July 22, 2011

Norwegian Armed Forces Selects Accenture

to implement its Enterprise Resource Planning Solution

OSLO, Norway; July 22, 2011: The Norwegian Armed Forces has awarded Accenture (NYSE: ACN) a three-and-a-half-year, $70 million contract to implement an SAP® solution to better support core processes in logistics.

Under the terms of the contract, Accenture will design and configure a solution based on the SAP for Defense & Security solution portfolio to enable the client to expand and improve its solutions and processes in force generation and structure maintenance, procurement and supply chain management, heavy equipment maintenance and investment management. The project also will implement both a mobile and deployed solution to support the Norwegian Armed Forces operations for mobile units and certain maritime and NATO missions.

The new logistics solution will replace a number of existing information systems so that the Norwegian Armed Forces can drive operationalefficiencies and reduce costs across its operations. The project is designed to significantly improve and establish common processes across all parts of the Norwegian Armed Forces, including the Army, Navy, Air Force and Home Guard.

The logistics project is the final major part of the LOS Program to align processes and systems across all areas of Norwegian Armed Forces incorporating large-scale procurement and operational restructuring.

With regard to the appointment of Accenture as lead system integration partner, Brigadier Jan Christian Ødegaard from the Norwegian Armed Forces said, “We chose Accenture due to its superior expertise and recommended logistics solution design. It is with great confidence that we initiate this project with Accenture as our integrator.”

“We are committed to working in close collaboration with our new client Norwegian Armed Forces in such an important national mission to make the Logistics project a success,” said Tonje Sandberg of Accenture Health & Public Service Norway, “This project provides the client access to Accenture’s global skills in support of SAP solutions and leverages our global experience of delivering similar projects for other defense forces and government clients around the world.”

Pearl Consulting will provide its expertise as a subcontractor to Accenture on this project.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 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 www.accenture.com.


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