Finnish Defense Selects Accenture to Transform its Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

HELSINKI, Finland; May 18, 2009 - Finnish Defense has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to transform its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution into a defense industry solution by extending current functionality with new industry-related features.

Under the terms of the contract, Accenture will design, deliver and maintain Finnish Defense’s SAP defense industry solution that focuses on logistics, human capital services and business intelligence reporting. The SAP DFPS (Defense Forces & Public Security) implementation will also help Finnish Defense expand and enhance its material management, procurement, maintenance and financial administration functions.

Accenture will consolidate a number of disparate information systems so that Finnish Defense can help increase operational efficiency and focus more on leveraging its personnel in times of peace and in crisis situations. The project is designed to significantly improve Finnish Defense’s processes and common procedures in all defense branches.

Frank Korsström, Accenture’s country managing director for Finland, said, “We are committed to working in close collaboration with Finnish Defense to make this groundbreaking ERP project a success. This project provides Finnish Defense access to Accenture’s global SAP skills and experience, although the work will be executed locally by Accenture professionals in Finland. We look forward to leveraging our skills and knowledge on behalf of Finnish Defense.”

NorthgateArinso will provide their expertise to Finnish Defense’s Human Resources as a subcontractor to Accenture.

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