Accenture to Develop Add-On Solutions for SAP® Business ByDesign™

Accenture to Develop Add-On Solutions for SAP® Business ByDesign™

ORLANDO, Fla. — May 17, 2011– Accenture (NYSE: ACN) said today it has been selected as a solution partner for SAP® Business ByDesign™for the chemicals industry and in the areas of customer relationship management and human capital management. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, 2011. and is creating add-on solutions.

With the new partner status the company is now able to develop, market, and sell solutions built on the SAP Business ByDesign platform. With this, Accenture is one of the first SAP services partners entering a solution partnership for SAP Business ByDesign. SAP Business ByDesign is a comprehensive, fully integrated, on-demand business management solution dedicated to companies in the small and midsize enterprise (SME) market as well as to subsidiaries of large enterprises running SAP solutions.

Additionally, Accenture is planning to create industry and functional add-ons. The company has been working closely with SAP on the SAP Business ByDesign offering for years and has large teams of professionals who are providing support and development services.

“This is a natural extension of the long partnership enjoyed by Accenture and SAP,” said Mark Willford, global managing director of Accenture’s SAP business. “The main beneficiaries will be our joint clients. Among other things, they will benefit from Accenture’s unparalleled implementation skills, as well as the add-on extensions Accenture will be delivering to the solution. Clients will also benefit from Business ByDesign’s multiple features.”

“SAP is pleased to welcome a long-trusted partner like Accenture to our fast growing SAP Business ByDesign ecosystem”, says Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP AG. “With their add-ons, Accenture is combining their proven know-how in dedicated industries and cross-industry topics with the broad functionality of SAP Business ByDesign. Jointly we will further expand the reach of our next generation cloud solution and provide greater value to our growing customer base in the SME and subsidiary space.”

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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