June 19, 2013Marriott Announces Plans to Transfer Business Services to Accenture; Accenture to Provide Finance and Accounting Services to Marriott; Accenture to Form Accenture Hospitality Services
BETHESDA, Md., and NEW YORK; June 19, 2013 – Leveraging the strengths of both organizations, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced plans for a strategic collaboration through which Marriott will transition the services provided by its Louisville, Tenn.-based Marriott Business Services (MBS) finance and accounting (F&A) unit to Accenture, and Accenture will provide F&A services to Marriott and its franchisees.
June 18, 2013Accenture and GE Form Global Strategic Alliance to Develop Advanced Applications that Leverage Industrial Strength Big Data to Drive Efficiency and Productivity
SAN FRANCISCO, CA; June 18, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and GE (NYSE: GE) have formed a strategic global alliance to develop technology and analytics applications that help companies across a range of industries take advantage of the massive amounts of industrial strength big data that is generated through their business operations. The alliance expands on Accenture and GE’s relationship announced in 2012 with the establishment of Taleris - a joint venture to deliver a co-developed, web-based prognostics service for aircraft parts and systems which helps manage preventive maintenance.
June 17, 2013More Than Half the Senior Executives of Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Believe They Have the Technology but Lack the Talent to Convert Data into a Business Asset, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; June 17, 2013 – Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have invested heavily in technology platforms to improve their trade promotion performance but many lack the talent or business processes to capitalize on these investments, a new study from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) finds.
June 17, 2013Accenture and Avanade Recognized by Microsoft as Alliance Partner of the Year
NEW YORK; June 17, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, and Avanade, a global business technology solutions and managed services provider, have been recognized by Microsoft as the Alliance Partner of the Year and Mobility Partner of the Year. Microsoft also awarded Accenture and Avanade with Partner of the Year in Spain and Germany. This continues the companies’ streak of earning more Microsoft partner awards worldwide than any other company to date.
June 17, 2013Accenture Report Identifies Opportunities for Energy Providers to Spark Economic Growth by Better Serving Small- and Medium-Sized Businesses
NEW YORK; June 17, 2013 – As many small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) struggle to keep pace with sluggish consumer spending and rising operating costs, including energy bills, utilities have an opportunity to help fuel growth within this important sector, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN).