Leading Specialty Consultancy Will Broaden Cognizant's Intellectual Property Portfolio and Provide Full-Suite SAP Expertise
TEANECK, N.J., Dec. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) today announced it has agreed to acquire Houston-based Utegration LLC, a full-service consulting and solutions provider specializing in SAP® technology and SAP-certified products for the energy and utilities sectors.
"We believe Utegration's rich industry expertise and differentiated portfolio of energy and utilities-focused products and accelerators is a perfect complement to our SAP practice," said Rob Vatter, Executive Vice President of Cognizant's Enterprise Platform Services. "In bringing together Utegration's experienced, specialist team with our global scale in SAP and digital transformation, we have a strong new set of capabilities designed to address the market's critical transformation needs."
Cognizant will gain approximately 350 employees in North America and India upon the close of the acquisition.
"Combining our strengths with Cognizant is a win for our clients and our colleagues," said Bart Thielbar, President and CEO, Utegration. "Utegration has grown with a singular focus on the needs of energy and utilities businesses, and becoming part of Cognizant expands the scope and scale we have to deliver for clients, including beyond the energy sector. We could not be more pleased to be joining a team that shares our values and commitment to innovation, client service, and providing a great culture for our people to grow their careers."
"Utegration has been a strategic partner for SAP in the utilities space for over a decade. They've been instrumental in delivering successful implementations and solutions for key SAP customers in the vertical," said Lloyd Adams, President of SAP North America. "This announcement will allow Cognizant to expand on Utegration's commitment to solution excellence, and continue the tradition of partnership, innovation, and digital modernization, jointly with SAP."
Utegration serves 50+ North America-based clients in the energy and utilities sector with solutions across four domains aligned to key market needs: Customer Experience, Billing and Advanced Metering Infrastructure; Managed Services; Data Science and Analytics; and Finance and Asset Performance Management. The company's portfolio of industry-specific custom solutions includes: Utility4U™, MeterData4U™, Finance4U™, and LoadPlanning4U™.
The acquisition is expected to close by year-end 2022, subject to satisfaction of closing conditions. Financial details were not disclosed.
Independent industry analyst Gartner® forecasts global IT spending in the power and utilities market to reach about $175 billion by year-end 2022.1 Demand is accelerating, driven by clean energy initiatives, grid modernization, and customer experience management initiatives.
1 2022 Gartner, Inc "Forecast: Enterprise IT Spending for the Power and Utilities Market, Worldwide, 2020-2026, 3Q22 Update",
Utegration LLC is a full-service consulting and solution provider specializing in analytics and SAP® technology for the utilities and energy sectors. Utegration builds and optimizes new technology for finance, regulatory, customer management, and asset operations to maximize our clients' return on investment, while minimizing risk and complexity. Our industry experts have earned the trust of energy and water providers across North America with outcome-driven roadmaps and a track record of successful implementations. Before you implement new technology, talk to Utegration. See how we can make the future work for you. Learn more at www.utegration.com
Cognizant (Nasdaq: CTSH) engineers modern businesses. We help our clients modernize technology, reimagine processes and transform experiences so they can stay ahead in our fast-changing world. Together, we're improving everyday life. See how at www.cognizant.com or @cognizant.
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