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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
Placing Platform Limited Chooses Accenture to Design and Manage Tender Process for Technology Vendor Selection
LONDON; Oct. 27, 2014 – Placing Platform Limited (PPL), formed by the International Underwriting Association (IUA), Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) and the London and International Insurance Brokers’ Association (LIIBA), has signed an agreement with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) under which Accenture will help design and manage PPL’s tender process to select a placing technology platform vendor.
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October 21, 2014
Endurance Specialty Holding, Ltd. Transitions Policy Administration and Rating Systems to Accenture Duck Creek Software
NEW YORK; Oct. 21, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced that Endurance Specialty Holding, Ltd., a global specialty provider of property and casualty (P&C) insurance and reinsurance, has gone into production with Accenture Duck Creek Policy and Rating software to support its diverse worldwide client portfolio. The new software provides comprehensive functionality that is simple to configure and helps making changes to products and market delivery easier and faster.
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October 20, 2014
New York FinTech Innovation Lab Calls for Leading-Edge Financial Technology Entrepreneurs to Participate in 2015 Program
NEW YORK; Oct. 20, 2014 – Applications are now being accepted for New York’s fifth annual FinTech Innovation Lab, a 12-week program co-founded by Accenture (NYSE: ACN)  and the Partnership Fund for New York City that helps early- and growth-stage financial technology (fintech) companies accelerate product and business development by gaining exposure to top bank and venture capital executives.  New York is currently the fastest growing fintech cluster in the United States, according to a report issued by Accenture and the Partnership Fund for New York City, with a rapidly emerging ecosystem comprised of startups, capital, talent, educational resources and fintech accelerators. Applications are available at and are due by December 5, 2014.
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October 17, 2014
Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s New Magic Quadrant for Global Risk Management Consulting Services
NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner’s new, recently published “Magic Quadrant for Global Risk Management Consulting Services.1
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October 16, 2014
Efma and Accenture Announce 2014 Global Financial Services Award Winners
BARCELONA, NEW YORK and HONG KONG; Oct. 16, 2014 – Efma, an association whose membership includes nearly one-third of the world’s large retail banks, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have announced the winners of their second annual Global Distribution & Marketing Innovation Awards for financial services. The global program, jointly launched by Efma and Accenture, recognizes financial services firms for the most innovative projects and initiatives in distribution and marketing.
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October 13, 2014
Satisfaction with Insurance Claims Settlements not Enough to Keep Customers Loyal, According to Accenture's Global Insurance Customer Survey
NEW YORK and LONDON; Oct. 13, 2014  Although a large majority (86 percent) of insurance customers who have submitted a claim in the past two years are satisfied with the way it was handled, 41 percent of those who have submitted a claim are still likely or very likely to switch to another insurer in the next 12 months, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The research is based on a survey of nearly 8,000 automobile and home insurance customers in 14 countries.

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October 07, 2014
Accenture Improves Position in “Leaders” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for North American Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems
NEW YORK; Oct. 7, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for North American Life Insurance Policy Administration Systems1” evaluated for its Accenture Life Insurance Platform. Accenture had been named a Leader in this report for two consecutive years and has improved its position within the Leaders quadrant on the “completeness of vision” and “ability to execute” axis.
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September 02, 2014
Accenture Named Leader of Policy Administration Deals in New Celent Research Report on Life Insurance and Annuity Software Deals in North America
NEW YORK; Sept. 2, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) was named the leader of policy administration deals for its Accenture Life Insurance Platform (ALIP) solution in Celent’s annual report: “North American Insurance Software Deal Trends, 2014 Life/Annuity/Health Edition.” The report analyzes deal data provided by software vendors active in insurance in North America.
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