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IT Consulting Company Profile: Sapient

Sapient has two core businesses, Sapient Consulting and Sapient Interactive. The consulting arm provides business and IT strategy, process and systems design, package implementation, and custom development, and the Interactive side deals with marketing in digital media.

Sapient is one of the most Web-centric of the IT consulting firms; most of its projects involve developing a client’s Web presence. Sapient does so using business analytics and strategic analysis, going well beyond making coollooking websites.

The company also focuses on the backroom operations that fuel Web business, including user experience research, customer relationship management, high-volume transaction processing, online supply chain development, learning and knowledge management, and other services for ecommerce.

Sapient has won many accolades for its workplace culture. In 2008, it earned Consulting Magazine’s award for excellence in diversity, got a spot in the Financial Time’s 50 Great Places to Work for the third year in a row, and made Global and Mail’s list of best places to work in Canada for the third time.

25 First Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

Phone: 617-621-0200

Website: www.sapient.com

Ticker Symbol: SAPE


  • 2007 revenue ($M): $566
  • 1-year growth rate: 34.2 percent
  • Number of employees, 2006: 4,952
  • 1-year growth rate: 64.1 percent


  • Clients include Barnes & Noble, Ferrari, Sony, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Marine Corps.
  • Sapient’s case, detailing the steps the company took to deal with a difficult business climate in 2000 and 2001, is taught to all first-year Harvard Business School students.

Recent Highlights

  • 2008 The company acquires Derivative Consulting Group, which provides financial services consulting.

2006 Opens a new office in Amsterdam.

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