In a bid to strengthen its cloud capability, IT consulting giant Accenture has acquired Tquila, a leading independent Salesforce consulting service provider. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Founded in 2010 and based in London, Tquila is a private-held company. Tquila delivers a full range of Salesforce services from cloud strategy, business analysis, implementation, application development, integration, and training and support. It focuses on delivering cloud solutions powered by Salesforce1 platform. The company has more than 100 dedicated Salesforce professionals and over 270 certifications in the domain. It is also one of the largest independent Salesforce partners in Europe.
Accenture said the deal is part of a strategic move to strengthen its position as a provider of Salesforce services and cloud implementations. Under the deal, Tquila will become a part of Accenture’s Emerging Platforms business within Accenture Technology.
Emma McGuigan, managing director, Accenture Technology, UK and Ireland, said in a statement that: “We have seen growth in SaaS as more companies adopt the cloud and digital strategies to collaborate better, drive greater operational efficiencies, and accelerate the development of new products and services.”
McGuigan also added that: “One key factor for our continued success in delivering salesforce solutions depends on having the right skilled professionals to meet the growing demand. With Tquila on board, we have the critical mass to more proactively target big opportunities both in the UK and Europe, which will extend our position in the region.”
Mark Wakelin, chief executive of Tquila, said in a statement: “ Being able to offer deep technology skills coupled with industry experience at scale is critical to getting ahead in the market. As one of the largest pure-play Salesforce partners in Europe, we have those skills and Accenture has the scale. By joining Accenture, we can offer our Salesforce expertise and experience to an even wider range of clients.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services, and outsourcing company, with more than 5,000 skilled Salesforce consultants. The company generated net revenues of $30.0 billion (for the fiscal year 2014), it has approximately 328,000 employees serving clients in more than 200 cities in 56 countries.