Bain & Company partners with IT services firm Endava

15 October 2018 Consulting.us

Management consultancy Bain & Company has entered into a global strategic alliance with Endava, a London-based multinational IT services firm. The partnership combines Bain’s technology and business strategy expertise with Endava’s leading-edge technology and engineering capabilities.

Founded in 2000, London-based Endava is a leading IT services firm which helps firms digitally transform, assisting from idea generation to development to deployment of digital platforms and solutions. The company has over 4,700 employees, with nearshore delivery centers in Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Moldova, Serbia, Argentina, Colombia, Uruguay, and Venezuela. Meanwhile, Endava maintains close-to-client offices in the US, UK, Denmark, Germany, and the Netherlands.

The firm has helped clients from financial services, healthcare, retail, media, and technology digitize, automate, and become more agile. And clients like what they get from Endava, with 91% of revenues coming from repeat clients over the last five years. The firm has seen dizzying growth over the past half-decade, with revenues growing from £43 million in 2012 to £159 million in 2017.

In order to boost its digital transformation capabilities, Big Three management consultancy Bain & Company has entered into a strategic alliance with Endava. The partnership combines Bain’s deep skills in business/technology strategy and change management with Endava’s leading product ideation, development, and deployment capabilities.Bain & Company partners with IT services firm Endava“The Bain-Endava partnership is a powerful combination,” commented Paul Meehan, Bain & Company’s regional managing director for the EMEA region. “Endava’s understanding of complex digital product interactions, its deep engineering expertise, and Agile, collaborative approach is uniquely complimentary to how a Bain team works. We believe this helps to generate industry leading technology products and platforms.”

Previously, Bain & Company had taken an ownership stake in the IT services firm during its July 2018 initial public offering on the NYSE – showing the high degree of confidence it has in its new strategic partner.

“Partnering with Bain & Company to deliver transformation for our clients will allow us to provide the very best business, program, and portfolio strategies on which we’ll conceive, design, and build the next generation of transformative enterprise and digital products and platforms,” said Endava CEO John Cotterell. “Together, working as one team, we will unlock the full potential of digital transformations and place our clients on the best path for success in the new digital business landscape.”

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Deloitte to collaborate with Google Cloud on raft of new solutions

17 April 2019 Consulting.us

Accounting and consulting firm Deloitte will work with Google Cloud to create an array of solutions for the life sciences and healthcare, financial services, and retail sectors. The announcement was made at the annual Google Cloud Next conference in San Francisco.

Deloitte has an especially strong partnership with Google Cloud, having been named its Global Services Partner of the Year for two years running. Google Cloud is among the leading enterprise cloud platforms, alongside the offerings of industry heavyweights such as Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM.

Deloitte currently provides a number of industry-specific solutions build on the Google Cloud platform, targeting areas like big data and analytics, machine learning, application services, SAP, and security. Deloitte leverages its existing technology and industry-specific expertise to build solutions on Google’s powerful open-source software. It’s a common exercise for many consulting firms – turning the raw material of a platform or ecosystem into a useful finished product for diverse clients, possibly as part of a wider overall advisory package.Deloitte to collaborate with Google Cloud on raft of new solutionsThe consulting firm will now deliver new Google Cloud solutions to clients in three pivotal sectors. In life sciences and healthcare, Deloitte will offer solutions targeting biomedical research, operations optimization, and healthcare data modernization. Within financial services, the firm will help banking, insurance, and investment management companies convert ideas into profitable strategies though Google’s high-performance computing and applied AI. Deloitte will also offer leading-edge solutions to help detect financial crimes.

The retail sector, meanwhile, will be able to benefit from advanced consumer insights and engagement, more connected supply chains, and efficient and modern commerce infrastructure.

"We are thrilled to make this commitment with Google Cloud to bring the power of its leading technologies to our enterprise clients," Janet Foutty, chair and CEO, Deloitte Consulting and chair-elect, said. "Together, we plan to transform operating models across these key sectors by harnessing the power of cloud technologies and the extensive industry-specific knowledge and experience of our practitioners."

Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO, added, “Deloitte's reputation for enterprise transformation makes them an ideal teammate for us as we expand our cloud into new industries and with the world's biggest customers. Industries from health care to financial services to retail share a need to modernize – quickly. We're excited to join with Deloitte and deliver solutions and technology to help them do just that."

Related: KPMG and Google join forces to bring Industry 4.0 solutions to clients