Gold medal for Enfo and DS Smith
Our Partner DS Smith, the world leading packaging company, has now won the IT Innovation Award 2018 in the Collaborative Enterprise category for a M&A service developed together with Enfo.
Together with DS Smith we have developed the process "Day One" - an integration process to quickly integrate newly acquired companies into DS Smith’s company group. A smart and effective way to offer our customers a consistent and digital experience, in quality and measures, also protecting branding across countries and continents.
I’m proud to be part of such a great team that added so much value to our recent acquisition of Ecopack and Ecopaper.
The Enfo and DS Smith co-creation “Day One” IT-solution is a repeatable, flexible, scalable and secure model underpinned by cloud technologies that can be rolled-out within 10 working days and delivered globally. Full integration of all systems can be completed within 6 to 12 months.
It’s only when you have full trust from the customer that you can to do these kinds of co-creations.
DS Smith has a high level of ambition in terms of company acquisitions. During the first days after the acquisition, all employees of the company will have access to their new e-mail addresses.
The co-created IT solution is designed to support DS Smith's operations and financial initiatives and ensure that for each acquisition it works in the same way and with the same standard. This IT-solution has also been a key enabler in DS Smith’s growth and their recent achievement in gaining FTSE100 status.
The Enfo solution: M&A IT migration assistance
One of the most critical missions with company acquisitions is to integrate the IT-structure of the acquired company. It’s a one of the biggest challenges to make everything work as seamless and smooth as possible. This is how we do it.
About the award
The award ceremony took place on May 17, 2018 at the Hilton London Bankside. Hosted by the Corporate IT Forum (CITF) since 2004. The Real IT Awards (RITA) is recognized for its independence and focus on celebrating team effort.
DS Smith are a leading provider of corrugated packaging and are present in 37 countries, employing around 27,000 people.
Read more: ABOUT DS SMITH