Accenture and Kalido have formed an alliance to assist multi-national companies to integrate and manage business information. As part of this alliance, Accenture has taken an equity position in Kalido.
Most current information integration systems are not flexible. As a result, business information is irrelevant and outdated by the time it gets analyzed.
The alliance will allow corporations to better resolve this problem by:
• Increasing capability to analyze data in tandem with changes in business and without additional development
• Enhancing transparency by enabling a single, comparable view of disparate information across the organization.
According to Andy Hayler, CEO of Kalido: "The biggest challenge for a software company like ours is to move beyond an alliance with a systems integrator. We aim to help clients with their larger business issues. By teaming with a consultancy such as Accenture we are able to provide truly innovative solutions.”
About Kalido Limited
Kalido, a software venture from the Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies (Shell), provides information integration solutions for reference data management and federated data warehousing. the company has world-wide operations in US, Europe and Australia providing sales, high-level consulting, technical support and training.
Kalido has been implemented in over 85 countries with companies such as Shell, Unilever and Philips. Shell will remain the major stakeholder in Kalido.
Accenture has more than 75,000 people in 46 countries delivering a wide range of specialized capabilities and solutions to clients across all industries. The company generated revenues before reimbursements of $9.75 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2000, and $8.67 billion for the nine months ended May 31, 2001.