Sustainability is Key to Business Success, Say Indian CEOs

NEW DELHI, India; Feb. 14, 2014 – Two thirds of CEOs of Indian companies say that sustainability is very important to the future success of their business, but less than half (44 percent) think business is making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new report published today by Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 14, 2014

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in an IDC MarketScape Worldwide Life Sciences Manufacturing and Supply Chain Vendor Assessment on Strategic Consulting

NEW YORK; February 13, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights vendor assessment covering strategic consulting across the life sciences manufacturing and supply chain industry.
 
February 13, 2014

Companies Pursue Cross Sector Growth as Digital Technologies Dissolve Traditional Industry Boundaries, Accenture Research Finds

DAVOS, Switzerland; Jan. 21, 2014 – As the global economy continues to recover, a majority of companies intend to pursue growth opportunities outside their own industry sectors as digital technologies help create new higher growth markets, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The research also shows that most top executives believe the ability of new digital technologies to dissolve industry boundaries is the most important structural shift businesses will face over the next five years.  
 
January 21, 2014

Businesses Express Strong Confidence for 2014 and a Focus On New Markets, According to Accenture Research Conducted by the EIU

NEW YORK; Jan 15, 2014 – Business executives are optimistic about business and economic prospects in 2014, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Although most plan to drive growth by prioritizing exports and new products and services, the research reveals that companies have greater potential to focus their digital investments on driving growth and reaching new customers.
 
January 15, 2014

U.S. Employees Eager to be Corporate Entrepreneurs but Lack Support and Rewards From Employers, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; December 16, 2013 – U.S. employees are hungry to be entrepreneurial, but most believe their companies don’t do enough to support and reward their efforts to generate ideas, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). More than half (52 percent) of the 800 corporate employees surveyed and business decision makers responding to the survey say they have pursued an entrepreneurial idea inside their company, but only 20 percent believe their company offers enough support for developing new ideas.
 
December 16, 2013

Global Manufacturers Lack Flexibility Described as Critical to Their Growth, Finds Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Nov. 21, 2013 – The vast majority of global manufacturers lack the ability to swiftly respond to marketplace uncertainty and volatility despite the fact that they believe flexible operations are vital to future growth, according to a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) study. Still, broad optimism about the outlook exists among manufacturers, with 85 percent of respondents expecting growth in the economies of their top markets through 2014 as they commit to improving their operating models.
November 21, 2013

Brandix to Collaborate with Accenture to Improve Operational Efficiency Through Business Process Outsourcing Agreement In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka; Nov. 19, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed an agreement with Brandix (www.brandix.com), the largest exporter of apparel in Sri Lanka, to provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
November 19, 2013

Amid Anticipated Skills Shortages, Half of U.S. Businesses Plan to Increase their Investment in Training in the Next Two Years, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 29, 2013 – U.S. executives at large companies confirm that a skills gap persists for their businesses, with nearly half (46 percent) concerned that they won’t have the skills they need in the next one to two years, according to new research released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In a positive sign, 51 percent of companies expect to increase investments in training over the next two years, and 35 percent of executives whose companies are facing a skills shortage admitted that they have not invested enough in training in the past.
 
October 29, 2013

U.S. “Switching Economy” Puts Up To $1.3 Trillion of Revenue Up for Grabs for Companies Offering Superior Customer Experiences, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; October 22, 2013 –  Despite having more data and insights into consumer desires and preferences, companies in the U.S. have failed to meaningfully improve customer satisfaction or reverse rising switching rates among their customers. As a result, there is a potential $1.3 trillion of revenue at play in the U.S. market represented by the “switching economy,” according to new research released by Accenture (NYSE: ACN)*.
 
October 22, 2013

Accenture Completes Acquisition of PRION Group

STUTTGART; Oct 1, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of PRION Group – a leading consulting and systems integrator that specializes in Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software. The acquisition strengthens Accenture’s PLM skills and enhances its ability to help clients deliver products to customers faster and more efficiently.
October 01, 2013