As Risk Management Gains Stature in the C-Suite, Accenture Finds Risk Managers Challenged by Skills Shortages and Insufficient Analytics Capabilities

NEW YORK; September 19, 2013 – While nearly all organizations (98 percent) consider risk management more important than it was two years ago, finding the right talent is a challenge, with 54 percent of organizations reporting a shortage of candidates with the right skills, according to the new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) 2013 Global Risk Management study.
September 19, 2013

Four Out of Five Chinese Cities Fail to Achieve Resource Efficient, Sustainable Growth, Finds Accenture and Chinese Academy of Sciences

DALIAN; Sept. 10, 2013 – Eighty percent of Chinese cities are failing to achieve a balance between economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainable development, according to a study by Accenture and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The joint research, covering 73 cities, also shows that China’s mid-sized cities are in the best position to achieve that balance in the future.
September 10, 2013

Accenture Helps Hostess Brands Deliver the “Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever”

NEW YORK; September 9, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has teamed with Hostess Brands, LLC to design and implement a new operating model and business processes, and deliver end-to-end information technology (IT) transformation. The work helped Hostess Brands to successfully relaunch Twinkies®, one of America’s most iconic products, and get them back on store shelves in less than three months. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
September 09, 2013

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Industry and Functional Business Consulting Reports

NEW YORK; Aug 29, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned as a Leader by IDC in providing  business consulting services to private and public sector clients in each of IDCs newly published industry and functional  IDC MarketScape reports.
August 29, 2013

Accenture Expands Product Lifecycle Management Expertise with Acquisition of PRION Group

STUTTGART; August 12, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced its intent to acquire PRION Group – a leading consulting and systems integrator that specializes in Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s PLM skills and enhance its ability to help clients deliver products to customers faster and more efficiently.
August 12, 2013

Accenture Qualifies for Management Consulting Work Across U.S. Federal Government

ARLINGTON, VA; July 22, 2013 – Accenture Federal Services has qualified for a five-year management consulting Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to help federal agencies operate more efficiently and effectively. The BPA has a $60 million annual estimated ceiling.
July 22, 2013

Fortune Favours the Brave: UK Business Could Benefit From £100bn Sustainable Innovation Opportunity, finds Study by Accenture, M&S and Business in the Community

LONDON; July 1, 2013 – UK business could secure £100bn in annual productivity gains generated by innovations designed to address environmental and social challenges, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the charity, Business in the Community and Marks & Spencer.
July 01, 2013

Young Entrepreneurs Demand Active Support from Government and Big Business to Sustain Their Leadership in Technology Innovation, Finds Accenture Report

MOSCOW; June 16, 2013 – Young entrepreneurs from the G20 countries see themselves as the most dynamic source of technology innovation and expect their businesses to achieve strong growth and job creation in the next two years, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and the G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (G20 YEA). However, these entrepreneurs demand more support from governments and larger businesses to help them sustain their contribution to economic growth.
June 16, 2013

Elm Selects Accenture to Provide Management Consulting Services to New Learning, Training & Development Unit in Saudi Arabia

RIYADH, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; May 29, 2013 –  Elm, a leading provider of secure e-business, information technology, project support and government outsourcing services in Saudi Arabia, has selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to provide management consulting services to Elm Learning, Training & Development Solutions (Elm LTDs), a newly established business unit. Elm LTDs will provide learning, training and development solutions to Elm clients and strategic partners. 
May 28, 2013

Accenture Receives Highest Rating Given in Latest Gartner Reports for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services

NEW YORK; May 24, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was rated “Strong Positive”, the highest possible rating given, in Gartner’s latest “MarketScope for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services, North America”1 and “MarketScope for Business Intelligence and Information Management Services, Western Europe.”2
May 24, 2013