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November 29, 2016

Innovation Is Switching from a Product Focus to Differentiating the Customer Experience, With $1 Billion in Revenues Up for Grabs, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 29, 2016 – A focus on distinct innovation and product development capabilities is paying off for some companies as they deliver between three and seven percent higher annualized revenue than their peers, Accenture research shows
November 02, 2016

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Kurt Salmon, Expanding Strategy Capabilities in the Retail Industry

NEW YORK; Nov. 2, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed the acquisition of Kurt Salmon, a leading global strategy consulting firm focused on the retail industry and a subsidiary of Management Consulting Group. The acquisition was first announced on September 22, 2016
November 01, 2016

CMOs First in the Firing Line If Business Growth Targets Are Not Met, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 1, 2016 – Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) currently have the deck stacked against them, according to new research from Accenture Strategy. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) say that although around five C-level executives are responsible for driving disruptive business growth, the majority (37 percent) hold CMOs first in the firing line if growth targets are not met. Chief Sales Officers (34 percent) and Chief Strategy Officers (29 percent) follow closely behind. CMOs can take control of their destiny by leading the disruptive growth agenda. If they don’t, others will. 
October 31, 2016

Accenture Acquires 2nd Road to Strengthen Strategy Capabilities in Australia and New Zealand

SYDNEY; Oct. 31, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the acquisition of 2nd Road, an Australia-based strategic consultancy that specializes in infusing enterprise-wide innovation through design thinking methodologies into strategy creation. The acquisition will enable Accenture Strategy to combine the power of a strategic analytical thought process with the ability to craft breakthrough propositions and services through human-centered co-design. Together, this will give clients a competitive edge by enabling them to fundamentally re-imagine the future of their organizations.
September 27, 2016

Productivity Initiatives Distracting Sales Teams and Stifling Business Performance, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2016 – Organizations have invested billions in sales productivity solutions to enhance performance by giving sellers more time to sell – but the investment strategy is not paying off. According to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CSO Insights, the research division of Miller Heiman Group, 59 percent of global sales executives say they have access to too many sales tools and are bombarded by too much disaggregated customer data to be effective. Another 55 percent say their sales tools are an obstacle to selling. Consequently, ‘sales distraction’ is hindering business performance, causing more than half (56 percent) of global organizations to miss annual sales forecasts. 
September 20, 2016

Accenture Strategy Creates Symphonologie, the Music of Business, Enabled by Human Insight and Artificial Intelligence Technology

PARIS; Sept. 20, 2016 – Accenture Strategy has created a symphonic experience enabled by human insight and artificial intelligence technology. Symphonologie will be performed tonight by a 50-piece orchestra for a private audience inside The Louvre Pyramid, accompanied by a galaxy-inspired data visualization created in real time and synchronized to the music of the orchestra.
September 14, 2016

Majority of Businesses and Economies Are Not Ready for Digital Platforms, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK; Sept. 13, 2016 – Research released by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that despite the potential for small and traditional businesses to become successful digital platform companies, as few as 10 percent of new start-ups focused on digital platform business models will become profitable independent entities in the coming years. The analysis also reveals that China, India and the U.S. will dominate the platform economy by 2020, and that the gulf between countries will increase. To help bridge this gap, the report outlines five critical steps businesses and governments can take to succeed.
August 31, 2016

Female Board Members Far More Likely Than Male Board Members to Have Professional Technology Experience, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Aug. 31, 2016 – Female members of corporate boards of directors are nearly twice as likely as their male counterparts to have professional technology experience, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
 
July 28, 2016

University Graduates Are Well Prepared and Ambitious, But Employers Are Struggling to Deliver Challenging Work Experiences, Finds Accenture Strategy

LONDON; Jul 28, 2016 – Today’s university graduates are focused and driven, entering the job market well prepared and ready to commit to their career, but employers aren’t making the most of this mindset, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on the workforce of the future.
July 26, 2016

Chief Strategy Officers Say Digital Disruption is Inevitable, But Few Are Prepared, Finds Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jul 26, 2016 – Nearly all of the Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) surveyed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) around the world acknowledge that digital disruption will reshape their industries, but very few are equipped to navigate the change. Those who feel most prepared are embracing new strategic alliances, devising more collaborative ways of operating with partners, and making themselves indispensable within a broader ecosystem.