PMI Project In Property Sector
Our well known property website client needed help integrating a legacy acquisition.
Our client is a UK-based company that runs rightmove.co.uk, the UK's largest online real estate portal and property website. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index.
They acquired a referencing business for landlords in 2019 and contacted Beyond to assist with the integration of all the technology assets. The target had circa 70 members of staff working from a central office and from home. Our client was beginning to experience common acquisition issues around issues with inter company communications, a cohesive team and mis-matching technology. Our aim was to improve this situation and identify meaningful cost synergies.
Since the acquisition, the target had been operating as a separate entity, and one of the main reasons for this was due to the the company being FCA regulated, and our client were not. Rightmove wanted to improve collaboration by integrating the businesses, but were keen to ensure that any alignment steps taken didn't compromise the operations or security of the clients estate.
Due to the organic growth of the targets technology estate, upon completion of our discovery we determined that whilst being integrated we could further strengthen the security posture of the organisation.
Beyond was tasked with ensuring that the following areas were successfully delivered whilst being mindful of the guidance above:
- 3 month engagement
- Project Management and Plan
- Communications Plan to stakeholder management
- Microsoft Teams Integration
- Microsoft Outlook Global Address List ("GAL") Integration
- Microsoft Outlook Free/busy Information
- Ensure the above works both ways for the businesses
- Secure the Van Mildert PCs and associated technology
Technologies such as Intune were deployed to enhance the management of the targets machines, however prior to deployment, Beyond fully rebuilt the entire EUC estate for them to remove any potential security risks.
In addition to the above, email and onedrive date were migrated to the clients core infrastructure.
All of the above was guaranteed with Beyond standard warranty that provides full support for 10 days post integration.
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