Protiviti Acquires Assets of Leading Business Intelligence Company, Decision First Technologies

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Strategic addition will enable consulting firm to meet the growing demand for business analytics, data warehousing, data governance and predictive analytics consulting services

​MENLO PARK, Calif. – November 16, 2015 – Global consulting firm Protiviti has acquired the assets of Decision First Technologies (DFT), an award-winning company and thought leader specializing in business intelligence and SAP solutions. DFT becomes part of Protiviti’s Data Management and Advanced Analytics solution group in a move that will provide CFOs and CIOs access to faster and more actionable information to manage their business processes and risks.

“The Decision First Technologies acquisition enables us to continue expanding our advisory solutions in business analytics, data warehousing, data governance, predictive analytics and model risk management,” said Shaheen Dil, managing director and leader of Protiviti’s Data Management and Advanced Analytics practice. “Combining the innovation, technical skill sets and strategic relationships of DFT with Protiviti’s consulting practice enhances our ability to deliver business analytics-based consulting services.”

“The addition of DFT’s talent and business creates a synergy of services that will deliver a deeper level of expertise and increase Protiviti’s ability to equip its clients with the information and processes needed to effectively manage their business and risks globally,” said James Pajakowski, executive VP, global services, Protiviti. “We focus on multiple ERP products for our clients, and this acquisition is a significant addition to our SAP practice.”

Since 2001, Atlanta-based DFT has delivered SAP Business Intelligence consulting focused on user experience and adoption. A well-known thought leader in the BI market, the firm provides proven SAP-based solutions for analytics, enterprise information management (EIM), data warehousing, and the SAP HANA platform. DFT is an SAP gold channel partner and seven-time SAP BusinessObjects™ Solution Provider Partner of the Year whose extensive client list has won numerous awards for innovation.

Taylor Courtnay and Scott Golden, DFT’s co-founders, and Steve Freeman, vice president of field operations, join Protiviti as managing directors.

“DFT and Protiviti offer an unmatched combination of core business process, risk and technical capabilities to help clients better recognize opportunities, implement solutions and drive measurable results,” said Scott Golden, co-founder and vice president of services at DFT. “With Protiviti’s established team and proven industry track record, we’ll be able to provide clients with solutions that drive the convergence of business insight, big data and actionable information that’s at the heart of today’s competitive organizations.“

Both Protiviti and DFT were named to the 2015 Top Workplaces list by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DFT was a privately held company.

About Decision First Technologies (DFT)

As a nationally recognized business intelligence authority, DFT ( delivers proven technical best practices and methodologies focused on user experience and adoption. An SAP gold channel partner and seven-time SAP BusinessObjects™ Solution Provider Partner of the Year, DFT has earned the respect of the business intelligence community by providing proven SAP-based solutions for analytics, EIM, data warehousing, and the SAP HANA platform to customers globally.


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About Protiviti

Protiviti ( is a global consulting firm that delivers deep expertise, objective insights, a tailored approach, and unparalleled collaboration to help leaders confidently face the future. Protiviti and its independent and locally owned Member Firms provide clients with consulting and managed solutions in finance, technology, operations, data, digital, legal, governance, risk and internal audit through its network of more than 85 offices in over 25 countries.

Named to the 2022 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list, Protiviti has served more than 80 percent of Fortune 100 and nearly 80 percent of Fortune  500 companies. The firm also works with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies. Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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