Cognizant to acquire Collaborative Solutions to create global firm

International | Mergers & Acquisitions | South East | Technology

Cognizant has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire 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 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 organizations 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.

“Running core applications in the cloud has never been more important,” said Greg Hyttenrauch, President, Digital Systems and Technology, Cognizant.

“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.”

Founded in 2003, Collaborative Solutions is headquartered near Washington, D.C., and has more than 1,000 employees worldwide. In addition to the U.S., the company has operations in Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.

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