EY acquires Microsoft Dynamics specialist Seaton Partners

18 August 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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EY has purchased Seaton Partners, a UK-based consultancy focused on Microsoft Dynamics 365 business applications. The move boosts EY’s efforts to boost its capacity and capabilities relating to the technology giant’s ERP suite in particular.

At present, Big Four firm EY is looking to build a range of new capabilities and skills to support its clients across retail, government and automotive sectors. In the last 18 months the acquisitions of AgilityWorks, Frank Hirth and Pythagoras have helped EY teams meet the changing needs and demands of clients.

Seaton Partners has become the latest target of this expansion campaign in the UK and Ireland, and will further enhance EY’s technology consulting services.

EY acquires UK technology firm Seaton Partners

Benoit Laclau, EY’s Managing Partner for Consulting in the UK and Ireland, commented, “The acquisition of Seaton Partners demonstrates the EY ambition, commitment, and dedication to supporting new and existing EY clients on their digital transformations across the UK and the world.”

Founded in 2007, Seaton Partners is a Microsoft Dynamics Gold Competency Partner. Seaton Partners has employs 39 people and has more than 25 active clients, serving them from its office in the East Midlands. It’s core offerings include transformation projects, and managed services.

Founder and Director Adam Seaton said of his firm’s acquisition, “We are excited about joining a prominent organisation like EY. As we continue to build on our achievements over the last 10 years, the business of Seaton Partners coming into the EY organisation will enable us to offer clients further resources in enterprise resource planning and support them on their digital transformation journey to success.”

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) refers to a type of software that professional organisations use to manage day-to-day business activities such as accounting, procurement, project management, risk management and compliance, and supply chain operations. If implemented well, such systems have various analytical features, such as performance evaluation, reporting and decision making, which allow for business flexibility and efficiency gains.

The acquisition will boost EY’s Microsoft growth ambition, as it looks to expand capacity, capabilities and market presence across Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP. A product line of enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management intelligent business applications released by Microsoft in 2016, the technologies can be used to help companies to operate more efficiently and improve business performance.

Marie Abery, Dynamics Business Group Director, Microsoft UK, said, “We look forward to continuing our long-standing collaboration with the combined Seaton Partners and EY teams to help deliver successful solutions for clients. This acquisition is a testament to the EY organisation’s continued investment and impact to help transform businesses with Microsoft technologies.”