technology integrations place incredible burdens on the IT teams of merged organizations. Throughout the process, they must ensure that business processes carry on with as little disruption as possible. Meanwhile, they must plan and execute the technology integration even as they themselves merge and into a unified IT organization.
The Baseline Assessment
An effective technology integration plan begins with a comprehensive baseline assessment. The assessment points out redundancies in infrastructure and applications, and it identifies applications, data, and services that should remain separate. It uncovers opportunities for integration as well as outstanding needs that can be met through technology innovation.
Technology touches every area of the modern organization. Post-M&A integrations focus on applications that support common functional areas, such as HR and Finance. Within these functional areas, organizations can achieve economy of scale. Blending the IT stacks supporting these functions is a daunting task, however, riddled with risk arising from application and database dependencies.
With Crosscode Panoptics, you can develop an accurate, comprehensive baseline assessment in a very short time. We automatically discover each company’s applications and databases, analyzing their code-level dependencies to generate a robust map of their IT assets. We support many development languages and database types, so that you can view the entire application infrastructure on one screen. Crosscode’s unique combination of dynamic and static analysis can map dependencies even if they are not active in the moment. It also discovers dormant applications that may not have been used in years, helping you reduce hardware and maintenance costs.
Impact Analysis and Change Estimation
Once the baseline assessment is complete, the organization begins planning the integration. As with any change effort, accurate impact assessments and change estimations are crucial to successful outcomes.
Once you define the changes required to each system, you can easily indicate them to Crosscode Panoptics using our application decomposition feature. With just one click, you instantly see a report showing how those changes will impact other applications and databases across the enterprise. Now your teams know all the code-level elements to inspect before pushing a change into production. Until now, it has been impossible to get an accurate impact assessment in such a short time. This is your key to avoiding business disruption.
An accurate impact assessment paves the way for accurate change estimation. In addition to showing you which systems will be touched by a change, Crosscode Panoptics shows you the cyclomatic complexity score of each method as well as the number of dependencies involved. This information helps you understand how much time and money a given project is likely to consume, and how much risk it involves.
Crosscode Drives Success
With today’s complex, distributed application architectures, your organization needs modern, automated tools to support post-M&A integrations. Crosscode’s deep discovery and analytics will ensure your integrations are fast, efficient and non-disruptive. Contact us today to see a demonstration of our unique capabilities and learn how we can help.