July 29, 2014Majority of Parents Say They Will Increase Back-to-School Spending This Year and Most Plan to Shop in a Physical Store, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; July 29, 2014 – A majority of parents plan to spend more on their children's back-to-school shopping this year, driven by rising costs or necessity rather than greater spending power, according to a survey released today by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The Accenture Back-to-School Shopping Survey, which polled U.S. parents of children entering kindergarten through college, shows that nearly all (89 percent) plan to do most of their back-to-school shopping in a physical store, though many will still use online to browse and search – "webrooming."
July 28, 2014Accenture Enhances Air Cargo Pricing Software for More Flexible Cargo Booking
NEW YORK; July 28, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) released a new version of its Air Cargo Pricing software designed to help air cargo carriers better compete through advanced, flexible rate construction and prevent revenue leakage by increasing visibility and maintaining price integrity across the entire quote-to-ship cycle. Part of the Accenture Freight and Logistics Software portfolio, Accenture Air Cargo Price 6.4 offers air carriers more options in rate creation and maintenance, enhanced features to support the current interline market and can help increase productivity for users.
July 25, 2014Accenture Positioned in the “Leaders” Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Finance and Accounting BPO for Fifth Consecutive Report
NEW YORK; July 25, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for Finance and Accounting BPO.”1 This marks the fifth consecutive report in which Accenture has been named a Leader.
July 25, 2014UK Life Insurance Customers Prefer Buying Policies Online but Personal Touch is Important for Advice, According to Accenture Research
LONDON; July 25, 2014 – The most popular way to buy life insurance is now through digital channels but customers still value face-to-face contact for financial advice, according to the latest survey of UK life and pensions customers conducted by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
July 24, 2014Accenture Positioned Furthest and Highest within Leaders Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics Services
NEW YORK; July 24, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a “Leader” in independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s first “Magic Quadrant for Business Analytics, Worldwide”1 and was positioned furthest within the Leaders quadrant on the “completeness of vision” axis and highest on the “ability to execute” axis.