Why Accenture Is Buying Icon Integration

By Amit Chowdhry ● February 19, 2020
  • Accenture announced it has acquired Icon Integration, a privately held Australian technology consultancy that provides SAP digital supply chain solutions and services to clients

Accenture announced it has acquired Icon Integration, a privately held Australian technology consultancy that provides SAP digital supply chain solutions and services as well as specialized business intelligence solutions to clients across Australia and New Zealand. And this acquisition will boost Accenture’s growing technology practice and number of SAP professionals in the region.

“Over the last 10 years, Icon Integration’s founders have built a strong business with a senior team of professionals who take both business and technology needs into account to help clients improve business performance,” said Scott M. Hahn, Senior Managing Director – ANZ Technology at Accenture. “Combined, Accenture and Icon Integration offer a unique proposition to help clients realize tangible business benefits from their technology investments. This acquisition supports our strategic growth objectives to meet rising demand for technology solutions by SAP users. We welcome Icon Integration’s team and clients to our practice.”

Founded in 2011, Icon Integration employs a team of approximately 70 professionals at its offices in Sydney and Melbourne as well as in New Zealand. And the firm works with some of the regions’ largest retail, consumer goods and government organizations, bringing differentiated capabilities in supply chain execution particularly warehouse management. Plus Icon Integration also helps companies with data optimization as well as designing, developing, and delivering bespoke enterprise technology solutions that help clients improve business performance and operational efficiencies.

“We are excited by the opportunity to join forces with Accenture and to tap into their breadth of capabilities and specializations that will significantly build on the success we have achieved in our business to date,” added Paul Roddis, Co- Founder and Co-Managing Director at Icon Integration Pty Ltd. “Our people will be able to expand their skills and grow their careers through exposure to new clients, new work and new experiences. Our clients will gain access to a broader set of services and capabilities, both locally and globally.”

This transaction follows other acquisitions by Accenture in Australia over the past year like Apis Group in December 2019, Analytics8 in August 2019, and BCT Solutions in June 2019. The terms of this deal were undisclosed.

“Over the last 18 months we have made several acquisitions in areas where there is growing demand from clients as they look to capitalize on the innovation opportunity presented by the digital economy. These ongoing investments are a demonstration of our commitment to deepen our capabilities and to scale at speed, so we can better serve our clients and position our business for future growth,” stated Robert Easton, Chairman and Senior Managing Director at Accenture ANZ.