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Accenture Acquires CRMWaypoint to Expand Cloud Services

Accenture has further bolstered its cloud service arm by snapping up CRMWaypoint, a Netherlands-based cloud advisory and technology services provider specializing in Salesforce cloud solutions. This is another major acquisition by Accenture after the purchase of Cloud Sherpas in October last year.
The move underlines Accenture’s growing ambition to cash in on the growing demand for cloud services. Moreover, CRMWaypoint comes with what Accenture calls “sizable force” of skilled Salesforce professionals, who are in high demand in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe.
According to the company’s statement, CRMWaypoint’s professionals have already joined the Accenture Cloud First Applications team, which delivers cloud services for Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Google, and other “pure play” cloud technologies.
CRMWaypoint was established in 2006 in Benelux. By early 2008, it grew into one of the first official implementation partners for Salesforce in the Dutch market. The company has since delivered more than 600 Salesforce projects.
“Over the past years, we’ve forged a team delivering significant growth in the Netherlands, which culminated in our company being recognized as a platinum partner by Salesforce in 2015,” said Ton van der Meer, founder and CEO of CRMWaypoint.
These days Accenture is increasingly focusing on enterprise cloud services market. Today it has employed more than 3,400 certified Salesforce professionals in its facilities around the globe. No doubt that the acquisition consolidates Accenture’s already-dominant position in Salesforce services, strengthening its hand in protecting clients from moving out to competitors like Capgemini and IBM.
In October 2015, Accenture acquired Cloud Sherpas, a leader in cloud advisory and technology services specializing in Google, Salesforce and ServiceNow, which followed previously acquired Salesforce and Veeva Systems solution providers, Tquila UK and ClientHouse.
Accenture’s Cloud First business provides implementation, migration, and managed services to small-to-medium sized businesses and enterprises along with access to the Accenture Cloud Platform.

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Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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