It is not uncommon for companies to go through acquisitions, mergers and divestitures with the expectation of increased profitability. Unfortunately, IT assets often create an increased financial commitment, especially if they are not handled properly. Acquiring a company with inadequate software licenses, a pending audit or software licenses that are not transferable is a nightmare. Can the business case relate how these improvements prepare the organization for a major change? Can the documentation developed during the project be added to the due diligence team’s materials so that they can analyze a prospective acquisition accordingly?