Accenture Expands Application Outsourcing Reach In Automotive Marketplace

BMW Group to consolidate information technology processes

MUNICH; April 14, 2009 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will help BMW Group, one of the world’s foremost car manufacturers, consolidate its information technology (IT) processes under a five-year application outsourcing contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

As part of the agreement, Accenture will help BMW Group consolidate a vendor network of its application operations service providers in areas including production, sales, logistics, finance and human resources. Accenture will also help BMW make overall IT processes more reliable, predictable and efficient. The agreement is designed to help BMW achieve lasting cost reductions by helping the company simplify its processes while improving the overall service levels provided to its business users.

The contract covers more than 500 applications that BMW Group uses around the world in its automotive and component manufacturing plants and within its sales and distribution business units. The agreement extends an existing collaboration between Accenture and BMW, as Accenture has been helping BMW Group enhance its application management services over the past four years.

Richard Spitzer, managing director of Accenture’s Automotive practice, said, “Top companies such as BMW are continually refining their distinctive capabilities, including those related to lean enterprises and efficient back-office services. BMW’s application management strategy will enable the company to take advantage of significantly improved services and processes, all from a single provider.”

Accenture will deliver the services to BMW Group leveraging its Global Delivery Network and its Automotive Centers of Excellence in Hyderabad, India; and Munich and Hof, Germany.

About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With more than 181,000 people serving clients in over 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008. Its home page is

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