Baker Tilly US, LLP (Baker Tilly), a leading CPA consulting firm, continues to identify strategic combinations in the digital consulting space with the acquisition of Vanilla, a technology consulting firm specializing in sales, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software implementation and support. The effective date of acquisition is May 1.
The move benefits growing companies – from manufacturers and service industries to engineering and construction – looking to transform their critical business processes. Adopting digital ERP systems is a smart solution that enables seamless customer service, integrates information systems, and ultimately drives financial results.
Vanilla’s specialty is IFS Cloud, a unique product that provides industry-leading solutions in service management, enterprise resource planning, and enterprise asset management. Vanilla is an IFS Gold Channel Partner and the 2021 Channel Partner of the Year.
“In one move, we’re becoming a key partner in IFS, a leading enterprise resource management system in its class,” said Angela MacPhee, Consulting Managing Partner at Baker Tilly. “Vanilla’s incredible talent and reputation in the marketplace expands the solution possibilities for Baker Tilly customers and vice versa.”
This acquisition offers a complete package for businesses. With Vanilla’s deep specialization in IFS and ERP, her addition to the Baker Tilly Digital practice connects Vanilla to a diverse group of digital capabilities. This digital synergy is further enhanced by Baker Tilly’s strong knowledge of the very industries that Vanilla serves.
“We can offer our customers so much more, now with the resources and scale of Baker Tilly,” said Andy Bell, Vanilla’s director and co-founder. “With the company’s mission and strategy, we immediately understood what we could build together.”
Vanilla is headquartered in the UK, a hub for financial and professional services and a magnet for professionals worldwide. This acquisition anchors Baker Tilly deeper in this market and adds digital consulting services to its local capabilities.