The Gevity journey is one of collaboration and continuous evolution. From our beginnings as Global Village Consulting in 1995 to our acquisition by Accenture in 2021, we have continuously expanded our geographic reach as well as the breadth of our services portfolio through organic growth, collaborative mergers, and acquisitions:
Global Village Consulting
Global Village was originally founded in January of 1995 with the objective of providing quality information system solutions in three key areas: information management (database design and development), information distribution (the Internet), and information sharing (Internet and Intranet connectivity).
The genesis for Global Village began in the minds of three college friends. Through perseverance, ambition, drive, and many pizzas, Global Village Consulting became a reality.
Originally focused on software development, Global Village expanded in 2004 to include health informatics consulting services as part of their portfolio. They established a strong client base in the healthcare sector across Canada.
Amaranth Consulting Group Ltd. (ACG)
Amaranth Consulting Group Ltd. (ACG), was launched in 2002, specializing in Public Health Information Management and merged with Global Village in 2011. ACG was a recognized industry leader in Public Health informatics in Canada and internationally, enabling the amalgamated Global Village to leverage its Public Health-related skills and strengths, and increase the depth of knowledge to ensure success for our clients.
Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. (GPi)
Gordon Point Informatics Ltd. was founded in 2004 with a clear vision to become a leader in health informatics standards and integration. After a decade of leading or playing key roles on a wide range of pan-Canadian standards projects and other initiatives in Canada and internationally, GPi became a wholly owned subsidiary of Global Village as of January 2014, further expanding the Global Village resource pool and helping to establish Global Village as a health informatics leader offering an ever broader range of capabilities.
In September of 2014 Global Village officially rebranded and took on the name Gevity Consulting Inc. in English and, shortly thereafter, registered Gevity Conseil Inc. as the official French version of the name.
SPR Conseillers en Technologies Inc. (SPR Consult)
In September of 2014 Gevity expanded into Québec by acquiring SPR Conseillers en Technologies Inc. and adding its former principal to our partner ranks. In addition to establishing a Québec presence, this acquisition also added key capabilities in biomedical device and telemedicine focused advisory services.
Veris Inc. began operations in 2005 with the mission of providing information technology consulting services totally focused on clients’ business results. In March 2016, Veris was acquired by Gevity, and is now operating as our Calgary-based management consulting arm servicing a broad range of industries and focusing on providing strategic advisory, program management office and organization change management services.
Emergis Solutions Inc.
In January 2018, Gevity acquired New York based Emergis Solutions Inc., a healthcare consulting firm that has been operating in the US since 1998, most recently as Telus Health Transformation Services. Focused on offering professional services to top tier hospitals implementing and integrating a wide range of hospital information systems, the Emergis team deepens Gevity’s core capabilities while further strengthening our position as a health informatics leader in North America. In 2020, Emergis was renamed to Gevity Consulting US Ltd.