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  • Technology | Consulting | PwC Ireland | Services
    from technology You want to deliver value from technology We ll work with you to transform the way that IT works for you We can ensure that it is aligned to your business strategy improves processes and delivers efficiencies reduces costs and makes it easier for your IT function to respond to the needs of your business Discover more about how we can deliver value to your business through technology Watch our video Potential issues You need to better align your IT department to your business strategy You currently lack the right technologies to support your business requirements and to deliver the right value to your business You require an IT due diligence for a merger or acquisition Your have uncovered IT and information security issues during a recent IT review You need assistance measuring the effectiveness of IT projects You don t know which IT services should be provided internally and which should be outsourced You are seeking ways to improve the relationships between IT your business and your suppliers How can we help Our team is made up of business and technology expertise from across various industries disciplines and all types of technology Our team can help you transform your IT function by Information management analytics Developing strategies and governance frameworks to help you transform data into insight and action By using business intelligence and applied analytics you can manage the complexity of your data reduce costs anticipate and manage risk enhance performance and refine your decision making capabilities Deal services Assessing the IT and operational implications of a merger acquisition or disposal IT strategy and architecture We can work with you to develop your IT strategy by addressing market pressures leveraging core and emerging technologies aligning employee talent to seize business opportunities and solving problems IT sourcing

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/services/consulting/technology.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Information security and forensics | Consulting | PwC Ireland | Services
    not classify data or have processes in place to deal with current or new data protection requirements You had a potentially litigious incident fraud or e discovery request and you are not sure how to respond in a manner that will stand up in court You do not have an information security strategy in place that is aligned with the business and IT and you have no visibility of performance and return on investment Employee access to data and systems is restricted by cumbersome processes multiple logins and access requests which are hard to manage You are unsure if there are appropriate plans in place for your business and IT systems to recover in a timely manner in the event of a disaster How can we help We have a highly skilled information security and forensics team that has experience working with many different types of organisations of varying sizes in both the public and private sectors Our team understands the balance between business and information security requirements and see information security and forensics as a business enabler to promote trust in an organisation s digital future We can help you with Cyber security Defining your Cyber Security risk profile and implementing a customised Cyber Security Program to plan for resist detect and respond to cyber threats to safeguard your business Data protection and privacy Implementing data privacy programs and defining suitable solutions to impose controls over personal and client sensitive data Digital forensics and eDiscovery Responding to potential litigious incidents and eDiscovery requests We can collect process and review digital evidence from all kinds of digital devices and produce high quality outputs our clients Information security strategy and program Assess your current information security capabilities benchmark against your peers in the industry and outline a security program roadmap which

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/services/consulting/information-security-cybercrime.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Portfolio and programme management | Consulting | PwC Ireland | Services
    are passionate about helping clients to optimise execute and realise their strategies Our team help clients to boost the likelihood of a project s success and to reach its business goals We do this by establishing driving and consistently delivering high quality complex portfolios and programmes to achieve sustainable change for clients Potential issues You need greater insight into the business case and benefits baseline of the project You may have a programme about to commence or is already underway but you don t feel fully in control due to lack of visible sponsorship not getting the information you need to take key decisions about the programme risks identified but not properly understood delivery timescales that are unclear business functions are not aligned to the programme portfolio and business needs and the scope is unclear You have experienced recent programmes that failed to deliver the expected outcomes and benefits You believe there are skills gaps on your project resulting in no change poor change or wrong change There is ineffective and slow decision making due to imbalanced governance structures between run the business and change the business functions There is a focus on financial prioritisation without assessing non financial factors such as risk reduction staff satisfaction client and customer satisfaction How can we help Our team of specialists have tried and tested methods in addition to years of experience of business and project management behind them We work with clients throughout the whole project lifecycle from planning right through to the conclusion of a project Our team can help you with the following Governance Creating efficient structures and controls which maximises the value of the portfolio against business strategy Engagement Build strong collaborative leadership by removing organisational barriers and improving communication Control Set up a high performing project or programme

