U.S. Auto and Home Insurance Customers Turn to Digital Sources to Obtain Information and Quotes, but Prefer Using Agents to Buy Products

NEW YORK; April 23, 2013 – U.S. consumers are turning to digital sources for insurance quotes and other information, but still prefer personal contact with agents when purchasing insurance products, according to an Accenture survey of more than 4,000 U.S. automobile and home insurance customers.
 
April 23, 2013

Auto Industry Needs to Offer Consumers a Better Customized Online Experience, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Dec. 11, 2012 – Consumers say they are turning to a variety of online and offline services to help them make their car-buying decisions because industry websites fail to satisfy their needs, a new global survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) reveals.  
December 11, 2012

Accenture Unveils ‘Connected Vehicle Integrated Solution’ to Help Manufacturers Meet Customer Demand for In-Vehicle Services - From Wi-Fi Access to Mobile Payments and Safety Devices

NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today unveiled an integrated solution for auto and truck manufacturers that will help them meet growing demand from consumers for in-vehicle technologies with capabilities ranging from wi-fi access to the ability to process mobile payments for parking, insurance and tolls.  According to Accenture, the market for these technologies is expected to exceed $70 billion this year[1], with new research showing a growing demand for automated driver-assistance and traffic-avoidance technologies.
January 17, 2012

Consumers Want Cars Equipped With More Safety Devices and Technology That Offers Driver Assistance and Advanced Communications, Accenture Study Shows

NEW YORK; Jan. 9, 2012 – While most consumers continue to place great importance on automotive safety systems, there is also growing demand for automated driver-assistance and traffic-avoidance technologies, according to a new global study by Accenture.
January 09, 2012

Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds

Majority of Consumers Ready to Consider Buying Plug-in Electric Vehicles, But Challenge Utilities with their Car Charging Demands, Accenture Study Finds
LONDON; May 18, 2011 – The majority of consumers would consider buying a plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) for their next car purchase, according to a global study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). But an accompanying report concludes that consumer preferences for charging PEVs could increase the cost and complexity of managing the electricity grid and charging infrastructure.
May 18, 2011

Accenture Delivers and Runs SAP Electronic Solution For Ascendi’s Multi-Lane Free-Flow Toll Collection in Portugal

Accenture Delivers and Runs SAP Electronic Solution For Ascendi’s Multi-Lane Free-Flow Toll Collection in Portugal
LISBON; May 17, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has implemented the commercial back-office system for Ascendi, one of the largest toll road operators in Portugal, and will now maintain the tolling system under a five-year contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
May 17, 2011

Electric Vehicle Rollouts Challenged by Cost of Charging Infrastructure and Grid Management, Accenture Report Finds

Electric Vehicle Rollouts Challenged by Cost of Charging Infrastructure and Grid Management, Accenture Report Finds
LONDON; Feb. 17, 2011 – The large scale roll out of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) will be hindered unless investors stimulate demand, lower the cost of public charging infrastructure and manage the impact on the grid, according to a report published by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 17, 2011

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement
NEW YORK; Dec. 21, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will collaborate with Magneti Marelli in the design and development of the company’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics and embedded software initiatives, under a five-year contract.
December 21, 2010

PROTON Selects Accenture to Modernize its Enterprise Technology

NEW YORK; Nov. 11, 2010 – PROTON Holdings Berhad and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have announced the launch of a project to expand and improve PROTON’s SAP-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Accenture will work with PROTON to upgrade business processes across the company in order to improve efficiency, enable more rapid and effective decision making and increase responsiveness to customers. Financial details were not disclosed.
November 11, 2010

Accenture Acquires Acceria, Expanding Capabilities In Technology and Consulting Business Services for the Industrial Marketplace

Accenture Acquires Acceria, Expanding Capabilities In Technology and Consulting Business Services for the Industrial Marketplace
NEW YORK and PARIS; July 13, 2010 -- Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has acquired Acceria, a privately held company based in France that specializes in providing business processes and methodologies dedicated to the after sales operations of industrial companies. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
July 13, 2010