The paper "Merger between Westpac and St George " is a perfect example of a business case study. Mergers and acquisitions are a common phenomenon that is witnessed on a continuous basis as different reasons and business prospects make organizations to undertake those decisions. Westpac which is looking towards entering into a merger with St George needs to look at evaluating the different dimensions and the benefits and demerits which will be associated with the merger. This paper will look at evaluating the enterprise architecture which will be seen after the merger and the different changes which need to be accounted for in relation to the framework associated with data architectures, security architectures, process taxonomies, governance frameworks and so on.
The report will then look at evaluating the strategy which needs to be implemented with regard to CRM, ERP & SCM management so that better use of resources becomes possible and the long term vision can be easily accomplished. The paper will then look towards providing different recommendations and cover the different IT infrastructure through which needs to be developed so that the overall objective of the business can be achieved.
It will also look towards evaluating the alternatives and highlight the different merits and demerits associated with it and the manner in which overall changes have to be implemented. Business Architecture The post-merger between Westpac and St George should look towards creating the required level of synergy and reduce the redundancies and inefficiencies so that improper integration of business process can be identified and can be improved. The level of integration needs to look at determining the level of enterprise application that has to be developed so that a rationalized process that will improve the overall manner of carrying out activities can be ensured. The extent to which integration of the business activities will take place is dependent on the extent of similarity which is seen in the process of carrying out different activities.
The post end merger should look at bringing about a change in the manner the different resources are used and should ensure that the cost of the business gets reduced and the overall business phenomenon is developed so that the different accomplishment can be achieved within the time horizon (Gray & Khalid, 2006).
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