Accenture to acquire Aussie big data, analytics consultancy Analytics8

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Accenture to acquire Aussie big data, analytics consultancy Analytics8
Hedde Schuitemaker (Analytics8), Amit Bansal (Accenture), Jean-Christophe Richard, and Alexander Brown (Analytics8)

Accenture has acquired Australian big data and analytics consultancy Analytics8 for an undisclosed sum.

As part of the deal, 70 of Analytics8’s staff in Sydney and Melbourne will join Accenture’s Applied Intelligence division.

Founded in 2002, Analytics8 provides data and analytics solutions to large enterprise customers in verticals includings healthcare and financial services companies.

In a canned statement, Analytics8 co-founder Hedde Schuitemaker said, “We are excited about joining Accenture.”

“Our data scientists and data analytics expertise will complement Accenture’s applied intelligence capabilities and industry knowledge, allowing us to help customers further leverage data and analytics to transform their businesses.”

This marks Accenture's third acquisition in Australia in the past 12 months - the company acquired previous CRN Fast50 lister BCT Solutions in June 2019 and Oracle partner PrimeQ in 2018.

Accenture Applied Intelligence managing director for ANZ Amit Bansal said, “Together [with Analytics8] we will offer a unique, AI-based approach to help clients combine data, analytics and automation at scale.”

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