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Abacus Consulting
Private limited company
Industry Professional services
Founded 1987
Headquarters Lahore, Pakistan
Area served
Worldwide, with focus on Middle East, North Africa, South Asia (MENASA)
Key people
Asad Ali Khan, Founder and President[1]
Services Management Consulting, Information Technology, Outsourcing Services
Number of employees
2500+[2]
Website www.abacus-global.com

Abacus Consulting Technology (Private) Limited, (also known as Abacus or Abacus Consulting), is a global professional services company providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services.[3] Based out of Pakistan, Abacus is the largest firm of its kind in the country, both in terms of revenue and staff numbers,[4] and one of the largest in South Asia.

Having an overall employee strength of over 2500, Abacus has 12 offices in the MENASA region through which it serves clients in three continents and 22 countries. Within Pakistan, Abacus serves 23 out of 35 Fortune 100 companies operating in the country, with 150 to 300 clients entertained each year. Abacus has over 400 specialist consultants, and 1200 completed projects.[5]

History and name changes[edit]

Abacus was established in 1987[6] by the current President, Mr. Asad Ali Khan, primarily as a management consulting firm that offered mainly finance related services such as financial analysis, business advisory and economic feasibility studies for new and existing business set-ups and projects.

In 1991 Abacus was admitted as an associate member of Coopers & Lybrand International network, changing name to Abacus Coopers & Lybrand, and then Coopers & Lybrand Consulting. in 1997, Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse announced plans to merge, creating PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).[7] In Pakistan, the merger formalities were also initiated and completed by June 2000. Consequently, Abacus became the consulting arm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, and became known as PwC Consulting.

In October 2003, Abacus dissociated itself with PwC after some of history's biggest accounting scandals that redefined the global regulatory environment for consulting and audit firms, restoring its name to Abacus Consulting.

Operations[edit]

Abacus divides its services as Consulting, Technology and Outsourcing.

  • Consulting services supply management consulting for public and private sectors.
  • Technology: Abacus partners with technology vendors in order to provide IT related solutions.
  • Outsourcing: Abacus provides outsourcing solutions, with the aim of reducing operational costs for clients.[8]

Partnerships, associations and memberships[edit]

SAP: In 2005, Abacus entered into a partnership with SAP for SAP All-in-One services involving software licensing and system integration, implementation, support and academy services. Subsequently, SAP services were extended to Business-One solutions aimed at the SME sector with a B-1 Competency Center.[9]
MERCER: In 2005, Abacus entered into an alliance with Mercer to represent them in Pakistan. Abacus was to deliver a database that provides Human Capital advice and facilitation to organizations.[10]
Fragomen: In 2008 Abacus entered into a joint venture with Fragomen to provide corporate migration, mobility and deployment solutions in the MENA Region.[11]
AMCF: Abacus is a member of the Association of Management Consulting Firms (AMCF), which is an international association of firms engaged in the practice of consulting and management.[12]
AllWorld Network: Abacus is a member of the AllWorld Network.[13]

Awards and honors[edit]

Abacus won the SAP APJ Regional Partner Excellence Award as "Top Partner" in 2013,[14] also securing a high placing among AllWorld Fast Growth Pakistan 25,[15] AllWorld Fast Growth Arabia 500 Networks, and ROZEE.PK Top Employer Ranking.[16] President Abacus, Mr. Asad Ali Khan, received "Australian Alumni Excellence Award 2013"[17][18] and also featured in "100 Business Leaders of Pakistan", a book by Manager Today.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abascus Celebrates 25 Years of Transforming Business". The Nation. High Beam. 26 February 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Abacus. "Employee Strength". 
  3. ^ "Abacus Introduction". Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. 
  4. ^ "Facts". 
  5. ^ "Experience". 
  6. ^ "Abacus Silver Jubilee". Pakistan Today. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  7. ^ "C&L and PW merge". CNN. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Services offered by Abacus". Abacus Official website. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "Abacus and SAP". Archived from the original on 9 June 2013. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  10. ^ "Abacus forms partnership with Mercer". Pakistan Tribune. 29 June 2005. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  11. ^ "Fragomen and Abacus working together". Fragomen official website. Archived from the original on 20 October 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  12. ^ "Abacus and AMCF partnership". AMCF Official website. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Abacus an AllWorldNetwork". AllWorld Network website. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  14. ^ "Abacus wins award". SAP official website. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  15. ^ "Abacus Top Ranking AllWorld". Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  16. ^ "Rozee Top Employer Award". Pro Pakistani. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  17. ^ "Australian Alumni Excellence Award". Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  18. ^ "Australian Alumni Excellence Award". Retrieved 21 June 2013. 
  19. ^ "100 Business Leaders of Pakistan" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 October 2012. Retrieved 21 June 2013. 

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