Dive a level deeper to invest confidently
Typical technology due diligence barely scratches the surface, including little more than interviews with the target company’s IT leaders, review of documentation, and a demo of the software. The result? Investors buy a “black box” of software, and only later find out that it can’t support their strategic goals.
Our experts know that conducting interviews and reviewing documentation isn’t enough. In order to identify the hidden IT-related risks and opportunities for your investment, you have to understand what’s going on in the source code itself. That’s why we dig deep into the code to help you answer questions like:
- Does the target company’s software support your future growth plans?
Can it scale to more users, adapt to new platforms, or integrate with other solutions?
- Are there IP-related issues hiding in the source code?
Liberal use of open source software or dependence on third-party solutions may have legal implications.
- What’s the value of the software portfolio and what future costs must be factored in?
How well is it engineered? How much technical debt do you face?
- How strong is the IT team of the target company?
How productive is it compared to industry benchmarks? What is the capacity for innovation?