Accenture Acquires Oracle Cloud Services Consultant Certus Solutions
Under the deal, Certus will become part of Accenture’s Oracle practice, the company said. Certus is one of the UK’s top Oracle Cloud implementation service providers, with its main focus on the government and health and public services industries, the companies say. It also boasts clients in financial services, logistics, and telecommunications.
The two companies have a history together. They previously partnered on one of the largest Oracle Cloud implementations for a UK government department. “As the number of organizations looking to move to the cloud grows, the acquisition of Certus Solutions will enable Accenture to broaden its Oracle Cloud services and support for clients,” the company said.
“Accenture is at the forefront of positive transformational change, but what’s truly exciting is what Certus Solutions can add that will benefit our clients. There is a tremendous opportunity to do some great work and we’re looking forward to taking that on together,” said Mark Sweeny, founder, and CEO of Certus Solutions. “We have gone from being one of the first Oracle Cloud Partners to become one of the most successful, and a big reason for that is the quality of our people. This is a market that needs specialists with broad experience, which is rare in this highly demanding and competitive market.”
There was no word on how Certus employees might be affected by the deal. According to the company’s LinkedIn profile, at the time of the deal 81 people work for Certus.
Accenture Acquisitions: The List Grows
Accenture has been on a buying spree over the last three year or so. The Certus deal marks the company’s fifth acquisition of 2018, and is one of more than 70 deals since 2016. It’s all part of the company’s planned cloud and digital transformation services growth strategy.
Accenture has a long history as an Oracle partner, stretching back more than two decades with more than 54,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world. The company is a Global Cloud Elite and Platinum level member of the Oracle Partner Network. And certified as an Oracle Cloud Excellence Implementer.
Oracle Partner Mergers, Acquisitions
This latest deal follows a host of other Oracle partner mergers and acquisitions. Some examples include:
- Oracle Cloud solutions provider Evosys recently bought Oracle Gold partner Newbury Taleo Group.
- Velocity Technology Solutions acquired Oracle partner Mercury Technology Group in December.
- Also in December, BV Investment Partners bought control of Apps Associates, an IT services company with expertise in Amazon AWS, Salesforce, Netsuite, as well as Oracle Cloud.
- In June 2017, Oracle Cloud migration specialist Drivestream received a cash influx from global IT services company Wipro.