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Accenture announces new acquisition to bolster digital supply chain solutions

By Nick Forrester, Tue 18 Feb 2020
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Accenture has today announced it has acquired Icon Integration, a privately held Australian technology consultancy that provides SAP digital supply chain solutions and services as well as specialised business intelligence (BI) solutions to clients across Australia and New Zealand. 

This acquisition will boost Accenture’s growing technology practice and number of SAP professionals in the region.

Icon Integration works with some of the regions’ largest retail, consumer goods and government organisations, bringing differentiated capabilities in supply chain execution, particularly warehouse management. 

The company also provides data optimisation to companies, as well as designing, developing and delivering bespoke enterprise technology solutions that improve business performance and operational efficiencies.

“Over the last 10 years, Icon Integration’s founders have built a strong business with a senior team of professionals who take both business and technology needs into account to help clients improve business performance,” says Accenture’s A/NZ lead Scott Hahn. 

“Combined, Accenture and Icon Integration offer a unique proposition to help clients realise tangible business benefits from their technology investments. 

“This acquisition supports our strategic growth objectives to meet rising demand for technology solutions by SAP users. We welcome Icon Integration’s team and clients to our practice,” says Hahn.

Icon Integration co-founder and co-managing director Paul Roddis says he relishes the opportunity to work with Accenture.

“We are excited by the opportunity to join forces with Accenture and to tap into their breadth of capabilities and specialisations that will significantly build on the success we have achieved in our business to date,” says Roddis.  

“Our people will be able to expand their skills and grow their careers through exposure to new clients, new work and new experiences. 

“Our clients will gain access to a broader set of services and capabilities, both locally and globally.”

Accenture chairman of A/NZ operations Bob Easton says, “Over the last 18 months we have made several acquisitions in areas where there is a growing demand from clients as they look to capitalise on the innovation opportunity presented by the digital economy. 

“These ongoing investments are a demonstration of our commitment to deepen our capabilities and to scale at speed, so we can better serve our clients and position our business for future growth.”

This transaction follows other acquisitions by Accenture in Australia over the past 12 months, including those of specialist government consultancy, Apis Group in December 2019; big data and analytics company Analytics8 in August 2019; and cybersecurity and technology company BCT Solutions in June 2019. 

Earlier this month, Accenture also acquired Munich-headquartered maihiro, a leading provider of SAP-based customer experience (CX), customer relationship management (CRM), and commerce services.

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