February 3, 2015 – Lincolnshire, IL – The global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon plc, today announced the acquisition of UK-based Kloud, the largest dedicated Workday consultancy outside the U.S. With this transaction, Aon Hewitt will become the largest provider of Workday services in Europe, and be fully resourced to empower results for multinational clients as one of the world’s largest Workday providers.
Kloud, a leading Workday partner specializing in deployment and application management, is the implementation partner for many European companies who have shifted to Workday. As adoption to Workday grows in Europe, this acquisition positions Aon Hewitt to significantly expand and accelerate its Workday services. In 2012, Aon Hewitt acquired the leading U.S. Workday deployment firm and has since provided many Workday clients with end-to-end services. Aon Hewitt’s team includes certified experts who have worked with more than 200 clients across 150 countries.
“Software-as-a-Service models like Workday are quickly emerging as attractive platforms for companies because they provide the latest technology, access to upgrades and a flexible pricing model with minimal investment in technology infrastructure,” said Jonathan Schembor, president, Cloud Deployment and HR BPO, Aon Hewitt. “A number of large clients are considering Workday, and this acquisition positions Aon Hewitt to rapidly scale our resources to serve multinational clients. No other provider has the combination of global presence, Workday experience and operational expertise to design, build and operate Workday worldwide. We are committed to growing the combined practice with additional investments to meet the strong demand.”
Kloud’s team of more than 65 Workday-certified professionals brings experience implementing Workday for 60 customers across the UK and Europe. These professionals will join Aon Hewitt’s current team of existing Workday-certified colleagues and provide both deployment and ongoing application management services. Matt Lawrence, Ian Maslin, and John Barratt, Kloud’s founding partners, will continue to lead Kloud as a business within Aon Hewitt’s Global Workday Deployment practice.
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