The Top 25 Solution Provider Companies Of The CRN 2024 Solution Provider 500

The Top 25 Solution Provider Companies Of The CRN 2024 Solution Provider 500

CRN’s 2024 Solution Provider 500 list ranks the top VARs, systems integrators, service providers and IT consultants with operations in North America by revenue. Here are the top 25 companies on this year’s list.

The Top 25

In March, Cognizant launched its Advanced AI Lab in San Francisco, focused on developing core AI research and breakthroughs. The IT service giant followed that up in April with a global partnership with Microsoft to expand the availability of Microsoft’s generative AI and Copilot products to Cognizant clients.

“Typically, AI companies look at industrializing AI and creating use cases, which is part of our mandate,” Cognizant CTO Babak Hodjat, told CRN. “But we’re going beyond that. We’re looking at actually expanding the state of the art in AI itself, coming up with new algorithms and technologies that would be useful for our clients.”

“And in that form, we will be a few years ahead of the game as far as technologies that might actually get to our clients,” Hodjat said. “But it will be groundbreaking and will allow us to be differentiated from an algorithm and technology perspective, not just from a perspective of being able to create the solutions, which we are already pretty good at.”

In early May, meanwhile, IT services provider Virtusa launched Helio, a suite of platforms, accelerators and consulting services designed to help clients effectively leverage generational AI in their digital transformation initiatives.

And IT systems integration and consulting services leader Accenture recorded $300 million in generative AI bookings in just the last six months of the company’s fiscal 2023, which CEO Julie Sweet said “position[s] us at the heart of the beginning of AI-fueled reinvention.”

These are recent examples of how VARs, solution providers, systems integrators and strategic service providers are gaining expertise, developing solutions and expanding their service offerings to take advantage of the exploding opportunities created by the AI wave and help customers understand what AI means for them and the benefits AI solutions can provide.

More broadly, these AI initiatives also demonstrate how solution providers help their clients through seismic shifts in the IT industry and turn leading-edge technology into real business value.

Here we provide the 2024 CRN Solution Provider 500, the annual ranking of the largest solution providers by revenue with operations in North America.

In this slideshow we highlight the top 25 companies on the 2024 CRN Solution Provider 500, the annual ranking of the largest solution providers by revenue with operations in North America.

For the fourth consecutive year IT systems integration and consulting services giant Accenture tops the Solution Provider 500. The company reported revenue of $64.1 billion for its fiscal 2023 (ended Aug. 31, 2023).

The 10 largest companies on this year’s Solution Provider 500 are largely the same as the top 10 in 2023 – albeit with several moving up (NTT Data, World Wide Technology) or down (Capgemini, CDW and Cognizant) one or two spots. Leidos moved into the No.10 slot, knocking DXC Technology to No. 11.

This year’s Solution Provider 500 introduces 41 newcomers including Dexlan (No. 47), GTT (No. 51), Unicom Engineering (No. 119) and ACP CreativIT (No. 120).

The 2024 Solution Provider 500 collectively generated revenue of $501.2 billion in 2023, up 5 percent from the $475.9 billion last year’s Solution Provider 500 class generated in 2022.

No. 25: Optiv

2023 Ranking: 24

Top Executive: Kevin Lynch, CEO

Location: Denver

Optiv is a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions and consulting services in such areas as advanced detection and response, application security, and data protection.

Optiv has a tight partnership with cybersecurity tech developer CrowdStrike and in December 2023 the two companies said they had surpassed $1 billion in joint sales around the CrowdStrike Falcon platform as of that date.

In April Optiv hired several new C-level executives including Cisco Systems veteran John Hurley as chief revenue officer. The company is preparing for an IPO when the conditions are right.

In March 2023 Optiv acquired ClearShark in a move that more than doubled Optiv’s presence within federal government agencies.

No. 24: Conduent

2023 Ranking: 22

Top Executive: Cliff Skelton, President and CEO

Location: Florham Park, N.J.

