Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced on Thursday it has entered into an agreement to acquire Analytics8, a privately held Australian big data and analytics consultancy that specializes in data management, reporting, and visualization, data science and analytics services. According to Accenture, Analytics8 provides data and analytics solutions to some of Australia’s largest organizations.
“With deep expertise across multiple industries, from healthcare to financial services, Analytics8 enables clients to derive enhanced insights from data.”
While sharing more details about the acquisition, Amit Bansal, a Managing Director at Accenture who leads its analytics and artificial intelligence business in Australia and New Zealand, stated:
“In this data-driven age, organizations are increasingly seeking to harness the power of their information for competitive advantage and to identify opportunities for revenue growth and cost reduction. Together we will offer a unique, AI-based approach to help clients combine data, analytics, and automation at scale.”
Hedde Schuitemaker, co-owner of Analytics8, added:
“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.”