Accenture has acquired SolutionsIQ, a provider of Agile transformation services for business and technology, to fuel its world-class capabilities that help organizations drive change, improve customer experience and create greater business value through Agile methods. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
With one of the most experienced teams of Agile coaches in the industry, SolutionsIQ helps organizations apply Agile principles and practices to achieve substantial performance improvements including enhanced digital delivery effectiveness, reduced cycle times for software development and greater responsiveness to business needs.
“This acquisition brings tremendous value to Accenture and our clients,” said Bhaskar Ghosh, group chief executive, Accenture Technology Services. “Today Agile is more than just a software development methodology. For the digital enterprise that is rotating to rapidly evolving digital technologies – or New IT – it’s becoming a way of life. SolutionsIQ coaches, who are among the most sought-after experts in the industry, will expand our ability to help clients reduce investment risk, accelerate time to market for new products and services, and support design that delivers better customer experiences.”
“SolutionsIQ brings exceptional domain knowledge and experience in Agile transformation, drawing from the top-notch talent they have assembled from across North America and in other parts of the world,” said Annette Rippert, senior managing director, Accenture Technology. “Accenture was an early leader in Agile and we already have a global team of practitioners with expertise in managing complex, distributed Agile transformation and delivery. Together with SolutionsIQ, we will help our clients create and sustain innovative, value-focused solutions that are aligned with fast-changing user experiences.”
“We couldn’t be more thrilled about joining forces with Accenture,” said John Rudd, chief executive officer, SolutionsIQ. “Agile is about fostering a culture of empowerment and collaboration that enables rapid delivery of innovation at the speed of business today. As part of Accenture, we will help clients navigate the complexities of Agile and unlock their creative power to develop new capabilities.”