Global consulting and systems integration services firm Accenture has announced the acquisition of US-based Intrigo Systems, a provider of advisory and systems integration services for supply chain and procurement business process support needs.

Founded in 2009, Intrigo Systems brings to Accenture new resources in key SAP supply chain areas such as SAP Integrated Business Planning and SAP Ariba Supply Chain CollaborationIntrigo Systems Acquired

Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Supply Chain Matters has profiled Intrigo’ s services and technical capabilities in a number of prior blog commentaries. We have long considered them one of a few premier supply chain management boutique consulting and SI firms that excelled in managed scope implementation capabilities.

CEO Padman Ramankutty is a widely known and well respected icon in SAP and supply chain management technology circles and this Editor was privileged to collaborate with him in prior positions both with SAP and another specialty supply chain technology firm.

In a communication to existing clients, Ramankutty indicated that Intrigo’ s technical and leadership staff will continue to work in direct relationships with clients and that Accenture will provide resources to amplify Intrigo’ s engagement capabilities.

This announcement follows the July announcement by global based systems consulting and integration firm Genpact’s acquisition of supply chain planning boutique consulting firm Barkawi Management Consultants. That acquisition provided Genpact with expanded specialist consulting in supply chain planning technology and digital transformation areas, particular in industry verticals of consumer-packaged goods, industrials, and high-tech industries. Terms of that acquisition were not disclosed.

Larger global SI firms are now recognizing increased market demand for highly specialized, functional domain or vendor specific consulting services practices with solid track records in customer technology implementations. The watch out is that such acquisitions afford these acquired practices abilities to continue to prosper as independent entities within their particular expertise domains.

 

Bob Ferrari

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