Managing data separation and migration completely and accurately

When divesting parts of your organisation, or acquiring a new business, a streamlined and controlled approach to moving application and business data from the selling to the buying entity is vital.

The seller needs to determine what data should stay and what data should go, particularly where data is comingled or combined, and ensure that sensitive data is identified and controlled. This means ensuring only appropriate data moves between organisations, and that it does so within the deal parameters, regulatory requirements and timeframes agreed.

The buyer must migrate and transition data received from the seller with minimal impact to Business as Usual (BAU). This means a focus on establishing data readiness, robust reconciliations and controls to allow early identification of potential data issues that may impact or delay integration.

For both parties, effective management of the data separation and migration process is key to retaining deal value. This is underpinned by ability to evidence accuracy of any separation and transfer of data, and most importantly to build confidence of the business stakeholders for both parties.

Yet, the market is littered with examples of failed or incomplete transitions. The impact of getting it wrong is significant, be it penalties, costly remediation activities or bad customer experience.

Questions to ask when considering data in a deal

    What data is required?
  • Where does that data currently reside, and is it ‘ready’ to be separated and migrated?
  • What effort is required to cleanse, remediate, map and transform the data?
  • What is the optimal way to migrate the data considering timeframes and the end-to-end impact across the organisation?
  • How will the business validate the success of a migration?
  • What technology is needed to enable the migration?

Our Powered Data Separation service

KPMG’s Powered Data Separation Service helps you manage the safe, accurate and timely transfer of data from one entity to another. Our service is:

  • Tailored to the nuances of a separation/integration and supported by our unique platform that is technology agnostic and proven on several Deals
  • Completely scalable and able to cater from the complexities of Deals of all sizes, across all sectors.
  • Iterative and business-centric, identifying data related requirements and proving the separation/migration approach early with a focus on the business outcomes that need to be achieved.
  • Robust and transparent, giving confidence that only approved data is separated/migrated and supported by comprehensive reconciliation and controls.

To find out more please contact us.

KPMG Powered Enterprise Data solutions

In addition to data separation, KPMG can provide Powered Enterprise solutions for data readinessdata migration and data integration.

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