May 07, 2013

Accenture Receives Two 2013 SAP® Pinnacle Awards

Forty-two SAP partner awards presented to Accenture globally since 2012

NEW YORK; May 7, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received two 2013 SAP® Pinnacle awards in the categories of “Cloud Co-innovation Partner of the Year” and the “System Integrator Market Impact Award.” The company was also named a finalist in two other service categories: “Database and Technology/HANA Co-innovation Partner of the Year” and “Service Expansion Award.”

SAP Pinnacle awards are presented annually to the top SAP (NYSE: SAP) partners that have excelled in developing and growing their partnership with SAP and driving customer success. Finalists and winners in 19 categories were based on field recommendations, customer feedback and performance indicators in the following four categories: co-innovation, market expansion, service delivery and sustainability.

“We’re pleased to be honored with two 2013 SAP Pinnacle awards, especially in a key strategic growth area like cloud,” said Christophe Mouille, 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 strong business value and innovation to our clients.”

“We congratulate Accenture on its well-deserved recognition of two 2013 SAP Pinnacle awards and on its outstanding partnership with SAP,” said Eric Duffaut, corporate officer and president, Global Ecosystem and Channels, SAP. “SAP is an innovative and fast-growth company. We put customer success at the center of everything we do. Our vibrant and expanding ecosystem of partners is critical to the company we are now and the company we want to become in the future. Together with our partners – who are co-innovating with us, reselling and implementing our solutions – we offer choice and deliver transformational value to our joint customers of all sizes. Partners like Accenture are our force multipliers, and today, more than ever, they are essential to our customers’ success.”

Accenture has received a total of 42 global and regional SAP partner awards over the last 18 months and has won 25 SAP Pinnacle Awards since 2002.Accenture has one of the largest practices in the world dedicated to SAP solutions, with more than 38,000 skilled professionals delivering projects each year to clients around the globe.

As a recipient of 2013 SAP Pinnacle awards, Accenture has 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, where winners will receive their 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.

In the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP Solutions (booth 1028) at SAPPHIRE NOW customers and prospects are shown a "Day in the Life" demo scenario which shows how SAP solutions and Accenture industry knowledge combine to support their industry business processes. Visit Accenture and SAP at SAPPHIRE NOW, booth 1028.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 261,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is

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