November 20, 2013
Accenture Launches New Capabilities to Industrialize the Implementation and Customization of SAP® FioriTM Apps and Enable Rapid Deployment of SAP Applications on Mobile Devices
Capabilities to be delivered to clients through Accenture Innovation Centers for SAP® Solutions
NEW YORK; Nov. 20, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has expanded the capabilities in its Innovation Centers for SAP® Solutions to help clients implement and customize SAP FioriTM apps more rapidly and at scale. The industrialized approach combines Accenture’s broad industry knowledge, leading skills in SAP® software and mobility, and reusable methods. It helps deliver the new user experience SAP Fiori offers to clients tailored to their specific business requirements.
SAP Fiori apps provide an intuitive way to use popular SAP software for key enterprise functions such as approving timesheets and tracking purchase orders across smartphones, tablets, laptops and desktop computers. Accenture’s industrialized approach allows clients to quickly implement and work with standard SAP Fiori apps without having to build new niche skills, such as SAP Fiori Basis, SAP UI5 and SAP Gateway technologies.
Accenture also customizes standard SAP Fiori apps for clients. This includes the configuration of relevant back-end workflows and enhancement of user interfaces to adapt functionality of the SAP Fiori apps to an organization’s use cases.
Furthermore, Accenture leverages its new industrialized approach to custom-build new mobile applications specific to industries and lines of business. These new apps will complement the existing collection of SAP Fiori applications.
“Our new approach makes it easier for clients to move to a more intuitive and efficient way of working with their SAP software using SAP Fiori,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “We’re committed to help clients benefit from SAP’s efforts to enhance the end-user experience and build strong skills in SAP Fiori, as well as in the latest SAP user interface and SAP Screen Personas software, which are pivotal parts of SAP’s user experience strategy.”
“SAP Fiori offers simplicity and ease of use and this is what users are demanding today,” said Sam Yen, global head of Design and User Experience at SAP. “We’re pleased our long-time alliance partner Accenture has immediately taken the initiative to be one of the first to bring the renewed SAP user experience to clients in a compelling way.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Accenture Mobility plans, implements and manages mobility solutions including enterprise mobility strategies; applications and managed services, helping clients across all industries achieve growth, efficiency and manage a successful transformation as they adopt the tools of a digital business.
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