In a strategic move to expand its Salesforce capabilities in Europe, Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has completed its acquisition of ClientHouse, an independent provider of salesforce.com and Veeva Systems solutions based in Jena, Germany. The acquisition, announced on Jan. 20, 2014, will strengthen Accenture’s position as a leading global provider of Salesforce implementation services and as a global leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) implementations. As a result of the acquisition, ClientHouse’s employees are now part of Accenture’s global SaaS business where they will work closely with Accenture’s global industry groups to deliver SaaS development, implementation, and training services to clients in life sciences and other industries. ClientHouse’s office in Jena will serve as a center of excellence and training for Accenture clients as well as its staff of professionals, continuing to host one of the longest-standing Salesforce training centers in Europe. Jack Ramsay, Accenture’s Emerging Technologies Delivery lead for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America, said: “With the acquisition of ClientHouse complete, we’re now starting to work with our new highly-skilled colleagues who will enhance our market-leading capabilities in Salesforce and SaaS implementation services in Germany and Europe. We intend to take advantage of this acquisition to help fuel the growth of our global SaaS business across a range of industries including life sciences, biotech and high-tech companies.” Tobias Ortwein, senior vice president, Project Services, Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC), commented: “The acquisition of ClientHouse marks another milestone in Accenture‘s strategy to secure access to local expertise and skills. As a small but superb Salesforce boutique provider, ClientHouse has expertise in a market offering the potential for significant growth: PAC estimates the European market for Salesforce consulting and implementation services will see annual growth rates of 45 percent until 2017.” Accenture is recognized by an independent industry analyst firm as the global leader in Salesforce implementation services and is the leading service provider on many of salesforce.com’s largest transformational projects. Accenture has more than 2,400 people skilled in Salesforce.