Accenture Helping U.S. Universities Target Administrative Efficiency

RESTON, Va.; March 28, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is providing planning, analysis and business process design services to help U.S. higher education institutions respond to financial and operational pressures.

At The University of Michigan, Accenture is performing an analysis of finance and human resource administration operations and will quantify the business case for a shared services model.

At Yale University, Accenture is supporting expansion of the University’s shared services organization to additional functions and units and to establish a regional grants management organization for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The project includes organizational design, business process design, workforce transition and service management.

“There is tremendous potential for colleges and universities to capitalize on well-tested cost-effective approaches to running large organizations, and greater use of shared services is one of the main ways to deliver more administrative value within tight resource constraints ” said Dan London, North American managing director for Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group. “Current financial pressures and projections highlight the need for improving the efficiency of back-office administrative services.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 215,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. 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. The company generated net revenues of US$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is


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