IT Due Diligence

*in partnership with SIG
Our experts know that conducting interviews and reviewing documentation isn’t enough. In order to identify the hidden IT-related risks and opportunities for a given investment, our clients need to understand what’s going on in the source code itself. That’s why we dig deep into the code to help them answer (indicative) 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 will 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?
Following a successful acquisition, we combine our leading tooling with our leading expertise to optimize your software assets for growth and efficiency with services such as our Software Quality & Risk Monitoring and Advisory.
Based on these results, as well as our clients’ own business context, our advisors develop actionable, prioritized recommendations to ensure their objectives stay on track.
An IT Due Diligence engagement with code4thought includes important qualitative and quantitative components to tell our client(s) how a company’s software assets will affect their ability to grow and thrive.
Technology risk profile

Identifies and evaluates the risks associated with the target company’s overall technology stack — not only the obvious main technologies in use, but also the many supporting technologies such as deployment scripts, test frameworks, third-party components, and front-end libraries.

Situational analysis
In such analysis we clarify the future adaptability, scalability, and integration ability of the target company’s asset, giving our clients a factual basis to understand the feasibility and likely costs of future growth.
Post-transaction roadmap
By using our own calibrated financial estimation models for maintenance, repair, and continued development, we allow an IT or technology investment to be considered in the context of the overall business plan.
Rebuild effort estimation
We know perfectly well how to qualify an asset’s technical debt in terms of both time and money, explaining in detail how many person-months of work would be required to develop the same IT assets from scratch by an average team of software developers.
Insight into other due diligence streams
The outcome of our work provides experts in other workstreams irreplaceable insights into everything from CAPEX and OPEX projections, to development team productivity, to analysis of the target company’s competitive technology landscape.