March 27, 2012

Accenture Providing Information Technology Strategy Services to Out & Equal

SAN FRANCISCO, Ca; Mar. 27, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was selected by Out & Equal to help the organization develop a comprehensive technology plan.

Out & Equal Workplace Advocates, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization committed to ending employment discrimination for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees, recently developed a three-year strategic plan that viewed IT as a key enabler of the organization’s success. Accenture worked with Out & Equal and appropriate stakeholders to establish a comprehensive technology plan to direct the organization’s IT investments and mission-critical use of technology. The three-month consulting engagement ran until March 2012.

Accenture provided the organization an assessment of its current technology capabilities and a model for new digital platform applications, technologies and sourcing options. It also provided a plan defining, prioritizing and sequencing new technology initiatives.

“We are excited to partner with Accenture as we expand our technology to reach people around the world,” said Selisse Berry, Out & Equal Workplace Advocate’s Founding Executive Director. “The new digital platform has significant potential for impact, and will be essential in helping Out & Equal achieve our vision of workplace equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees and our allies.”

“Technology is playing an ever-more important role for nonprofits seeking to expand their reach to new audiences, better serve constituents, and operate cost effectively within tight budget constraints,” said Elaine Turville, who leads Accenture’s nonprofit practice. “Out & Equal is well motivated to take a more strategic approach to IT, and Accenture will leverage our deep experience with nonprofits and in IT strategy to help the organization determine the best way forward.”

Learn more about Accenture’s work with nonprofit organizations, the firm’s human services solutions and focus, Empowering Services, Improving Lives.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is

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