Cognizant acquires Salesforce consultancy Code Zero

10 February 2020 Consulting.us

Management and technology consultancy Cognizant has acquired Code Zero Consulting, an Atlanta-based consulting firm focusing on Salesforce configure-price-quote (CPQ) and billing solutions.

Code Zero was founded in 2016 and offers strategy, implementation, and migration capabilities to help clients move to cloud-based CPQ and billing solutions. The platform enables clients to quickly configure, price, and quote complex deals, while automating the customer lifecycle and accelerating revenue.

The firm is a Salesforce Platinum Partner, and counts numerous large global enterprises among its client roster. Code Zero has particular expertise serving clients in the financial services and manufacturing industries. It has offices in Atlanta and Charlotte.

Cognizant’s acquisition of Code Zero deepens the firm’s expertise in Salesforce platform advisory, implementation, and managed services. Financial details were not disclosed.

Cognizant acquires Salesforce consultancy Code Zero

"The acquisition of Code Zero enriches our cloud offerings, brings deep domain expertise to our clients and further strengthens our strategic relationship with Salesforce.com," said Brian Humphries, CEO of Cognizant.  "I'm delighted to welcome Code Zero's professional team to Cognizant."

The move builds on Cognizant’s October 2018 acquisition of ATG, a consultancy specializing in quote-to-cash processes and technology. The ATG purchase added delivery centers in Kansas, Missouri, Montana, and Ohio, and significantly bolstered Cognizant’s enterprise application services practice, which boasts one of the largest Salesforce-trained teams in the world.

"Cognizant and ATG share our passion for collaborating with clients and helping them succeed in their digital transformation endeavors,” Gene Nix, co-founder and managing partner of Code Zero, said. “Combining our respective expertise in advising on, implementing and managing CPQ and billing business processes and technologies contributes to a true global powerhouse of Salesforce platform expertise."

Based in Teaneck, New Jersey, Cognizant has annual revenues of $16 billion and 288,000 global employees. The firm is ranked 193 on the Fortune 500.


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