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October 30, 2014
Accenture Expands Its Workday Global Delivery Capabilities with Accenture Solution Factory for Workday
NEW YORK; October 30, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is expanding its Workday (NYSE: WDAY) global delivery capabilities with the launch of the Accenture Solution Factory for Workday. Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources.
 
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October 30, 2014
Black Friday is the new Boxing Day: Canadian consumers see no difference between holiday shopping discount days, Accenture study finds
TORONTO, Oct. 30, 2014 – There is a new U.S. trend that is winning over Canadian shoppers for having the best deals of the holiday season: Black Friday, the day after U.S. Thanksgiving, according to Accenture’s (NYSE:ACN) 2014 holiday shopping survey. The survey revealed that the traditional Canadian holiday of Boxing Day is losing its prominence among consumers for having the best deals of the season, as the popularity of Black Friday shopping has grown since last year.
 
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October 29, 2014
Accenture Survey Shows 40 percent of North American Consumers Have Used Smartphones to Make a Merchant Payment, Up from 16 Percent in 2012

NEW YORK; October 29, 2014 – Forty percent of North American consumers have used their smartphones to make a payment at a merchant location, according to an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of 4,000 consumers in the U.S. and Canada, up from 16 percent reported in a similar survey two years ago. Millennials and high-income consumers – household income of at least $150,000 – are the most avid adopters, with 52 percent of millennials and 55 percent of high-income consumers having used their phones as a mobile payment device


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October 28, 2014
Accenture Introduces New Capabilities to Enhance Delivery of Pre-Integrated Duck Creek Property & Casualty Insurance Software to Clients
NEW YORK; Oct 28, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced a new technology capability for its Duck Creek property & casualty software that provides global alliance partners with access to its software product definitions and the ability to pre-integrate the technology into their systems prior to deployment. FirstBest Systems and Avanade are the first alliance partners to utilize this capability within their underwriting and customer relationship management (CRM) software. The integrated solution helps insurers reduce the costs of implementation and maintenance, improve the customer experience and accelerate delivery of new and updated products to customers.
 
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October 27, 2014
UIL Holdings Selects Accenture, Structure and Ventyx to Help Improve Customer Communications and Reduce the Impact of Outages by Implementing Outage Lifecycle Management Solution
NEW HAVEN, CT.; Oct 27, 2014 –  To help reduce the duration and impact of power outages and enhance network efficiency, UIL Holdings, the parent company of The United Illuminating Company (UI), has teamed with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Structure to implement a new solution from Ventyx, an ABB company.
 
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