In today’s economy, there are frequent reports of corporate mergers or acquisitions. When this occurs, the parent company must bring the newly acquired asset into the current information systems. The process of combining information systems usually starts with the financial systems and works it way through the entire infrastructure so in the end the organizations can report as one entity. Before this process can occur, an organization must go through the major exercise of standardizing their accounts, policies and procedures to become one entity within their information system – including the standardization of how they report their transactions into that information system. Once both of these steps are completed, the last part of their information systems merger, timekeeping and payroll systems, are pulled into the standardization process.