Chief Financial Officers Extend Strategic Influence and See Technology As Increasingly Important, Study from Accenture and Oracle Finds

NEW YORK; REDWOOD SHORES, CA – May 23, 2013 – The role of the CFO has gained strategic influence over the past three years, according to 71 percent of CFOs, and converging technologies such as big data, cloud computing, mobile and social media are increasingly important to their ability to deliver cost savings and growth, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Oracle.
 
May 23, 2013

Accenture Selected by Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Recruit Foreign Companies to Locate Their Asian Regional Headquarters in City’s Special Zone

TOKYO; May 20, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to recruit 10 or more foreign companies to establish their Asian regional headquarters or research and development (R&D) centers in Tokyo’s Special Zone for Asian Headquarters by March 2014. The TMG plans to recruit 500 foreign companies, with an initial target of establishing 50 regional headquarters, in the Special Zone by 2016.
 
May 20, 2013

Accenture Selected by Tokyo Metropolitan Government to Recruit Foreign Companies to Locate Their Asian Regional Headquarters in City’s Special Zone

TOKYO; May 20, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) to recruit 10 or more foreign companies to establish their Asian regional headquarters or research and development (R&D) centers in Tokyo’s Special Zone for Asian Headquarters by March 2014. The TMG plans to recruit 500 foreign companies, with an initial target of establishing 50 regional headquarters, in the Special Zone by 2016.
 
May 20, 2013

Accenture Study Finds Europe Must Grow Its Manufacturing Sector to Maintain International Competitiveness

BRUSSELS; May 16, 2013 – The vast majority of Europe’s business leaders and senior decision makers say Europe must grow the size of its manufacturing sector if it is not to lose its competitiveness, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on behalf of BUSINESSEUROPE. The study, published in a report, Unlocking Industrial Opportunities, also reveals executives’ concern about Europe’s competitive weaknesses in technology innovation, high energy costs and skills.
 
May 15, 2013

Accenture Study Finds Europe Must Grow Its Manufacturing Sector to Maintain International Competitiveness

BRUSSELS; May 16, 2013 – The vast majority of Europe’s business leaders and senior decision makers say Europe must grow the size of its manufacturing sector if it is not to lose its competitiveness, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on behalf of BUSINESSEUROPE. The study, published in a report, Unlocking Industrial Opportunities, also reveals executives’ concern about Europe’s competitive weaknesses in technology innovation, high energy costs and skills.
 
May 15, 2013

Accenture Convenes Policy and Business Leaders to Debate the Challenge of Scaling Sustainability at Sustainability 24

LONDON; May 13, 2013 – As part of its program to help businesses and policy makers address the challenge of scaling investments in sustainability, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to host Sustainability 24, a free, interactive global online broadcast on May 15th that brings together some of the world’s leaders and experts in sustainability and resource efficiency.  
 
May 13, 2013

Accenture Study: Innovation Efforts Falling Short Despite Increased Investment

NEW YORK; May 13, 2013 – Despite increased business investment in innovation, only 18 percent of executives believe their company’s innovation efforts deliver a competitive advantage, according to  a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) study that also revealed a risk averse approach to product and service development. 
 
May 13, 2013

Accenture Study Shows U.S. Consumers Want a Seamless Shopping Experience Across Store, Online and Mobile that Many Retailers are Struggling to Deliver

NEW YORK, April 15, 2013 – Retailers that deliver on their customers’ expectations and provide them with a seamless shopping experience – whether they are shopping in a store, online or through a mobile device – will win their loyalty and gain a competitive advantage that drives sales, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
April 15, 2013

Asian Companies Miss Their International Revenue and Profit Expectations Despite Strong Outbound Investment Growth, According to Accenture

SINGAPORE; Apr 2, 2013 – Less than a third of large Asian companies report meeting their revenue and profit expectations for their international business in the past three years. This contrasts with more than a doubling of annual outbound investment by the region’s companies in the past decade, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The research also revealed that understanding foreign consumers and sourcing the right local talent were among the biggest barriers to success overseas.
April 02, 2013

Skanska Selects Accenture to Implement Oracle Fusion Applications to Improve Business Operations, Reduce Costs

STOCKHOLM; March 27, 2013 Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been awarded a framework agreement to deliver management consulting and technology application services to Skanska Sverige AB, the project development and construction group. Financial terms were not disclosed.

March 27, 2013