Combined Company to Serve as Knowledge Powerhouse for Accelerated SAP S/4HANA Customer Data Implementations Globally
SOUTH HARWICH, Mass. and London, U.K - April 20, 2016
BackOffice Associates, a worldwide leader of information governance and data modernization solutions, today announced its acquisition of CompriseIT, a U.K. consulting firm specializing in helping enterprises adopt SAP®’s Business Suite 4 SAP HANA® (SAP S/4HANA). BackOffice Associates’ acquisition of CompriseIT is the latest initiative in strengthening the information governance leader’s expertise in helping customers globally as they embark on their journey to implement SAP S/4HANA.
“Our relationship has evolved over the past 18 months and after a series of highly successful customer engagements, we recognized that a union between the two organizations was a natural fit for helping customers accelerate adoption and realize the most value out of SAP S/4HANA,” said David Booth, chairman and CEO, BackOffice Associates. “The acquisition of CompriseIT extends BackOffice’s value proposition and competitive positioning as global organizations are increasingly readying themselves for SAP S/4HANA and is a critical building block in our continued commitment to excellence in this market.”
CompriseIT’s expertise in SAP application-based architecture, platform, user experience and business process automation, combined with BackOffice’s deep data and accelerated adoption capabilities, will enable customers adopting SAP S/4HANA to take full advantage of the product suite.
“This acquisition further solidifies our position as thought leaders in the SAP S/4HANA space,” said Clive Bellmore, CEO – Europe and Africa, BackOffice Associates. “In addition to complementing our ongoing investment in our Barcelona SAP S/4HANA Delivery Center, we are now uniquely positioned to offer customers the breadth and depth of solutions they need to plan and execute their journey to SAP S/4HANA.”
Through the acquisition, the combined organization will offer customers a one-stop shopping experience supporting their initiatives for adopting SAP S/4HANA, including a thorough data and system readiness assessment, deployment of the new SAP Fiori user experience, automation of processes, execution of successful SAP S/4HANA projects and preparation of their existing environments for the move to SAP S/4HANA.
With the integration of both companies nearly complete, CompriseIT’s Co-CEO and SAP Mentor, Owen Pettiford, will serve as Senior Vice President for SAP Digital Transformation. Dean Wood, Co-CEO, will take on the role of Senior Vice President for SAP Innovation Delivery for BackOffice Associates Limited in Europe and both executives will oversee strategic SAP S/4HANA customer implementations.
“We are very excited to join the BackOffice Associates family and believe the combination of both organizations will offer the global market unprecedented access to end-to-end SAP S/4HANA delivery knowledge,” said Pettiford. “We also look forward to adding further momentum to the recently-launched BackOffice Delivery Center for SAP S/4HANA in Barcelona.”
Founded in 2007, CompriseIT is a U.K.-based consulting firm focused on helping enterprises rapidly adopt new innovations from SAP – enabling them to run before they thought they could walk. CompriseIT works closely with SAP development teams, building deep expertise and tailored consulting services for enterprises facing implementations of SAP S/4HANA, the SAP Fiori® user experience, SAP middleware and SAP HANA Cloud Platform. CompriseIT is passionate about ensuring that enterprises do the right things with SAP software, deliver delightful user experiences, discover and unlock new business potential, automate business processes and lower TCO. For more information, please visit www.compriseIT.com.