Launching a new manufacturing company
Recently, the private equity firm asked Sikich to assess the systems and technological conditions at a manufacturer that was about to be spun off by its parent company. When the private equity organization and the parent company negotiated a transition services agreement (TSA) with a one-year runtime, Sikich stepped in to make this work from a technology perspective. As the subsidiary becomes an independent entity, it leaves behind the corporate SAP system as well as all other business technologies. For this company, Sikich is already preparing a deployment of Microsoft Dynamics 365 in the cloud.
At the same time, Sikich consulting and services teams are working with the manufacturer’s procurement and IT departments to help select and source networking, productivity, collaboration, telephony, and other software and hardware products. From internet connectivity and firewalls to servers, storage, and client computing, Sikich experts will be installing and configuring the technologies that enable people and teams to work productively.
As a subsidiary organization, the manufacturer lacked a brand identity and domain of its own. That’s why—in a third, parallel undertaking—Sikich consultants are also collaborating with company leadership and IT to create a strong brand identity and set it on a firm technological foundation. Sikich will help the company establish its own internet domain and will also build a modern website with optimizations for ecommerce.