Accenture to buy Workday consulting firm DayNine

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Systems integration and outsourcing giant Accenture on Tuesday announced it was acquiring DayNine, a leading consulting firm focused on the Workday platform.

Workday is a US-based on-demand financial management and human capital management software vendor.

The acquisition will extend Accenture’s strong position in Workday and provide new value for clients. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Our clients are increasingly choosing Workday to drive their cloud transformations, so we are taking this important step to meet the growing demand,” said Paul Daugherty, chief technology officer, Accenture, in a statement.

Upon completion of the acquisition, approximately 400 DayNine professionals with 1,250 Workday certifications will join the existing Accenture Workday group working within the Accenture Cloud First Applications team.

The combined group, which will be led by DayNine CEO and co-founder Tim Ramos, will become the largest certified workforce in the Workday ecosystem and will work across all phases of Workday deployment.

“We’re excited to see that Accenture is deepening its commitment as customer demand for Workday continues to grow,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and chief executive officer, Workday.

With the intent to acquire DayNine, Accenture continues to strengthen its position as a leading enterprise cloud services provider.