Accenture acquires Xoomworks to boost procurement and digital capabilities

Accenture has acquired Xoomworks Group, a consulting and technology company that specialises in procurement technology, digital innovation and software solutions development, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will support Accenture in helping clients to accelerate technology-led business and procurement transformation.

Established in 2000, Xoomworks operates two distinct businesses: Xoomworks Procurement, a specialist consultancy focused on sourcing and procurement transformation, and Xoomworks Technology, a software development business that partners with clients across industries to help them innovate at speed and scale digital solutions that create value and solve complex business problems. Headquartered in London, Xoomworks’ team of more than 250 professionals are joining Accenture from across its operations in the UK, France, Germany, Romania, Bulgaria, Denmark and Sweden.

Xoomworks already shares deep relationships with Accenture ecosystem partners, including SAP Ariba, Coupa and Jaggaer.

Pierre-François Kaltenbach, senior managing director in Accenture’s supply chain and operations group, said: “Now more than ever, companies need to take a more proactive approach to managing third-party spend that positions them for enduring growth and prepares them for what’s next. We’re delighted to welcome Xoomworks to our team and join our mission to help clients transform their procurement capabilities to accelerate innovation and drive breakthrough value, while answering the call for more responsible business.”

Jan Van Den Bremen, senior managing director and Accenture’s intelligent platform services Europe lead, said: “Intelligent platforms and ecosystem partners play a pivotal role in bringing together the major capabilities needed to run a modern enterprise and take advantage of new business models. With the addition of Xoomworks, we are expanding our deep technology expertise to further help accelerate the path to value for our clients at speed.”

Malcolm Clark, co-founder and group CEO, Xoomworks, added: “When we founded Xoomworks 21 years ago, we set out to create technology-led solutions to solve specific business problems and deliver high-performance outcomes with a focus on forming deep client relationships built on trust. We’ve done just that. I’m immensely proud of our people, our achievements and our collaborative values-led approach. The world has changed radically in the last two decades; by combining our experience, capabilities and expertise and with a shared vision of the future, we know we can have an even bigger impact as part of Accenture.”

 

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