Mergers and Acquisitions are all the rage at the moment - Yesterday's Financial Times reported deals are now higher than before the 2007 crash.
On Monday amongst several high profile deals (Sprint, T Mobile ; Marathon Petroleum, Andeavor : Sainsbury, Asda) you could be forgiven for missing the very exciting announcement: Certus is joining Accenture.
This is all about the success of Certus and whilst the future looks great and full of opportunity for us all, I want to talk about why Certus were so attractive to Accenture.
The Certus story is about 2 people who believed that there was an opportunity to enter the Oracle Applications market when it was first announced Fusion would move to cloud and caused disruption for the existing partners.
In turn Certus disrupted that market even further. They surrounded themselves with like-minded experts to grow, and again at each stage of their success, they added another layer.
They reached out to Oracle Development and spent many months, learning and proving their commitment. Then they used their learning to train people, becoming an Oracle Education partner. Customer projects followed and soon their first full Fusion implementation. They grew and grew.
There was no shortage of people wanting to join Certus, anyone who wanted to work with Cloud Applications knew Certus had real work.
Their reputation grew with their success and was recognised by customers, Oracle and other ecosystem. This week after the announcement I have had many congratulations for Certus - another great testament.
So proud to have been part of this success and to be part of the future. Accenture have bought a great team.