Accenture Completes Acquisition of Phase One


ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has completed its acquisition of Phase One Consulting Group, Inc., a privately held Alexandria, Virginia-based company specializing in modernization and digital transformation for the federal market.

The acquisition of Phase One, which was first announced on June 7, 2017, expands Accenture’s capabilities to support key infrastructure and application modernization initiatives that are designed to enable federal agencies to deliver greater agility, enhanced security features and cost savings. Phase One offers secure cloud solutions for cabinet departments and federal agencies, supporting wide-ranging missions across national infrastructure, finance and regulatory services, human services, healthcare, and homeland security sectors.

“Clients turn to Accenture Federal Services to solve their largest, most complex problems in national security, healthcare and citizen services,” said David Moskovitz, chief executive of Accenture Federal Services. “We continue to look for ways to advance our capabilities by investing in expertise and innovative approaches in digital, cloud, cyber, analytics and emerging technologies to design transformational government services that drive better mission outcomes, effectiveness, and customer experiences.”

Phase One is a Salesforce Platinum Consulting Partner focused exclusively on the federal IT market. This elite status reflects its expertise in Salesforce integration and development services within some of the most complex federal client technology environments. For the federal market, Phase One has developed cloud accelerator methodologies designed to help federal clients rapidly deploy new capabilities to enhance their organizational efficiency and achieve mission-specific goals.

Accenture was one of the first global companies to establish a strategic alliance with Salesforce and continues to grow and strengthen its position as a leading Salesforce Partner. With more than 11,000 Salesforce-skilled professionals and an ongoing investment in building deep Salesforce skills and leading capabilities, Accenture is unique in the Salesforce ecosystem.

The acquisition of Phase One is the seventh Salesforce-related acquisition that Accenture has made since 2014; the others include Media Hive, New Energy Group, CRMWaypoint, Cloud Sherpas, tquila and ClientHouse.

In April, Accenture was identified as the overall leader in the “as-a-Service Winners’ Circle” in the HfS Blueprint Report: Salesforce Services 2017 for its excellence in both Salesforce innovation and execution. The report named Accenture as the “clear leader in scale” with “the largest Salesforce services practice” in the Salesforce ecosystem. In May, Salesforce named Accenture Interactive the 2017 Salesforce Commerce Cloud Global Innovation Partner of the Year in recognition of its outstanding contribution toward business growth, technology innovation and joint customer success.

The financial details of the transaction are not being disclosed.

Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture’s federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

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About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With more than 411,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Accenture is a leader in helping organizations move to the cloud to take advantage of a new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service. Accenture’s Cloud First agenda offers comprehensive, industry-focused cloud services including strategy, implementation, migration and managed services, and assets including the Accenture Cloud Platform that can drive broader transformational programs for clients. Accenture has worked on over 20,000 cloud computing projects for clients, including three-quarters of the Fortune Global 100, and has more than 31,000 professionals trained in cloud computing.

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