Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Phase One Consulting Group, Inc., a privately held Alexandria, Virginia-based company specializing in modernization and digital transformation for the federal market.
The acquisition of Phase One, which was first announced on June 7, 2017, expands Accenture’s capabilities to support key infrastructure and application modernization initiatives that are designed to enable federal agencies to deliver greater agility, enhanced security features and cost savings. Phase One offers secure cloud solutions for cabinet departments and federal agencies, supporting wide-ranging missions across national infrastructure, finance and regulatory services, human services, healthcare, and homeland security sectors
“Clients turn to Accenture Federal Services to solve their largest, most complex problems in national security, healthcare and citizen services,” said David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services. “We continue to look for ways to advance our capabilities by investing in expertise and innovative approaches in digital, cloud, cyber, analytics and emerging technologies to design transformational government services that drive better mission outcomes, effectiveness, and customer experiences.”
Phase One is a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner focused exclusively on the federal IT market. This elite status reflects its expertise in Salesforce integration and development services within some of the most complex federal client technology environments. For the federal market, Phase One has developed cloud accelerator methodologies designed to help federal clients rapidly deploy new capabilities to enhance their organizational efficiency and achieve mission-specific goals.
Accenture was one of the first global companies to establish a strategic alliance with Salesforce and continues to grow and strengthen its position as a leading Salesforce Partner. With more than 11,000 Salesforce-skilled professionals and an ongoing investment in building deep Salesforce skills and leading capabilities, Accenture is unique in the Salesforce ecosystem.
The acquisition of Phase One is the seventh Salesforce-related acquisition that Accenture has made since 2014; the others include Media Hive, New Energy Group, CRMWaypoint, Cloud Sherpas, tquila and ClientHouse
In April, Accenture was identified as the overall leader in the “as-a-Service Winners’ Circle” in the HfS Blueprint Report: Salesforce Services 2017 for its excellence in both Salesforce innovation and execution. The report named Accenture as the “clear leader in scale” with “the largest Salesforce services practice” in the Salesforce ecosystem. In May, Salesforce named Accenture Interactive the 2017 Salesforce Commerce Cloud Global Innovation Partner of the Year in recognition of its outstanding contribution toward business growth, technology innovation and joint customer success.