Accenture is set to acquire ClientHouse, a provider of salesforce.com and Veeva Systems solutions based in Jena, Germany.
The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s position as a provider of Salesforce implementation services and as a global leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) implementations.
ClientHouse is a partner of Veeva Systems, which offers cloud-based CRM solutions tailored to the needs of the life sciences and biotech companies.
The acquisition will broaden the range of skills and capabilities Accenture can offer to clients in life sciences and other industries to develop market-leading cloud solutions from these leading SaaS providers.
Accenture has more than 2,400 people skilled in Salesforce.
Jack Ramsay, Accenture’s Emerging Technologies Delivery lead for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, said: “Acquiring ClientHouse will reinforce our global leadership position in delivering Salesforce implementation services and will help propel our SaaS business in Germany and Europe.”
Anne O’Riordan, global senior managing director, Accenture Life Sciences, said: “ClientHouse’s expertise will augment what we offer to our clients who are determined to leverage the latest technology, work more effectively across their entire stakeholder ecosystems.”
ClientHouse’s employees will join Accenture’s global SaaS business. They will work with Accenture’s global industry groups to deliver SaaS development, implementation, and training services.
Accenture plans to continue to leverage ClientHouse’s office in Jena as a center of excellence and training center for clients as well as its staff of professionals. The Jena center will also continue to serve as an authorized Salesforce training center.