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September 9, 2016

New Energy buyout to boost Accenture’s Salesforce capabilities

The acquisition will expand company’s capabilities and enterprise cloud services in Italy and Spain.

By CBR Staff Writer

Accenture will acquire New Energy Group, an Italian company that provides Salesforce solutions. The financial details of the acquisition have not been disclosed.

According to Accenture, the acquisition will place it as one of the leading Salesforce service providers in Italian and Spanish markets and at the same time add to its technological capabilities, deep industry experience and global strategy.

As per the deal, all of New Energy Group’s organisations will be integrated with Accenture.

Accenture will also acquire the digital services team Mind in Italy and New Energy’s suite of products and solutions based on Salesforce and Bit2win, a service that enables companies to add digitally-enabled sales services.

After the acquisition is complete, employees of New Energy Group will join Accenture's Cloud First Application team which provides cloud services for Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Google, PegaSystems and other ‘pure play’ cloud technologies.

Accenture Cloud First Applications managing director Saideep Raj said: “We continue to invest in our Cloud First agenda and expand our capabilities in Europe, as evidenced by our agreement to acquire New Energy Group, which will reinforce Accenture’s position as a leading provider of Salesforce capabilities in Italy and Spain.

“By integrating New Energy Group’s people and assets with ours, we will grow the best cloud talent in Europe and around the world to provide clients with unmatched cloud services and digital capabilities.

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“As a result of this acquisition, Accenture will continue to lead in the new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service.”

Accenture claims that for some years, it has been under a strategic alliance with Salesforce and so far it has garnered around 3700 unique certified Salesforce professionals. It says that with the acquisition, it will now add about 500 Salesforce professionals, 200 from Italy and 300 from Spain.

New Energy Group CEO Giuseppe Mammola said: “We are proud to be joining Accenture and combining our skills and innovative approach with the global scale of Accenture.

“Our focus on cloud and digital transformation will be empowered and will offer our clients unmatched opportunities to realise the full potential of the ‘As-a-Service’ economy.

“Our Bit2win software suite will be enhanced by Accenture’s industry expertise and its global investment and network of businesses. We have always been excited by change and now we are joining forces with Accenture for a new challenge – to provide leading and innovative solutions in a cloud world.”

For some time now, Accenture has been acquiring companies specialising in Salesforce solutions including Cloud Sherpas, CRMWaypoint, Tquila UK and ClientHouse.

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