Accenture Acquires ClearEdge

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Accenture has come up to help their client better manage their digital transformation spend. The company has acquired, a firm specializing in procurement spend management, ClearEdge Partners. The company did not disclose the transaction’s terms of the acquisition.

With this acquisition, ClearEdge brought deep category expertise, advanced analytics, software asset management, and approximately 100 professionals to the Accenture operations.

Accenture estimates that as much as 30% of the value from IT spending gets lost to licensing complexities and lack of spending controls. While, a Gartner report says that worldwide IT spending to reach $4.1 trillion by the end of 2021, up 8.4% from 2020.

“While the pandemic accelerated the speed of digital adoption, organizations are now at an inflection point where sustaining growth will be defined by those that create value faster and maximize the impact of those investments. We’re delighted to welcome ClearEdge to our team, adding significant IT category expertise to our procurement business while extending our ability to deliver value for clients.

Manish Sharma, Group Chief Executive, Accenture Operations

The co-founder and chief executive officer of ClearEdge, Jack Garrahan says “Since starting ClearEdge 15 years ago, we’ve built unrivaled expertise and capabilities for helping clients maximize the value of their digital transformation spend. Together with Accenture, our shared vision of the future and combined capabilities will accelerate our ambition and enable us to have an even bigger impact.”

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