The Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) process brings with it a broad range of complexity, from contracts and accounting, to organizational structure and employee protocols. More often than not, companies embroiled in M&A activities do not even consider the data integration aspect of the merger until they are well into the process, not realizing that this activity can extend timelines, limit visibility with regard to financials, supply chain, and other key components of the combined businesses. All too often, those managing the acquisitions are left to also deal with integration of the acquired company’s data, tools and integration practices – with little or no expertise in this area. There are few out-of-the-box answers for streamlining this process, and though there are many system integration companies available to help, this can add significant cost and time to the M&A cycle. AnalytiX Mapping Manager can be a key accelerator as part of a systematic approach to the M&A integration process. With a web-based centralized repository for scanning and importing source metadata automatically, users can quickly understand and assess the data they are acquiring, how it aligns with their current data sets and structures, and develop a plan for unification of the acquired data. The tool’s features and functionality offer a broad range of utility in this space, including standardization of code sets, business rules, mapping formats and patented version control.