Conduent, which was spun off from Xerox in 2017, provides digital platforms and business services and solutions for commercial and government clients.

In April the company formed an alliance with Microsoft to use the Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service to leverage generative AI technology within Conduent’s business process solutions.

The company has been selling off some of its businesses in recent years including completing the sale of its curbside management and public safety businesses to Modaxo on May 1, and announcing a deal on May 3 to sell its casualty claims solutions business to MedRisk.

For its 2024 first quarter (ended March 31) Conduent reported revenue of $921 million, virtually flat with $922 million in the first quarter of 2023. Revenue for all of 2023 was $3.72 billion, down 3.5 percent from $3.86 billion in 2022.

No. 23: Peraton

2023 Ranking: 19

Top Executive: Stu Shea, President and CEO

Location: Herndon, Va.

Peraton is a leading provider of technology services and solutions in the defense, aerospace, intelligence and cyber sectors, as well as in other government and healthcare industries.

In March, Peraton scored a $1-billion contract to support cloud hosting solutions for the U.S. Geological Survey, under the U.S. Department of the Interior. In February, the company said it had been awarded a competitive contract of undisclosed value from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA).

No. 22: EPAM Systems

2023 Ranking: 21

Top Executive: Arkadiy Dobkin, President and CEO

Location: Newtown, Pa.

EPAM Systems is a leading provider of software engineering, digital transformation and product development services. Other service offerings span cybersecurity, artificial intelligence and data analytics.

In March EPAM expanded its presence in South America with the acquisition of Vates, a provider of digital transformation and product engineering services with offices in Chile and Argentina.

EPAM reported revenue of $4.69 billion for all of 2023, down 2.8 percent from $4.82 billion in 2022. For the first quarter (ended March 31) of 2024 the company reported revenue of $1.17 billion, down 3.8 percent year over year. In what the company described as a “challenging demand environment,” EPAM revised its outlook for all 2024 to revenue between $4.575 billion and $4.675 billion.

No. 21: Presidio

2023 Ranking: 23

Top Executive: Bob Cagnazzi, CEO

Location: New York

Presidio is a global digital solutions and services provider with a portfolio that includes software-defined cloud, collaboration and cybersecurity solutions.

In early April, Presidio announced that the company had been acquired by private equity company Clayton Dubilier and Rice (CD&R) as part of a bid to expand the $6-billion solution provider’s managed cloud services and digital offerings. Presidio was previously owned by London-based private equity company BC Partners, which acquired then-publicly traded Presidio in 2019 for $2.1 billion.

CEO Bob Cagnazzi told CRN that the new partnership with CD&R opens the door for Presidio to continue to make acquisitions to accelerate sales growth.

In November Presidio was recognized as Palo Alto Networks’ Global and North America NextWave partner of the year.

No. 20: Virtusa

2023 Ranking: 39

Top Executive: Santosh Thomas, CEO

Location: Southborough, Mass.

Virtusa describes itself as having an “engineering-first ethos” as it provides a range of IT transformation, digital engineering, and consulting and design services and solutions.

On May 1, Virtusa launched Helio, a suite of platforms, accelerators and consulting services designed to help organizations effectively leverage generational AI in their digital transformation initiatives.

Virtusa has been very active on the acquisition front. On April 4 it announced the acquisition of ITMagination, a Poland-based technology consultancy, while on Feb. 8 the company acquired Bright, an elite ServiceNow and Splunk partner in EMEA. And in September 2023 Virtusa acquired Factor Creative, a full-service creative agency in Walnut Creek, Calif.

No. 19: CACI International

2023 Ranking: 20

Top Executive: John Mengucci, President and CEO

Location: Reston, Va.

CACI is a leading IT and professional services company that provides services to many branches of the U.S. federal government including defense, intelligence, homeland security and healthcare agencies.

On April 22 CACI was awarded a $1.3 billion task order to provide communications and IT expertise to the U.S. European Command and U.S. Africa Command.

