Accenture buys automation service provider Genfour

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Global professional services company Accenture on Tuesday acquired UK-based Genfour, an automation service provider, for an undisclosed sum.

The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s capabilities as a leading provider of intelligent automation services.

“Intelligent automation is transforming the way businesses across industries operate, driving new levels of productivity, innovation, compliance, quality user experiences and improved decision making,” said Manish Sharma, group operating officer, Accenture Operations, in a statement.

Accenture has trained more than 70,000 professionals on new architectures, intelligent platforms and automation over the past year.

To date, automation solutions have been implemented for more than 80 percent of Accenture Operations clients.

“Genfour’s highly skilled professionals will help accelerate the transformation and re-engineering of our clients’ business processes through intelligent automation, enhancing our ability to deliver on the promise of as-a-Service,” Sharma added.

Genfour’s automation professionals will join the Accenture Operations global Intelligent Automation team and be an integral part of the new Accenture Center of Excellence for Intelligent Automation in the UK.

“With growing demand for intelligent automation solutions, we’re excited to be joining Accenture to help build better automated processes and tackle complex process opportunities for clients,” said James Hall, CEO, Genfour.

Founded in 2012, Genfour is serving clients across multiple industries, most notably in insurance, banking and utilities.