Accenture acquires Advocate, expanding its technology business management capabilities

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NORCROSS, Georgia, June 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has acquired Advocate Networks, LLC, a leading provider of technology consulting and managed services of technology enterprise management solutions (TBM) that help organizations create business value, save money and modernize their technology platforms. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Accenture has acquired Advocate Networks, a technology consultancy and managed services provider of technology enterprise management solutions. (Photo: BusinessWire)

Based in Norcross, GA, Advocate’s team of 85+ professionals joins Accenture’s technology consulting and strategy practice, bringing capabilities to help clients define, design and measure the value of their transformations digital and cloud. Advocate has deep technology expertise and a full suite of services that help organizations align technology investments with business goals and uncover cost savings to reinvest in initiatives that drive growth and transformation.

“Companies expect their technology investments to fuel innovation and transform business operations and are increasingly adopting TBM principles to optimize spend and deliver and demonstrate immediate strategic business value,” said Keith Boone, Head of Strategy and Technology Consulting for North America at Accenture. “Through the powerful combination of Accenture and Advocate, we will offer a wealth of industry-leading resources and capabilities to help our clients measure the value of technology initiatives in clear and quantifiable ways.”

Advocate’s full suite of TBM services, from strategic consulting to TBM as a Service (TBMaaS), complements Accenture’s cloud and digital transformation services and end-to-end capabilities for TBM and FinOps. Advocate also brings accelerators for industry-leading tools and dashboards for IT and service value management that will enhance the insights delivered by Accenture’s proprietary assets, such as Accenture Momentum, myConcerto, myDiagnostic and myNav, with additional TBM analyses.

“For more than two decades, Advocate’s enterprise clients have relied on our dedicated team of TBM advisors, industry thought leaders, and technology experts to drive efficiencies and uncover savings for new investments,” said Tim Wise, co-founder and co-CEO of Advocate. . “We share Accenture Technology Strategy & Advisory’s goal of helping clients design and realize exceptional business value from technology and are excited to bring our combined capabilities to new and existing clients.”

Accenture’s Technology Strategy and Consulting practice works with clients to define their technology visions and develop the roadmaps and execution plans needed to create lasting value from technology investments.

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