Accenture buys analytics consulting firm OPS Rules

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IT services provider Accenture announced its deal to acquire OPS Rules, an analytics consulting company based in the US.

The acquisition of OPS Rules enables Accenture to expand its machine learning and operations analytics capabilities.

Last year, Accenture also acquired Gapso, an analytics services and solutions provider in Brazil that assists enterprises to solve supply chain and logistics challenges.

OPS Rules, founded in 2012, specializes in the application of data science to create supply chain and operations analytics solutions.

The US head-quartered Accenture aims to add new operations analytics professionals to its team that apply machine learning and optimization techniques to develop innovative analytics approaches for clients.

OPS Rules has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Richardson, Texas. David Simchi-Levi, a Professor of Engineering Systems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a supply chain and operations analytics expert, is the chairman of OPS Rules.

Simchi-Levi and his team will join Accenture Analytics, a part of Accenture Digital, and will be a part of Accenture’s Data Science Center of Excellence. Accenture’s Data Science Center of Excellence focuses on solving client problems through advanced analytics approaches, including machine learning, deep learning, text analytics and more.

OPS Rules provides inventory optimization, custom supply chain analytics, supply chain risk management and dynamic pricing services to help companies improve operations and enhance business results.

Narendra Mulani, chief analytics officer, Accenture Analytics, said: “OPS Rules’ expertise and techniques will continue to enhance our ability to create value at scale for our clients through data-driven transformations.”

Accenture launched the Accenture Insights Platform, a cloud-based analytics-as-a-service solution designed to simplify analytics and deliver real-time actionable insights. Accenture also launched Cyber Intelligence Platform, a security solution that uses machine learning and streaming analytics to help organizations identify network-born cyber threats.

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