Accenture Launches New Cloud-Based Solution to Help Wealth Managers Comply with U.S. Department of Labor Fiduciary Rule

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced a new cloud-based solution, Accenture Wealth Management Compliance Solution for Salesforce, designed to help wealth management firms comply with the U.S. Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule for advisers overseeing retirement accounts. The rule, effective April 2017, provides that advisers may not receive payments that create conflicts of interest.

Accenture Launches Offering to Help Health Insurers Enhance the Customer Experience and Deliver Long-Term Growth

SAN FRANCISCO; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced the Accenture Health Experience Platform, a suite of intelligent, cloud-based services designed to help health insurers deliver seamless customer experiences and increase long-term growth.

Accenture to Host Conference Call Tomorrow, Sept. 29, to Discuss Fourth-Quarter and Fiscal Year 2016 Results

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will host a conference call at 8:00 a.m. EDT tomorrow, Sept. 29, to discuss its fourth-quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results. A news release containing these results will be issued before the call.

Artificial Intelligence Poised to Double Annual Economic Growth Rate in 12 Developed Economies and Boost Labor Productivity by up to 40 Percent by 2035, According to New Research by Accenture

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2016 – Research released today from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that artificial intelligence (AI) could double annual economic growth rates by 2035 by changing the nature of work and spawning a new relationship between man and machine. The impact of AI technologies on business is projected to boost labor productivity by up to 40 percent by fundamentally changing the way work is done and reinforcing the role of people to drive growth in business.

Accenture Named a Top 10 Company for Working Mothers

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been named to the Top 10 on Working Mother’s 100 Best Companies list, which spotlights organizations leading in areas such as women’s advancement, inclusion and diversity and work-life programs.

Accenture Releases New Capabilities for Accenture Cloud Platform

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released an enhanced version of the Accenture Cloud Platform, designed to help organizations reduce costs associated with cloud implementations, such as migrating to cloud, modernization of cloud applications, and ongoing management of cloud infrastructure. New cloud economics capabilities enable enterprises of all sizes take greater advantage of the flexibility offered by an as-a-Service operating model, where IT and business services are delivered on-demand via the cloud.

Accenture Finds that Vast Majority of Companies Are Embracing the Journey to the Cloud but Alignment to Business Strategy Lags

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2016 – According to research from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) released today, although there’s a significant uptick in cloud adoption at the enterprise level, companies are missing the full benefit of their cloud adoptions by not factoring their IT implementations into their overall business strategy. The “Cloud in the Boardroom” study of nearly 1,900 c-suite executives across the world, found that while more than 95 percent of respondents have a five-year cloud strategy already in place, only 38 percent have aligned these plans with overarching business goals.  

Productivity Initiatives Distracting Sales Teams and Stifling Business Performance, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2016 – Organizations have invested billions in sales productivity solutions to enhance performance by giving sellers more time to sell – but the investment strategy is not paying off. According to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CSO Insights, the research division of Miller Heiman Group, 59 percent of global sales executives say they have access to too many sales tools and are bombarded by too much disaggregated customer data to be effective. Another 55 percent say their sales tools are an obstacle to selling. Consequently, ‘sales distraction’ is hindering business performance, causing more than half (56 percent) of global organizations to miss annual sales forecasts. 

eu-LISA Selects Accenture, Atos and Safran to Enhance EU Visa Information and Biometric Matching System

BRUSSELS; Sept. 27, 2016 – The European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice (eu-LISA) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Safran Identity & Security and Atos to provide application and infrastructure services for the E.U. Visa information System (VIS) and for the Biometric Matching System (BMS) underpinning VIS.  

Accenture Named to Thomson Reuters Index of World’s Most Diverse and Inclusive Companies

NEW YORK; Sept. 26, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named to Thomson Reuters’ inaugural Diversity & Inclusion Index, which ranks the 100 most diverse and inclusive companies in the world.  Accenture ranked No. 18 on the list.