On April 24 CACI reported revenue of $1.94 billion for its fiscal 2024 third quarter (ended March 31), up more than 11 percent – including 10 percent organic growth – from $1.74 billion in the same quarter one year earlier. The company expects total revenue of $7.5 billion to $7.6 billion for fiscal 2024.

No. 18: Computacenter USA

2023 Ranking: 18

Top Executive: Neil Hall, President, Computacenter North America

Location: San Francisco

U.K.-based Computacenter has been expanding in North America in recent years – particularly through such acquisitions as Business IT Source in July 2022, Pivot in November 2020, and FusionStorm in September 2018.

Computacenter is one of Dell Technologies’ biggest channel partners and earlier this month was recognized as a Dell Advanced Performing Services Partner for 2024. Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft and ServiceNow, among others, are also key vendor partners.

For all of 2023 Computacenter reported revenue of £6.92 billion (approximately U.S. $8.78 billion), up 6.9 percent from £6.47 billion (approximately U.S. $8.20 billion) in 2022.

No. 17: Insight Enterprises

2023 Ranking: 16

Top Executive: Joyce Mullen, President and CEO

Location: Chandler, Ariz.

Insight is a leading solutions provider and systems integrator that offers IT hardware, software, cloud solutions and IT services.

In December Insight, a leading Microsoft partner, said it was acquiring SADA, a major partner with Google Cloud, for $410 million. The deal helped strengthen Insight’s expertise in AI, data and analytics, cybersecurity and intelligent edge solutions across all three top cloud hyperscaler platforms.

On May 1, Insight said it had a deal to buy Infocenter, one of ServiceNow’s top partners.

For its 2023 first quarter (ended March 31) Insight reported sales of $2.38 billion, up 2 percent from $2.32 billion in the first quarter of 2023. For all of 2023 Insight reported total sales of $9.18 billion, a 12 percent decline from $10.43 billion in 2022.

No. 16: Carahsoft Technology

2023 Ranking: 17

Top Executive: Craig Abod, President

Location: Reston, Va.

Solution provider and distributor Carahsoft holds a wide variety of IT schedules, contracts and purchasing agreements for the federal government and in the public sector and works with solution providers, VARs, systems integrators and prime contractors for government IT procurement.

The company serves as a master government aggregator for technology solutions in cybersecurity, multi-cloud, DevSecOps, big data, AI, customer experience and open-source IT.

In March, Carahsoft expanded its relationship with Microsoft, providing enhanced access to Microsoft Azure solutions and licensing programs. Also in March the distributor established partnerships with Orca Security and Informatica.

No. 15: Wipro Technologies

2023 Ranking: 15

Top Executive: Srini Pallia, CEO and Managing Director

Location: East Brunswick, N.J.

India-based multinational Wipro provides IT solutions and consulting and business process services.

On April 6 Wipro named Srini Pallia as Wipro’s new CEO and managing director after Thierry Delaporte, who had held the CEO job for four years, stepped down. On April 10 the company named Malay Joshi as CEO of Wipro Americas 1 Strategic Market Unit, succeeding Pallia who previously held that job.

For all of fiscal 2024 (ended March 31) Wipro reported revenue of $10.8 billion, a 0.8 percent year-over-year decline. Pallia said fiscal 2024 was “a challenging year” for the industry and that the “macroeconomic environment remains uncertain.”

In February, Wipro expanded its partnership with IBM to offer new AI services and support to joint customers.

No. 14: General Dynamics IT

2023 Ranking: 13

Top Executive: Amy Gilliland, President

Location: Falls Church, Va.

GDIT, part of General Dynamics Corp., is one of several IT service and solution providers on the CRN Solution Provider 500 that deliver technology, consulting and mission services to major agencies across the U.S. government and the defense and intelligence communities.

The company also provides IT services to U.S. state governments and governments in foreign countries.

In March GDIT was awarded a $922 million contract to modernize the U.S. Central Command IT infrastructure. In February it won a $493 million task order to provide technical support services to the U.S. Special Operations Command.

No. 13: SHI International

2023 Ranking: 14

Top Executive: Thai Lee, President and CEO

Location: Somerset, N.J.

SHI provides a broad range of IT infrastructure, end-user computing, cybersecurity and IT optimization products and services. The company’s portfolio spans just about all of IT including server, storage and networking hardware; PCs, phones and printers; database, business and security software, and more.

The company operates two integration centers in New Jersey and three internationally where it configures systems and solutions for customers.

SHI has been steadily expanding its cybersecurity offerings. In March it bought Moot, a provider of automated security solutions, and in September 2023 SHI’s Stratascale international subsidiary acquired attack surface management provider Vector0.

No. 12: CGI Group

2023 Ranking: 12

Top Executive: George Schindler, President and CEO

Location: Montreal, Quebec

CGI is a Canadian multinational IT consulting and software development company. Its service offerings include business consulting, systems integration, managed IT, application and infrastructure, and business process services.

CGI’s key focus areas include advanced analytics, AI, cloud and IT modernizations, digital transformation, cybersecurity and sustainability.

In April, CGI was chosen by Los Angeles County to modernize the county government’s financial, budget, inventory, payroll and HR systems using the CGI Advantage cloud-based ERP platform. In February, the company said it was awarded a contract by the state of Massachusetts to develop a new financial management system, also based on CGI Advantage.

On May 1, CGI reported that revenue in its fiscal 2024 second quarter (ended March 31) was (Canadian) $3.74 billion, up 0.7 percent year-over-year. For all of fiscal 2023 (ended Sept. 30) CGI reported revenue of (Canadian) $14.30 billion, up more than 11 percent from fiscal 2022.

No. 11: DXC Technology

2023 Ranking: 10

Top Executive: Raul Fernandez, President and CEO

Location: Ashburn, Va.

DXC president and CEO Mike Salvino stepped down from his job in December 2023. No reason for his departure was given. DXC board member Raul J. Fernandez was named as Salvino’s interim replacement and in February of this year Fernandez was named the company’s permanent president and CEO.

In late 2022 DXC was reported to be in talks to be acquired by at least one private equity company. But in March 2023 DXC said it had ended the acquisition discussions.

Also in March of last year, DXC was hit with an $8 million fine by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission related to misleading disclosures about the company’s non-GAAP financial performance between 2018 and 2020.

On May 16 DXC reported that revenue for its fiscal 2024 (ended March 31) was $13.67 billion, down more than 5 percent from $14.43 billion in fiscal 2023. The company did report net income of $91 million for the year compared to a $568 million net loss one year before.

No. 10: Leidos

2023 Ranking: 11

Top Executive: Tom Bell, CEO

Location: Reston, Va.

Leidos moved up one spot in the Solution Provider 500 this year, making it one of the list’s top 10 solution providers.

Leidos provides enterprise IT solutions and cloud, cybersecurity and data center modernization services with a focus on clients in the defense, national security, aviation, space, civil government, energy, life sciences and healthcare sectors.

For the company’s fiscal 2023 (ended Dec. 29) Leidos reported revenue of $15.44 billion, up more than 7 percent from $14.40 billion in fiscal 2022.

On May 4, 2023 Leidos named former Rolls Royce and Boeing executive Tom Bell to be the company’s CEO, taking over for the retiring Roger Krone.

No. 9: Kyndryl

2023 Ranking: 8

Top Executive: Martin Schroeter, CEO

Location: New York

Kyndryl, previously IBM’s IT infrastructure services business, was spun off as an independent company in late 2021 and joined the Solution Provider 500 list in 2022. The company designs, builds and manages large-scale IT systems.

On May 14 Kyndryl said it had acquired Seattle-based cloud service provider Skytap in a move to expand its hybrid cloud service offerings and run more workloads on Microsoft Azure and IBM Cloud platforms. Kyndryl said the acquisition would help customers utilize cloud native services to accelerate their adoption of advanced analytics, AI and development, security and operations (DevSecOps) technologies.

