Akili (pronounced (uh • kē’ • lē) meaning “knowledge” in Swahili) is a business management and technology consulting firm founded in 1992, with locations in Dallas, Denver, and Atlanta. Our core purpose is to improve the business performance of our clients through the application of people, process and technology.

Akili delivers industry focused solutions for Global 2000 companies. Akili’s consultants have functional and technical expertise, project management skills, solution architecture, application configuration, data management, integration and training skills.

Whether clients are looking for an on-premise or a cloud-based solution, Akili can deliver the best combination of technology and consulting to ensure our client’s business objectives are met.


January 2020

Akili becomes authorized Snowflake and Tableau partner, adding a unique…

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August 2019

Akili’s growth accelerates around Anaplan practice. Akili becomes first tenant…

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February 2018

Akili earns Anaplan Gold Tier partner certification with its first…

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October 2016

Akili becomes authorized implementer of SAP S/4HANA Cloud for Enterprise…

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April 2015

Akili announces its XStream Upstream Oil & Gas Solution as…

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May 2014

Akili becomes an Anaplan partner, adding Anaplan’s Planning Platform for…

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August 2012

Dominant SAP account wins in the oil and gas industry…

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May 2008

Akili’s partnership for Corporate Performance Management shifts to SAP. Akili’s…

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February 2006

From 2000 to 2006, Akili weathered the dot.com collapse. Emerging…

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September 1999

Akili doubled in revenue every two years from 1995 to…

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May 1998

Akili offices move to a 28,000 sq. ft. space on…

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July 1995

CFO Shamir Shah, both a trusted financial advisor and brother…

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June 1994

Akili’s Core Values are established, laying the foundation for all…

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January 1994

After a joint financial investment of $20K and 18 months…

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November 1993

After a year of contract consulting work, commuting weekly together…

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April 1992

Shiek Shah, a native Indian who grew up in Kenya,…

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Inc. 500 / 5000  1999  2000  2012  2013  2014  2015

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