Professional services business Accenture seems to be morphing into a Salesforce consultancy as it snaps up yet another Salesforce specialist. This time, it’s the turn of Dutch business CRMWaypoint which has been bought to help strengthen Accenture's cloud-first agenda and to bolster their Salesforce capabilities. Last October, Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas a cloud-advisory business specialising in Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow, and followed previously acquired Salesforce and Veeva Systems solution providers, Tquila UK and ClientHouse.
The new acquisition was established in 2006 as an exclusive Salesforce consultancy and has skills in cloud strategy and technology consulting, as well as cloud application implementation, integration, and management services. Until the acquisition, CRMWaypoint was one of the largest Salesforce partners in Benelux, and had more than 600 Salesforce projects under its belt and served clients both in medium business and large enterprise market segments.
The CRMWayPoint team will be added the Accenture Cloud First Applications team, which delivers cloud services for Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Google and other “pure play” cloud technologies and numbers more than 3,400 unique certified professionals around the world.
Commenting on the acquisition Peter van Tilburg, Accenture’s Cloud First Applications lead for the Netherlands said “The addition of CRMWaypoint gives us access to a sizable force of highly skilled and sought-after Salesforce professionals in the Netherlands and beyond.”
Adding, “Together we are even better positioned to meet the growing demand for cloud solutions. Our Cloud First agenda is focused on helping clients improve their business growth, agility and competitive advantage by leveraging all of the benefits cloud can deliver.”