Use of Smartphones by Bargain-Hunting Consumers is Changing the Customer-Retailer Relationship, Accenture Survey Finds

Use of Smartphones by Bargain-Hunting Consumers is Changing the Customer-Retailer Relationship, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2010 – A global survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) on mobile devices and shopping shows that smartphone users would find it useful to download money-off coupons to their phones (79 percent), and receive instant money-off coupons as they pass by an item in a store (73 percent). Conversely, fewer than half (48 percent) of smartphone users have downloaded a coupon from their PCs. The survey results highlight how the growing use of smartphone technology and the economic downturn have encouraged cost-conscious consumers to explore alternative retail channels, such as online and smartphones, to secure bargains.
December 06, 2010

Accenture Agrees to Acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG, a Leader in Consumer Products Industry CRM and Mobility Software

Accenture Agrees to Acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG, a Leader in Consumer Products Industry CRM and Mobility Software

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has agreed to acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG (CAS), based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, a leading international provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility software focused on  retail execution  and trade promotions for the consumer products industry.  CAS is recognized by key industry analysts as a leader in the development and implementation of software solutions that are used extensively by many of the world’s major consumer product companies and can be deployed on all major mobile devices.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

November 19, 2010

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Consumers Seek Medical Advice Via the Internet and Social Media, Accenture Study Finds

More Than Two-Thirds of U.S. Consumers Seek Medical Advice Via the Internet and Social Media, Accenture Study Finds
CHICAGO; Nov. 16, 2010 -- A new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey shows that U.S. consumers seeking medical advice are turning to medical websites, social media sites, online communities and informational websites in far greater numbers than the web sites of pharmaceutical companies.  According to the survey, of the more than two thirds (68 percent) who go online for health information, slightly more than one in 10 (11 percent) regularly turn to a pharmaceutical company’s website to seek information about an illness or medical condition, compared to nine in 10 (92 percent) who look to other online resources more frequently.  
November 16, 2010

Consumers Dig Deep but Find Less Money for Holiday Shopping in 2010, Accenture Study Shows

Consumers Dig Deep but Find Less Money for Holiday Shopping in 2010, Accenture Study Shows
NEW YORK; Oct. 5, 2010  - The overwhelming majority of shoppers will maintain a tight grip on their wallets as they hit the stores this holiday season, with 83 percent expecting to spend the same or less on holiday gifts compared to 2009, the latest Accenture (NYSE:ACN) consumer holiday shopping survey shows.
October 05, 2010

Aging Drug Portfolios Putting Pressure on Pharmaceutical Marketing, Accenture Study Finds

Aging Drug Portfolios Putting Pressure on Pharmaceutical Marketing, Accenture Study Finds
NEW YORK and FRANKFURT; Aug. 3, 2010 – In 2011, 40 percent of the highest-selling drugs will be products whose patent protection has either already expired or will do so in the coming two years, according to an analysis by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In 2007, the share of such so-called mature products accounted for only 15 percent of the portfolios of pharmaceutical companies.
August 03, 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

Accenture Is Awarded Henkel Application Outsourcing Contract in North America

Accenture Is Awarded Henkel Application Outsourcing Contract in North America
NEW YORK; June 14, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will deliver application management services to the North American operations of Henkel, a Fortune Global  500 company that markets well-known brands such as Dial® soap, Purex® laundry detergent, Loctite® adhesives and got2b® styling products under a six-year application outsourcing contract. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
June 14, 2010

Electrolux IT Solutions Awards Accenture Multi-Year Application Development and Management Services Contract

Electrolux IT Solutions Awards Accenture Multi-Year Application Development and Management Services Contract
STOCKHOLM; April 19, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will provide Electrolux IT Solutions AB, a subsidiary of Electrolux, with application development and management services in a global multi-year outsourcing agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed.
April 19, 2010

Accenture Providing Starwood Hotels & Resorts with IT Outsourcing Services Through Multi-Year Transformation Program

Accenture Providing Starwood Hotels & Resorts with IT Outsourcing Services Through Multi-Year Transformation Program
NEW YORK; March 15, 2010 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is providing Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), one of the world’s largest hotel and leisure companies, with a range of  information technology (IT) outsourcing services under a multi-year contract worth more than US$200 million.     
March 15, 2010

Consumers Want Green Vehicles to Offer More Than Fuels Savings, Accenture Finds

Consumers Want Green Vehicles to Offer More Than Fuels Savings, Accenture Finds
NEW YORK; March 8, 2010 -- While interest in alternative vehicles may be growing, consumers do not see ‘green’ as the only purchasing factor and are demanding more from automakers, according to an Accenture (NYSE: ACN) study released today.  
March 08, 2010