Organizations typically track high-level metrics, including synergy cost, retained resources , consolidations, operating costs, EBITDA etc. Few however have a process or solution to tie integration milestones to synergy realization targets. Delayed integration and underestimating integration complexity are the primary drivers of unrealized deal value. Taking a disciplined, processoriented approach and applying software automation to integrations can make a deal more successful. The ability to monitor the progress of synergy milestones, deliverables, dependencies, risks offers new opportunities for cost containment, improved scheduling of project timelines and risk mitigation.