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/services/consulting/portfolio-and-project-management.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Publications | Consulting | PwC Ireland | Services
    for individuals Data portability to allow individual s move data easily Consent rules strengthened August 2014 Client asset requirements The Central Bank of Ireland have published new requirements designed to strengthen client asset protection The flyers detail the expanded definition of client funds and key changes to existing requirements introduced and highlight how PwC can assist firms in complying with the new standards February 2014 PwC global finance benchmark report 2015 The global business landscape is changing rapidly The leading finance teams help their organisations stay ahead by providing the insight and direction needed at almost half the cost Are you keeping up or falling behind June 2015 Key findings from The Global State of Information Security Survey 2016 Turnaround and transformation in cybersecurity February 2015 19th Annual Global CEO Survey As they look forward to the year ahead CEOs are less confident about prospects for the global economy than they were in 2015 The same is true overall when they consider their own company s prospects for growth January 2015 Is it time for consumer lending to go social How to strengthen underwriting and grow your customer base with social media data As credit underwriting evolves and while credit standards and appetite move with economic cycles the process largely remains the same Lenders are using the same basic information they ve used for decades to determine creditworthiness with salary job history and credit score serving as the primary data points While these valuable pieces of information will likely remain at the core of credit decisions a wider array of data with the potential to provide more accurate risk scoring and better decisioning is now available This alternative data is driven largely by the explosion of social media which provides unprecedented amounts of information that can support decisions about an applicant s creditworthiness A few innovative lenders are already incorporating social media data into their credit underwriting process now is the time to examine this growing trend to see how it might benefit your organization March 2015 Peer pressure How peer to peer lending platforms are transforming the consumer lending industry Peer to peer P2P lending is a predominantly online business in which individual and institutional investors provide funding to people seeking loans The opportunities posed by P2P lending may have a significant impact on traditional financial institutions banks and non banks and we believe that there are two possible courses of action collaborate with P2P platforms or compete with them This paper explores both concepts in some detail March 2015 A new normal in consumer debt collections and recoveries This paper describes some of the regulatory developments that are expected to accelerate the need for regulatory driven changes in collections functions It also describes six leading practices that collection functions can employ to make changes that can further collectors business strategies and objectives The paper concludes by examining asset class specific considerations and describing ways in which collections functions could be transformed into an industry leader and stay ahead

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/services/consulting/publications.html (2016-02-18)
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  • How can we help? | Deals | PwC Ireland | Services
    certainty We work with our clients to build effective organisations reduce costs manage change and risk leverage talent and optimise technology Our aim is to help you achieve lasting and beneficial change for your organisation We can help by Doing an acquisition It is critical for organisations to carefully assess how they will get the right deal and to test all assumptions it is making about a deal We can help you with everything from identifying the right acquisition target performing due diligence to performing valuations and executing the deal Read more Raising finance Raising finance can be a complex undertaking We can help by providing assistance on all aspects of capital and funding management from strategy development to design and implementation of capital and funding procurement solutions Read more Managing a crisis We can help businesses facing distress or insolvency by delivering restructuring solutions to help build a platform for recovery Areas where we can help include providing independent business reviews acting as Examiner and providing support through a liquidation or receivership process Read more Disputes and investigations Disputes and investigations are often a part of a life for organisations Our team regularly assists clients in the prevention detection and investigation of fraud financial crime and other irregularities and in dispute resolution using state of the art tools and techniques to detect and investigate fraud Read more Execute an IPO Floating your business requires considerable consideration in four key areas They are i choosing the ideal market ii getting your business ready for an IPO iii executing the IPO and iv dealing with the intricacies of going public We can help and support you in these areas and more Read more Selling a business Whether you need advice on the best disposal strategy a valuation to be undertaken or

