Accenture acquires Salesforce specialist Tquila UK

08 May 2015 Consultancy.uk

Global consulting and technology firm Accenture has acquired Tquila UK, a Salesforce consulting services provider. More than 100 professionals will join Accenture, elevating the size of its UK-based Salesforce practice to approximately 185 consultants.

Founded in 2010, Tquila is a privately held company headquartered and operating out of London. The firm delivers a full range of Salesforce services from consulting, implementation and integration, through to custom application development, governance and support. Tquila has more than 100 dedicated Salesforce professionals and over 270 certifications in the domain.

With more than 5,000 skilled Salesforce consultants globally – including more than 1,900 certified consultants, Accenture is one of the larger players in the landscape. In line with its ambition to boost its Salesforce consulting capabilities in the UK, the business advisory has picked up Tquila for an undisclosed amount. As a result of the acquisition, Tquila will become part of Accenture’s Emerging Platforms business within Accenture Technology, and see all UK employees transfer.

Accenture buys Tquila

“We have seen significant growth in SaaS as more companies adopt the cloud and digital strategies to collaborate better, drive greater operational efficiencies and accelerate the development of new products and services,” says Emma McGuigan, Managing Director at Accenture Technology, UK and Ireland. “One key factor for our continued success in delivering Salesforce solutions depends on having the right skilled professionals to meet the growing demand. With Tquila on board we have the critical mass to more proactively target big opportunities both in the UK and Europe, which will extend our position in the region.”

“Being able to offer deep technology skills coupled with industry-experience at scale is critical to getting ahead in the market,” comments Mark Wakelin, CEO, Tquila. “As one of the largest pure-play Salesforce partners in Europe, we have those skills, and Accenture has the scale. By joining Accenture, we can offer our Salesforce expertise and experience to an even wider range of clients.”

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