November 06, 2013

Accenture Positioned in the Winners Circle in HfS Research’s New Blueprint Report for SAP Services

NEW YORK; Nov. 6, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been ranked as the most innovative service provider for SAP-based solutions and positioned in the “Winner’s Circle” of HfS, Ltd.’s first “Blueprint Report SAP Services.” In the report, HfS Research assessed leading providers across a number of criteria under the categories of innovation and execution in providing services to companies running SAP® software. Accenture received the highest overall score of all 26 providers evaluated.

In the report, HfS Research mentions that:\

“HfS Research’s assessment reflects our constant efforts to drive value for our clients from the SAP ERP application as well as innovative solutions based on, for example, SAP HANA as well as mobile and cloud solutions from SAP, something we’ve proven in many projects large and small delivered to clients so far,” said Christophe Mouille, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture. “We recently simplified the process for clients to purchase and implement SAP products through Accenture. SAP and Accenture have also established a first-of-its-kind business model that will provide clients with end-to-end solutions running on SAP HANA, with a cloud deployment option. These are just two examples of why we are well-positioned to help our clients take full advantage of SAP solutions.”

According to the HfS Research report, the future of the services market around SAP solutions is driven by the following trends: SAP solutions in the cloud, total cost of ownership reduction, business analytics, big data and SAP HANA, as well as the growing necessity for consolidation of existing SAP systems.

About Accenture
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

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