23 September 2020: Professional services firm Deloitte has further strengthened its market leading Oracle team, with the announcement today that the founders and staff of Melbourne-headquartered technology consulting business, Ekulus Consulting, will join the firm’s Consulting Enterprise Technology practice on 1st of October.
The Ekulus team works with clients that need to efficiently and effectively maximise customer interactions to deliver great customer experience via modern digital engagement capabilities. They are deep specialists in using Oracle Enterprise Cloud, particularly the Oracle CX Cloud suite, and have been awarded for consecutive years Australia & New Zealand Oracle CX Cloud Partner of the Year in 2018 and 2019, Asia Pacific CX Service Partner of the Year 2019, as well as being recognised as one of the Top 10 Oracle Solutions Providers in APAC for 2020 by APAC CIO Outlook.
Ekulus’ personnel will join Deloitte Consulting’s Enterprise Technology practice, with Managing Director Marcelo Scalia joining as a partner and Delivery Director, Moorthy Rengarajulu, as a principal. The Ekulus’ Australia team will join Deloitte offices in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.
Deloitte CEO, Richard Deutsch, said: “For so many businesses, the COVID pandemic has highlighted the critical importance of great customer service and we are seeing strong demand from clients for expertise to help them digitally transform their customer experience. The team from Ekulus will help us meet that demand and further boost our market leading Oracle practice across the Asia Pacific region.”
Deloitte Managing Partner Consulting, Kaylene O’Brien, said: “The Ekulus team truly understand the customer journey and have the experience and technology to help businesses provide great customer experiences across all their channels. They offer the most complete set of Oracle CX capabilities in the Australian market, with a unique value proposition for a single customer view and an omni channel contact centre. It’s great to have them as part of Deloitte and we are looking forward to the insights they will bring across our business.”
Peter Nikandrow, Deloitte’s Oracle lead and Enterprise Technology partner, said: “With Ekulus, we now have end-to-end capability across the entire Oracle stack, enabling us to support clients with every aspect of their digital transformation, from technology advisory, to implementation, training and operations management. We will also gain Match Cloud, Ekulus’ automated, cloud-based, all-in-one data management platform for consolidating, cleansing, matching and sharing master data across multiple and disparate data sources and channels.”
Incoming Deloitte Consulting Enterprise Technology partner and Managing Director, Marcelo Scalia said: “2020 marks the 10th anniversary of us starting Ekulus and it’s exciting and fitting that the team embarks on a new decade of growth as part of Deloitte. Being part of an Asia Pacific-focussed global business gives us significant opportunities to expand the impact we can have helping clients improve their customer experience. What got us to this 10-year milestone comes down to people - our staff, partners and customers. The relationships we’ve built over the years have remained the cornerstone of our business no matter how rapidly technology has changed and will continue to be what we truly value.