Since breaking away from IBM Kyndryl has continued to establish strategic alliances with other IT vendors. Those include a global alliance and private 5G network service collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise, a global strategic alliance with Veeam to deliver comprehensive cyber resiliency, and a partnership with Google Cloud to deliver enterprise-ready generative AI solutions – all announced in February.

For its fiscal 2024 (ended March 31) Kyndryl reported revenue of $16.05 billion, down nearly 6 percent from $17.03 billion in fiscal 2023.

No. 8: Cognizant

2023 Ranking: 6

Top Executive: Ravi Kumar, CEO

Location: Teaneck, N.J.

IT services and consulting giant Cognizant has been putting a great deal of emphasis on expanding its AI and generative AI business in the large enterprise market.

Those efforts include the May 2023 launch of the Cognizant Neuro IT AI-based platform to reduce the costs and complexity of enterprise infrastructure, and the January 2024 debut of the Bluebolt generative AI-powered innovation assistant that Cognizant employees use to help solve client problems.

In March the company launched its Advanced AI Lab in San Francisco focused on core AI research and breakthroughs. And in April Cognizant announced a global partnership with Microsoft to expand the adoption of Microsoft’s generative AI and Copilot products to Cognizant clients.

In December Cognizant struck a deal to buy Thirdera, a ServiceNow Elite channel partner, in a move to expand its ServiceNow-related expertise and service offerings.

For 2023 Cognizant reported revenue of $19.53 billion, down 0.4 percent from $19.43 billion in 2022.

No. 7: World Wide Technology

2023 Ranking: 9

Top Executive: Jim Kavanaugh, CEO

Location: Maryland Heights, Mo.

World Wide Technology, a $20 billion IT powerhouse, offers a wide range of IT solutions, services and expertise spanning AI and data, cloud, data center, digital workspace, customer experience, networking, security, mobility and more.

In December WWT said it planned to invest more than $500 million over the next three years in technology, infrastructure and people to help customers create and implement AI solutions “at global enterprise scale.” Some of that involved expanding the capabilities of WWT’s Advanced Technology Center where clients can try, test and validate AI applications.

In January, CEO Jim Kavanaugh told CRN that AI “is going to be the most transformative technology that’s impacted mankind in our history.”

No. 6: IBM Consulting

2023 Ranking: 7

Top Executive: Arvind Krishna, CEO

Location: Armonk N.Y.

IBM held the No. 1 spot on the Solution Provider 500 for many years before the 2021 spinoff of its infrastructure services business as Kyndryl. Today both are in the top 10 of the Solution Provider 500 with IBM Consulting moving up one spot this year to No. 6.

IBM Consulting services cover business transformation, technology consulting and application operations. For all of 2023 IBM Consulting reported revenue of $19.99 billion, up nearly 5 percent from $19.11 billion one year earlier.

On May 15 IBM said that John Granger, senior vice president of IBM Consulting, would retire after two decades with the company. In a letter to IBM employees CEO Arvind Krishna said that Mohamad Ali would take over as senior vice president of IBM Consulting effective July 1. Kelly Chambliss remains in her role as senior vice president of IBM Consulting Americas.

No. 5: CDW

2023 Ranking: 4

Top Executive: Christine Leahy, CEO

Location: Vernon Hills, Ill.

During a May 2 earnings call CEO Christine Leahy, while coming off a difficult fiscal 2024 first quarter, talked up the future prospects for the giant IT solution provider as the positive impact from AI was just starting to be felt with customers “exploring the art of the possible” with AI.

But in the short term the complexity of the tech landscape and AI, among other factors, resulted in a 4.5 percent sales decline in the quarter ended March 31.

“In the first quarter, customers demonstrated caution and concern given tightened macro uncertainty waiting on capital investment decisions,” Leahy said. “At the same time, the complexity of the tech landscape continued to ratchet up, particularly given the additional layer of AI and changes in the IT market landscape. This lengthened decision-making as customers deliberated on both how to navigate technology road map and when to spend on infrastructure in a challenging economic environment.”

