French consulting and technology company Capgemini has announced the acquisition of Australian SAP services specialist Acclimation.
Capgemini says the acquisition will significantly strengthen the region's SAP capabilities and add to its client portfolio locally.
Acclimation has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, and Perth and employs over 100 people. The company provides SAP solutions and cloud technologies and has built a reputation in the industry for its capabilities in the technical and functional areas of SAP. It has a track record of implementations for clients, including Coles Group, PowerLink, MMG Limited, NSW Land Registry Services, and Dulux Group.
“The acquisition of Acclimation will position Capgemini as a leader in SAP delivery in the region,” says Capgemini managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Kaylene O'Brien.
“They have built a reputation for excellence in delivering SAP and cloud solutions for a wide range of complex businesses. Our goal is to bring new thinking and innovation to our clients and accelerate their transformation into more sustainable businesses.”
Acclimation managing director Rod Taubman says that the company is excited to join Capgemini after thirteen years of sustained growth. “Combining our two SAP practices strengthens Capgemini as a formidable SAP Gold Partner in Australia,” he says.
“I am thrilled to unlock the many synergies between Acclimation and Capgemini, including an added delivery capacity and extended customer footprint.”
According to Acclimation's managing partner, Cameron Sherrard, the two companies have many common goals.
“People are Acclimation's driving force,” he says. “Joining Capgemini presents an excellent opportunity for its team to develop further and grow. There are strong cultural synergies across both companies, which will ensure a seamless transition, smooth client management and a solid career progression path for our team.”
The president and managing director of SAP Australia and New Zealand, Damien Bueno, says Australian and New Zealand customers are investing rapidly in cloud technologies and solutions to improve the agility and resilience of their operations. He says Capgemini's investment in Australia and New Zealand is a testament to the dynamic nature of this market.
“Our partner ecosystem is critical in helping us meet customer demand and deliver RISE with SAP, which is our offering for business transformation in the cloud,” says Bueno.
“Capgemini's acquisition will not only bolster its SAP credentials, but it will also enable leverage of market-leading software automation approaches, accelerating the path to the cloud through RISE with SAP for customers no matter what stage of the journey they're on.”