EY acquires Articulate Consulting

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

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EY is strengthening and expanding its change management and learning services capability with the acquisition of Australian based training and change consultancy, Articulate Consulting Pty Ltd (“Articulate”).

The addition of the Articulate team will further strengthen both the Change and Learning and ERP and Technology Transformation offerings within EY’s People Advisory Services practice.

“The team at Articulate are a perfect fit to further assist our clients in driving change in their business and ensuring new business processes are aligned and adopted to system changes. With the wave of next generation systems, such as SAP S4 HANA, upon us, training is critical to successful change and the addition of Articulate expands our services and offerings” said Darren Gibson, EY Asia Pacific Leader – People Advisory Services.

“With the first class talent of Articulate’s team we have increased our capacity to deliver meaningful ERP system change, and our ability to help our clients reduce the ‘risk of rejection’ with the end users of these solutions.”

Founded in 2003, Articulate has deep experience working with corporations and government agencies across Australia. Co-founder Sarah Arnold will join EY as a Partner. Articulate’s training and change management specialists will also join the firm.

“By integrating organisational change and training capabilities into our People Advisory Services practice, we are now a ‘one-stop-shop’ on technology transformation projects, from creating the strategic roadmap and case for change, right through to training and supporting the user,” Gibson said.

“This transaction demonstrates EY’s commitment to provide all the services our clients need to successfully deliver complex business and systems change projects, by providing a market leading learning and training capability to get their people ready, and drive adoption of these new technologies. It is another way we are staying at the forefront of digital transformation by providing clients with the expertise and experience to manage and embed new technology in the way their organisations work,” EY Oceania CEO Tony Johnson said.

Articulate co-founder and CEO Sarah Arnold said, “We are thrilled to be joining EY. We’ve worked with them on a number of engagements over the years and admire their work and their people. This is a natural evolution of our partnering relationship. This acquisition gives us enormous scope to expand, and gives our people access to diverse career development opportunities, which is important to me.”

The terms of the deal are confidential.

For more information on our People Advisory Services go to EY's PAS Oceania Page.

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