May 14, 2012
Accenture Receives 2012 SAP® Pinnacle Award
Prestigious Global Partner Awards Presented to “Best of the Best”
SAP Partners Delivering Outstanding Value to Customers
Across Wide Variety of Categories
ORLANDO, Fla.; May 14, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced it is the recipient of a 2012 SAP® Pinnacle award in the service category, receiving the “Customer Award: Innovative Business Leadership Award.” Accenture was also named a finalist in three other service categories: “Transformational Award: Rapid Time to Value,” “Transformational Award: Analytics Impact” and “Transformational Award: Unwired Enterprise.”
SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP (NYSE: SAP) and driving customer success. Winners were selected based on over 150 nominations in 22 categories received from partners and SAP employees.
“We’re pleased to be honored with a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award for Innovative Business Leadership, in addition to the six SAP Partner Impact awards we received across all of SAP’s key regions this year,” said Mark Willford, global managing director of SAP business, Accenture. “This recognition is further validation of the deep skills and capabilities Accenture possesses in support of SAP solutions that enable us to deliver tremendous business value to our clients.”
The SAP Pinnacle awards recognize the leading SAP partners across a wide variety of categories, including resellers, OEMs, sustainability, technology, support, services and outsourcing. They underscore SAP’s commitment to a sound ecosystem strategy, which SAP recognizes as a key driver in delivering unmatched value to customers and enabling SAP to reach its business goals.
“As a winner of a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award, we recognize and congratulate Accenture for its outstanding achievement in delivering strong value to our mutual customers and for its commitment to partnering with SAP,” said Eric Duffaut, president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. “SAP has chosen to be an open innovator, with customers’ success as the ultimate goal. Through close collaboration with our expanding partner ecosystem, SAP provides customers with choice and value second to none. Together, we help our customers adopt innovations easily, gain results rapidly, grow sustainably and ultimately run better with SAP solutions.”
Accenture has one of the largest practices in the world dedicated to SAP solutions, with more than 36,500 skilled professionals delivering approximately 1,500 projects each year to clients around the globe.
As a recipient of a 2012 SAP Pinnacle award, Accenture has also been invited to participate in the SAP Leadership Forum at SAPPHIRE® NOW, SAP’s international customer conference being held in Orlando, Fla., May 14 – 16. During the forum, winners will receive their 2012 SAP Pinnacle awards. The SAP Leadership Forum will bring together an exclusive group of executives from SAP’s top customers, prospects and partner organizations, providing an opportunity to network and exchange business ideas. Visit Accenture at SAPPHIRE NOW, where it will be exhibiting in booth 2501.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 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 www.accenture.com.
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