Cloudy outfit Cognizant has today announced it has entered into an agreement to buy Collaborative Solutions, a privately-held global consultancy specialising in Workday enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.
The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2020, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions, including regulatory clearance. Financial details were not disclosed.
The company claimed the acquisition of Collaborative Solutions will add new finance and HR advisory and implementation services to Cognizant’s cloud offerings. Collaborative Solutions, one of the world’s largest Workday consultancies, enables clients across financial services, healthcare, technology, government, education, and other organisations to transform their operations using enterprise cloud applications. Services include strategy development, organisational change management, and the deployment and management of finance, HR, planning, and higher education solutions.
SGreg Hyttenrauch, President, Digital Systems and Technology, Cognizant, said: “Workday is a critical enterprise cloud suite that gives finance, HR and other functions greater resiliency and agility. Collaborative Solutions, with its rich expertise and leading position in the Workday ecosystem, expands our opportunity in cloud by establishing a new practice area in this large, fast-growing market. Our combined strengths in cloud strategy and enablement will differentiate our offering, positioning us to provide full support to clients throughout their digital transformation journey. We look forward to welcoming Collaborative Solutions’ talented team to Cognizant.”
“As one of Workday’s longest-tenured services partners, we have expertise, depth, and proficiency in driving true finance and HR transformation”, said Carroll Ross, Chief Executive Officer, Collaborative Solutions. “Together with Cognizant, we will provide even greater scope and scale, helping extend our capabilities for clients to accelerate innovation in their digital agendas and optimise their Workday investments. We look forward to joining Cognizant, a Fortune 200 company that shares our passion for both client and employee success.”