The combination of the policy directives and Salesforce’s opening of a data center in Canada can change the cloud adoption landscape,” -David Joubran, President and CEO, Acumen Solutions
MCLEAN, Va. (PRWEB) October 10, 2018
Acumen Solutions, a leading professional services firm and Salesforce Global Strategic Consulting Partner, today announced the acquisition of strategic consulting firm Mindshare Consulting Services Inc., based in Ottawa, Canada.
Acumen Solutions opened its first Canadian office in Toronto in August 2018, strengthening its presence in North America. The decision to expand into Canada is the next step in Acumen Solutions’ growth strategy to better support existing clients located in Canada, as well as to pursue new accounts in the region, focusing on Manufacturing, Travel & Hospitality, and Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG).
The Mindshare acquisition adds a second location in Ottawa and accelerates Acumen Solutions’ growth in the Canadian public sector. Acumen Solutions currently serves 13 of the 15 cabinet level agencies in the US Federal Government, and plans to leverage its proven solutions and experience for the Government of Canada, provincial agencies and municipal government.
“The demand for innovative cloud-based solutions has increased dramatically since the Government of Canada issued further direction on its Cloud First Policy in November 2017 addressing the secure use of commercial cloud services and electronic data residency. The combination of the policy directives and Salesforce’s opening of a data center in Canada can change the cloud adoption landscape,” said David Joubran, President and CEO at Acumen Solutions.
Manufacturing, Travel & Hospitality, and CPG, companies are realizing opportunities for growth in three key areas: customer retention, artificial intelligence (AI), and data analytics. With tight margins and a focus on customer acquisition, these companies are looking to transform their business processes by investing in AI, data analytics, and Digital Transformation initiatives. By providing proven industry solutions, coupled with deep cloud expertise, Acumen Solutions is poised to help Canadian organizations make data-driven decisions based on actionable insights.
The CEO of Mindshare, Marcel Lachance, will join Acumen Solutions as Managing Director for Canada. He will be joined by Steve Kopstick, Managing Director of private sector business in Canada. Both are seasoned consulting veterans with more than 20 years of experience in the Canadian market.
About Acumen Solutions
Clients choose Acumen Solutions for one simple reason: our experience delivers success. Joining forces with our clients, our teams of strategists, subject matter experts, and engineers solve problems that can’t be fixed by technology alone. As a Salesforce Global Strategic Partner, the Fortune 500 trust us to build solutions that grow revenue and strengthen customer relationships. Our groundbreaking solutions in the public sector streamline options and improve productivity. We apply the same expertise to our social responsibility program, generating sustainable impact across our local communities. For additional information, visit http://www.acumensolutions.com or follow Acumen Solutions on Twitter at @AcumenSolutions.
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