Friday, March 30, 2012

Deloitte to Acquire HR Technology Consultancy, Aggressor

Deloitte has signed a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Aggressor LLC, a leading business and IT consulting firm that focuses exclusively on providing deployment services for Workday solutions. Workday is a leader in software as a service (SaaS) enterprise solutions for global human resources (HR), payroll and financial management.

The acquisition elevates Deloitte as the leader in Workday HR and finance consulting services for both transformational and technology-only deployments. Moreover, the acquisition further strengthens Deloitte's market position as the leading HR technology and transformation consulting practice based on breadth and depth of capabilities, as rated by Kennedy Consulting Research & Advisory.(1)

Global companies are using Workday's human capital management, talent management, payroll, financial management and spend management solution to help acquire, measure, develop, deploy and retain their global workforce, as well as help improve financial and operational efficiencies and gain greater insights into their organizations.

Deloitte's Human Capital Trends 2012 report concludes that transformative technologies, such as cloud, are driving many companies to focus on advancing their HR capabilities.

"With this acquisition, Deloitte broadens its HR transformation capabilities. As a result, we have strengthened our position to be the leading provider of Workday solutions, helping our clients keep pace with innovation to lead their organizations into the future," says Barbara Adachi, national managing director of Deloitte Consulting LLP's human capital consulting practice.

Based in Pleasanton, Calif., Aggressor complements Deloitte with top talent that can help Deloitte firmly grow and maintain its leadership position in the HR transformation market. Approximately 100 Aggressor employees are expected to join Deloitte's human capital consulting practice as part of its HR transformation service line.

"By uniting our demonstrated Workday delivery approach with Deloitte's unmatched human capital experience and global reach, our new practice will offer clients a broad array of Workday-enabled services ranging from technology-driven system deployments to global HR transformation," says David Hom co-founder of Aggressor. "We are thrilled that by bringing leading talent from both teams we can help our clients get even more from their Workday investment."

Workday co-founder and co-CEO Aneel Bhusri added, "We are excited about the combination of Deloitte and Aggressor, two leading Workday solution providers. We believe that our clients will benefit tremendously from the combined strength of Aggressor's Workday capability and Deloitte's leading HR transformation practice."

The transaction is expected to close in April.

About Deloitte's Human Capital practice

Deloitte helps organizations effectively manage their human capital to drive business growth. It does this by leveraging advanced analytics to develop talent management and business-driven HR strategies to deliver results. Deloitte is a leader in human capital consulting, bringing a combination of business, industry and HR knowledge, supported by the breadth of services and capabilities of a multidisciplinary professional services organization and being part of the global network of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu member firms. For more information, please visit

(1) The Kennedy Vanguard of HR Technology & Transformation Consulting Practices, 2010

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