BackOffice Associates Acquires Consulting Firm Specializing in SAP HANA Adoption

BackOffice Associates, a provider of information governance and data modernization solutions, is acquiring CompriseIT, a U.K. consulting firm specializing in helping enterprises adopt SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA  (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.

BackOffice Associates’ acquisition of CompriseIT is the latest initiative in move to strengthen its expertise in helping customers as they embark on their journey to implement SAP S/4HANA.

“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,” Booth said.

Through the acquisition, the combined organization will offer customers a tool that supports their initiatives for adopting SAP S/4HANA, including a 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.

After the integration is 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.”

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