For all of 2023 (ended Dec. 31) CDW reported revenue of $21.38 billion, down 10 percent from $23.75 billion in 2022.

No. 4: Capgemini

2023 Ranking: 3

Top Executive: Aiman Ezzat, CEO

Location: New York

Capgemini is an IT consulting, services and digital transformation powerhouse with global headquarters in Paris and U.S. headquarters in New York.

In February Capgemini acquired Unity’s digital twin professional services operations in a move to expand Capgemini’s capabilities for providing real-time 3D systems for industrial digital twin applications.

For all of 2023 Capgemini reported revenue of €22.52 billion (U.S. $24.49 billion), up 2.4 percent from just under €22 billion (U.S. $23.92 billion) in 2022.

In April the company was named the winner of the Google Cloud Global Industry Solution Partner of the Year award for generative AI services, along with partner awards for its work with Google Cloud in the financial services and insurance sector and work with SAP software on Google Cloud. In 2023 Capgemini announced a major expansion of its strategic partnership with Google Cloud in AI and data analytics.

No. 3: NTT Data

2023 Ranking: 5

Top Executive: Eric Clark, CEO, NTT Data North America

Location: Plano, Texas

NTT Data is a leading global digital business and IT services provider.

In the U.S. NTT Data provides application services, business consulting and digital platforms – all around a broad range of technologies and disciplines such as supply chain, cloud and IT infrastructure, cybersecurity, data and artificial intelligence, and risk management and compliance. The NTT Data Business Solutions operation is specifically focused on solutions built on SAP applications.

In December NTT Data unveiled a globally unified cybersecurity strategy to provide clients with end-to-end support to defend against increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

No. 2: Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)

2023 Ranking: 2

Top Executive: K. Krithivasan, CEO and Managing Director

Location: New York

TCS, an Indian multinational IT services, consulting and business solutions company, held onto the No. 2 position on this year’s Solution Provider 500 list.

In April TCS said that record deal wins and robust margins marked a strong finish to its fiscal 2024 (ended March 31). Revenue for the fiscal year reached $29.08 billion, up 4.1 percent from $27.93 billion in fiscal 2023.

In March AWS recognized TCS with Generative AI Competency partner status, one of the first global systems integrators to achieve that competency.

That was followed in April when TCS and Amazon Web Services inked a strategic agreement to provide joint customers with cloud modernization services and help clients leverage next-generation technologies such as generative AI as part of their digital transformation initiatives.

No. 1: Accenture

2023 Ranking: 1

Top Executive: Julie Sweet, CEO

Location: New York

For the fourth consecutive year IT systems integration and consulting services giant Accenture tops the Solution Provider 500.

Accenture has been aggressively acquiring small companies for several years now and that pace has not slowed in the last year. Acquisitions help Accenture expand its technical expertise and services portfolio, as well as extend its geographical reach.

In January, Accenture completed its acquisition of digital product company Work & Co, wrapped up its purchase of supply chain managed service provider OnProcess Technology, and struck a deal to buy cloud service and solution provider Navisite.

In February Accenture said it would strengthen its sourcing and procurement service offerings with the acquisition of Insight Sourcing while in April it bolstered its CRM capabilities by buying Unlimited, a customer engagement agency.

In the most recent acquisition, the company said on May 17 that it would acquire Openstream Holdings, adding about 1,000 cloud and digital experts to better support clients’ system and application modernization initiatives and adopt cloud, data, AI and IoT technologies.

Accenture reported revenue of $64.11 billion for its fiscal 2023 (ended Aug. 31, 2023), up 4 percent from $61.59 billion in fiscal 2022. The financial results included $300 million in generative AI bookings in just the last six months of the fiscal year, a fact that CEO Julie Sweet said “position[s] us at the heart of the beginning of AI-fueled reinvention.”

But in a sign that business might be slowing in 2024, Accenture reported that in its recently completed fiscal 2024 second quarter (ended Feb. 29) revenue was $15.80 billion, virtually flat from $15.81 billion one year earlier.

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