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. 

Accenture to Acquire DayNine, Expanding Workday Capabilities to Transform Employee Experience for Clients

NEW YORK; Sept. 26, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire DayNine, a leading global Workday consulting and deployment services provider with vast expertise in helping organizations transform their employee experience and financial management systems to better navigate change and drive growth. The acquisition will extend Accenture’s already strong position in Workday and provide new value for clients. 

Accenture and Brandtone Collaborate to Deliver Next Generation Trade Promotion Services to Consumer Packaged Goods Companies in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE; Sept. 25, 2016 – Accenture and Brandtone today announced a next generation trade promotion solution to help consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies have access to enhanced visibility, management and control of their promotional campaigns as they seek to capitalize on the significant growth in Asia Pacific.

Accenture Positioned as Overall Market Leader in HfS Mortgage As-a-Service Blueprint Report

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned as the overall leader in both innovation and execution – ahead of all competitors – in the HfS Mortgage As-a-Service Blueprint Report 2016.

Accenture Implements State-of-the-Art Payments-Processing Platform with UniCredit as First Client

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced a multi-year contract with UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions, the global service company of UniCredit, to implement a state-of-the-art Payments-Platform-as-a-Service (PPaaS) solution. Accenture’s new PPaaS solution, which is built on DH Corporation’s (TSX: DH) (D+H) global payments services hub software, is a highly scalable, pay-per-use solution that will process SEPA and international payments, and will adapt to new regulations and industry updates, as well as provide flexibility for future expansion.  

Accenture to Acquire Kurt Salmon to Expand Accenture Strategy’s Capabilities in the Retail Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Kurt Salmon, a leading global strategy consulting firm focused on the retail industry and a subsidiary of Management Consulting Group. The acquisition will expand Accenture Strategy’s capabilities in delivering end-to-end strategy consulting services to top retailers and private equity firms in a world disrupted by digital.