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/services/deals/how-can-we-help.html (2016-02-18)
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  • Doing an acquisition | Deals | PwC Ireland | Services
    to assist in forming a view of the future and a thorough due diligence exercise is important to confirm that there are no black holes Once satisfied in these areas the organisation is likely to need help to implement a bid strategy structure the deal to minimise risk and to maximise funding and tax efficiency Potential issues Expansion You want to expand your company s current portfolio of products and services or its customer base through the acquisition of new ones Entering new geographical markets You want to spread your company s market risk by purchasing a company providing similar products or services in another country Diversification You are seeking growth opportunities that new sectors or services provide Identification of targets You need support in conducting a market search to identify opportunities Understanding your target You want to know how the target business operates and need to assess its future prospects before agreeing to buy it You also need to know whether it would be a good cultural and operational fit with your existing business Valuations You need to determine the value of the target How can we help Identification of targets We can help you to identify the right acquisition target to fit with your strategic ambition We do this by using our industry specialists and our national and international network of practitioners Valuations Once the target has been identified we can support you in placing a value on the business and in assessing your funding options and deal structure Due diligence We perform comprehensive due diligence reviews which covers a range of areas including financial due diligence commercial and market due diligence business plan reviews taxation and pensions reviews and synergy validation We assess the reliability of the reported results to estimate earnings and future cash flows and

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  • Selling a business | Deals | PwC Ireland | Services
    relevant information is made available to the buyer in a controlled manner Competitive tension between potential buyers needs to be maintained throughout the process if value is to be maximised Potential issues As a business owner or manager your strategy may involve disposing of part of the business whether through a carve out of business units or by the sale of existing entities This may be because you want to return value to shareholders to reposition your portfolio to focus on core businesses or because you are in the process of restructuring Some of the areas where you may need support include You may not be that far advanced in your thinking and want help to assess the feasibility of business plans to diagnose poor performance and to formulate your disposal strategy You may want help to understand what your business is worth in the context of a proposed sale as you assess your options If you have decided to sell some or all of your business you will want the opportunity to identify value critical issues and the option to regroup and fix outside the glare of sale process You want to minimise the disruption to the business by having a controlled sale process You need to develop a strong sales and marketing strategy and campaign How can we help By leveraging our team of technical and industry experts we can assist you in the following Assessing your disposal options and advising on the best disposal strategy to adopt including a detailed company and market assessment and identification of potentially interested parties Performing a valuation of your asset or business and highlighting the key value drivers Performing a vendor due diligence an in depth independent report on the financial health and prospects of a business that is being sold

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  • Raising finance | Deals | PwC Ireland | Services
    and assistance on all aspects of their capital and funding management from strategy development to design and implementation of capital and funding procurement solutions Potential issues Some of the issues you might be facing include Securing funding You may be refinancing existing loan facilities or getting additional funding to allow your business to expand organically or by acquisition In these circumstances you have a range of debt and equity solutions available to you and you need help in assessing the approach that best suits your business Negotiation If you are refinancing you are likely to be involved in negotiating amendments to existing financing terms including covenant amendments and waivers or helping potential new debt providers to get familiar with your business Competitive tenders You may want to conduct competitive tenders for the provision of both debt and equity financing solutions Debt restructuring If you are in a restructuring scenario you may be considering a debt for equity swap and you will want to ensure that the associated valuation and other key commercial terms are negotiated to best protect your interests Relationship management Your relationships with your finance providers are key and you may want support in managing those relationships and also with your interaction with other relevant parties including ratings agencies and advisors to your funders How can we help We understand the creditor market and we can use our knowledge to provide independent advice to help companies raise or retain financing on the most appropriate terms We have experience across the full range of debt markets including banking capital markets asset based lending securitisation and project finance and we also have relationships with a wide range of potential equity providers Our approach is to work in close partnership with senior management and the Board from an early stage to

    Original URL path: http://www.pwc.ie/services/deals/raising-finance.html (2016-02-18)
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