BDO Canada acquires data management firm SimplicityBI

12 March 2021 1 min. read
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BDO Canada has acquired SimplicityBI, a Calgary-based data management company. BDO will roll the firm into its Lixar data and technology division.

Founded in 2013, SimplicityBI helps clients meet their end-to-end data needs, from strategy development to implementation and managed services. The firm helps organizations increase productivity through automated processes, analytics, and self-service interfaces that help teams make better, data-driven decisions.

SimplicityBI’s solutions cover unified data platforms, cloud data integration, master data management, data lake DW, data visualization, and data analytics. The company has particular expertise working with Denodo-enabled solutions. SimplicityBI is also a Microsoft Gold Partner and a Snowflake Premier Partner.BDO Canada acquires data management firm SimplicityBIThe Calgary-based firm works with organizations across oil and gas, energy and utilities, financial services, healthcare, and real estate. SimplicityBI has more than 20 team members, according to LinkedIn.

BDO’s acquisition of SimplicityBI will bolster its data and technology business, Lixar Fueled by BDO. Lixar, an Ottawa based provider of data, development, IoT, and cloud consulting services, was acquired by BDO in March 2020. The transaction added more than 200 data and analytics professionals in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Halifax.

“I am pleased to welcome SimplicityBI to the BDO Canada team,” said Pat Kramer, CEO of BDO Canada. “As BDO expands its technology consulting service offering to clients in the data analytics space, this merger strengthens our ability to continue to meet the evolving needs of clients and respond to market changes in the Canadian economy.”

Toronto-based BDO is one of Canada’s largest mid-market accounting and consulting firms, with more than 4,300 employees coast-to-coast. The firm has annual revenues of $683 million.