Cognizant Acquires Code Zero Consulting

Professional services firm Cognizant has acquired Atlanta-based Code Zero Consulting, a provider of consulting and implementation services for cloud-based configure-price-quote (CPQ) and billing solutions. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The acquisition of the four-year-old company boosts Cognizant’s cloud solutions portfolio and Salesforce CPQ, as well as billing capabilities. Code Zero specializes in digital transformation services by offering strategy, implementation and migration capabilities, moving legacy systems to cloud-based CPQ and billing.

Code Zero is a Salesforce Platinum Partner, and will complement another Cognizant acquisition, the 2018 purchase of quote-to-cash (QTC; which comprises lifecycle management and CPQ) solutions firm ATG. Code Zero’s team based in Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C. will complement and extend ATG’s footprint, Cognizant said.

“The acquisition of Code Zero enriches our cloud offerings, brings deep domain expertise to our clients and further strengthens our strategic relationship with Salesforce.com,” said Brian Humphries, CEO of Cognizant. “I’m delighted to welcome Code Zero’s professional team to Cognizant.”

Gene Nix, co-founder and managing partner of Code Zero, added: “We’re thrilled to be joining Cognizant, a global Fortune 200 firm, and ATG, a world-leading QTC consultancy. Cognizant and ATG share our passion for collaborating with clients and helping them succeed in their digital transformation endeavors. Combining our respective expertise in advising on, implementing and managing CPQ and billing business processes and technologies contributes to a true global powerhouse of Salesforce platform expertise.”