Accenture and Microsoft are to launch the Accenture Microsoft Business Group to help clients migrate to the cloud and lead transformation in their industries.
The move builds on the success of the duo’s join venture, Avanade, and will use the two companies’ combined service capabilities, global scale and joint solution development. The group will bring together over 45,000 professionals who can use new products and services built on the Microsoft cloud to help clients interact with their customers in new ways, empower employees and reimagine operations.
“The Accenture Microsoft Business Group is a major step forward in our decades-long relationship with Microsoft,” said Paul Daugherty, chief technology and innovation officer at Accenture and chairman of the Avanade board. “It brings Accenture’s broad industry experience and transformation skills together with Microsoft’s powerful digital technologies and Avanade’s specialisation in the Microsoft ecosystem.
The demand for digital transformation, powered by the cloud, has never been greater. We are bringing the leading capabilities of our companies together to meet this demand and deliver innovation to our clients.”
To help organisations from all industries, the new group will focus on helping clients migrate to Microsoft Azure and use data and artificial intelligence. It will also help them to optimise business processes with Microsoft Dynamics 365 and adopt a modern way of working and collaborating.