Accenture To Buy Boutique Analytics Consultancy OPS Rules

Accenture plans to purchase OPS Rules, a consultancy that uses data science to solve complex business problems in the retail, high-tech, life sciences and industrial verticals, Accenture said late Monday. Dublin-based Accenture, No. 2 on the CRN 2015 Solution Provider 500, said its acquisition of Waltham, Mass.-based OPS Rules will improve its ability to apply machine learning to optimize supply chain, procurement risk and dynamic pricing operations. OPS will focus on ideas that are two or three steps away from becoming a finalized offering, and will seek to identify ways to bring machine learning to the Internet of Things space, Michael Svilar, managing director of Accenture Analytics, told CRN. [Related: Accenture Pulls Off Another Digital Business Acquisition] “Every day, we are focused on helping clients identify and capture hidden opportunities…


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