Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Nashco Consulting Ltd., a Canada-based company that provides consulting, design and implementation services for ServiceNow®. The acquisition further strengthens Accenture's position as a leader in the ServiceNow partner ecosystem and enhances the company's technology capabilities and deep industry experience in cloud strategy, implementation, integration and management for clients seeking to tap the As-a-Service economy. "Our clients are increasingly seeking to adopt As-a-Service operating models, and this acquisition represents the latest in a series of significant investments in our cloud business to meet the growing demand," said Julie Sweet, Accenture chief executive - North America. "Nashco's team of certified ServiceNow professionals in Canada brings a strong track record and exceptional skills that will help our clients meet the challenges of digital transformation. We look forward to welcoming Nashco's talented professionals to our team." "Organizations of all sizes are looking for greater operational agility and rapid time to value of their cloud investments," said Jack Sepple, senior managing director, Accenture Cloud and Accenture Operations group technology officer. "The acquisition of Nashco supports our Cloud First agenda, further expands our service cloud capabilities and adds to our capacity to help clients on their journey to the cloud easier and more efficient." Nashco will become part of Accenture's global ServiceNow practice and will significantly bolster the practice certifications in North America. The acquisition will create one of the largest ServiceNow providers in Canada and extend Accenture's overall ServiceNow leadership in the industry. "ServiceNow transforms the workplace by automating workflows for IT, security, customer service and HR," said David Schneider, chief revenue officer, ServiceNow. "Accenture's acquisition of Nashco reinforces their commitment and excellence to transform the way customers get work done using ServiceNow. We are excited to see the depth in ServiceNow skills and the in-region growth this union will create. Together Accenture and ServiceNow are delivering game-changing economics for the enterprise."