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Accenture expands partnership with Salesforce’s Vlocity for Industry cloud solutions 

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Accenture, the global management consulting and professional services company, recently made an announcement to expand its strategic partnership with the Vlocity Inc., a leading provider of omnichannel and industry specific mobile and cloud solutions on Salesforce Customer Success Platform.

The partnership will include a coordinated approach to deliver, enable, integrate and market industry-specific cloud applications to the organizations in customer-centric industries including insurance, media and communications, health insurance, and the public sector.

“Industry cloud solutions now play an integral role in each client’s journey to cloud because it’s now about how cloud applications and industry business processes are brought together and delivered as-a-Service,” said Saideep Raj, senior managing director of Accenture Cloud First Applications. “To date, Accenture has built more than 35 industry clouds supporting more than 100 clients in 15 industries spanning North America, Europe, and Asia. We are excited to have Vlocity as a key alliance partner in our mission to help clients become leaders in their industries.”

Vlocity Inc. was recently recognized among Top 100 Cloud Company in 2017 and is one of the leading independent software vendor (ISV) of Salesforce. Vlocity industry cloud apps are built on Salesforce to leverage the omnichannel capabilities of Salesforce Customer Platform that helps companies to accomplish faster business agility and time to value from cloud across traditional and digital channels.

The expanded partnership enhances Accenture’s market-leading cloud technology abilities and industry expertise with industry cloud software solutions of Vlocity. On the other hand, the Vlocity customers get access to the Accenture Global Delivery Network.

“The success of our work together at leading companies is testimony to the power of Vlocity Industry Cloud apps on Salesforce, and to our deep and trusted alliance partnership with Accenture,” said David Schmaier, founder and CEO, Vlocity. “We are delighted to be expanding our relationship to help our customers achieve faster business agility and accelerate time to value in the cloud with industry-specific apps built on Salesforce, the global leader in CRM. Accenture is a leader in helping organizations move to the cloud, and together we can help every digital transformation initiative in our target industries realize tangible operating and financial benefits.”

Accenture introduced over 20 new solutions with its first in the industry strategic partnership with Salesforce, and over 11,000 Salesforce-skilled professionals are the employees of Accenture.

“As more and more of the world’s largest companies shift to cloud applications and digital experiences, Vlocity and Accenture help enable companies in customer-centric industries to migrate to Salesforce, the global leader in CRM,” said Tyler Prince, EVP Alliances and Go-to-Market Innovation, Salesforce“This alliance partnership accelerates digital transformation, by helping companies to improve their customer experiences and offer new products and services on Salesforce.”

Also read: Accenture joins ‘Partnership on AI’ to benefit people and society with artificial intelligence

The group chief executive of Accenture’s Communication, Media and Technology operating group, Bob Sell will now serve on the Vlocity Board of Directors to further align the partnership strategies.

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