MAFF Selects Accenture to Help Japan Achieve ¥1 Trillion in Annual Exports

TOKYO; July 31, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has signed a contract to provide management consulting services for Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to support initiatives aimed at achieving ¥1 trillion in annual exports of Japanese agricultural, forestry and fisheries products and foods by 2020. The work is being conducted on behalf of MAFF’s newly created Export Strategy Executive Project.  
 
July 31, 2014

Divide Between CMOs and CIOs Narrows, but Companies Still Struggle To Deliver Integrated Digital Marketing Solutions, New Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK; July 22, 2014 – Chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) say they are working more collaboratively than in the past to take advantage of digital opportunities, but they remain at odds on a number of issues involving how to drive integrated digital marketing solutions for their customers, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
July 22, 2014

Entrepreneurs Have the Potential to Create 10 Million Youth Jobs in G20 Countries, New Accenture Research Finds

SYDNEY; July 18, 2014 – Entrepreneurs can help drive the creation of 10 million youth jobs1 across the G20 countries2 if existing barriers to entrepreneurship were lifted, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also indicates that while 74 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed by Accenture say they plan to recruit young talent in 2014, many believe that a shortage of people with relevant skills is hindering job creation and growth.
July 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs Have the Potential to Create 10 Million Youth Jobs in G20 Countries, New Accenture Research Finds

SYDNEY; July 18, 2014 – Entrepreneurs can help drive the creation of 10 million youth jobs1 across the G20 countries2 if existing barriers to entrepreneurship were lifted, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also indicates that while 74 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed by Accenture say they plan to recruit young talent in 2014, many believe that a shortage of people with relevant skills is hindering job creation and growth.
July 17, 2014

CEOs and Consumers Disconnected on Sustainable Products and Services, Says Accenture, Havas Media report

LONDON; July 15, 2014 — Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture (ACN: NYSE) and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the disconnect between business and consumer expectations of sustainable products and services. 
July 15, 2014

Accenture Expands its Enterprise Performance Management Capabilities with Acquisition of PureApps

LONDON; June 9, 2014 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired PureApps, a UK-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) provider that helps clients use financial insight and analysis to improve organizational effectiveness through better cost management and strategy execution. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s end-to-end EPM capabilities and enable Accenture to help CFOs transform the finance function using emerging digital technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  
 
June 09, 2014

Business Leaders Identify Digital as Critical to Europe’s Growth but Predict It Will Trail the U.S. and China in the Development of Digital Technologies, Accenture Study Finds

BRUSSELS; May 14, 2014 – The vast majority of European business leaders see digital technologies as important to improving Europe’s competitiveness and economic growth, according to a study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), but one-half believe that Europe will lag behind both the United States and China in the development of digital technologies over the next three years.
 
May 14, 2014

Skills Shortage Threatens Future Earnings and Growth Prospects of U.S. Manufacturers, According to a New Report from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute

NEW YORK; May 14, 2014 – U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually* of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from  a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute.   
 
May 14, 2014

CFOs Revealed as Technology Evangelists, Finds New Accenture and Oracle Study

NEW YORK and REDWOOD SHORES, CA; March 19, 2014 – Nearly 68 percent of finance and business executives believe the CFO is a strong evangelist for the transformational potential of technology, but only a fifth (20 percent), think finance organizations have adopted leading-edge technology, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Oracle.
 
March 19, 2014

Accenture Positioned in the 'Leaders' Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK; Feb. 25, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s recent report, "Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services, Worldwide1.”
February 25, 2014