November 21, 2013

Accenture to Offer Human Capital Management Audit and Compliance Software on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

NEW YORK; Nov. 21, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced today its plan to deliver its Accenture HR Audit and Compliance tool as a service on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform. The Accenture software offering is expected to complement and extend the capabilities of SuccessFactors Employee Central software from SuccessFactors, an SAP company.

The Accenture HR Audit and Compliance delivered as a service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform is designed to help manage the HR compliance needs of companies operating across a range of vertical categories, including regulation-heavy industries such as oil and gas and financial services.

The proactive reporting capabilities of Accenture HR Audit and Compliance software can automatically check data against specified criteria and rules. This enables quick and agile operational, compliance and audit reporting designed to identify inconsistencies in vital human resources (HR) data before they create significant issues for the business. Using SAP HANA Cloud Platform, the Accenture HR Audit and Compliance software delivered as a service can help companies more effectively harness SuccessFactors Employee Central software to better align the workforce with business goals. Because Accenture’s HR Audit and Compliance tool automatically checks data in SuccessFactors software or the SAP® ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP HCM) solution running on premise, both HR and IT departments can manage personnel demands while maintaining consistently high data quality, helping to lower operating costs.

“Many companies operate in a hybrid environment, with systems located both on premise and in the cloud,” said Jim Astorian, senior managing director, Accenture Software. “Delivering Accenture HR Audit and Compliance as a service on SAP HANA Cloud Platform helps our clients complete accurate audit and compliance reporting no matter where their data is hosted, simplifying the entire process and helping to reduce costly errors.”

Accenture HR Audit and Compliance as a service is designed to simplify exception checking, reduce the cost of managing quality assurance and, ultimately, save companies time and money associated with erroneous or incomplete transaction and master data. With SAP HANA Cloud Platform as a deployment option, companies may access several options for compliance checks. In most cases companies can be up and running with Accenture HR Audit and Compliance as a service quickly and be ready to review data from multiple systems within an optimal timeframe.

“We are pleased to see that continuing its rich 30-year history of collaboration with SAP, Accenture is announcing a tool built on SAP HANA Cloud Platform that will serve as an extension to the SuccessFactors Employee Central solution,” said Bernd-Uwe Pagel, senior vice president of platform ecosystem and e-channels at SAP. “We anticipate that companies running SuccessFactors Employee Central will be able to benefit greatly from Accenture’s vast HR expertise, productized and delivered on our enterprise-class cloud services platform.”

Used by over 1,500 companies in over 40 countries, Accenture Human Capital Management Software is a suite of software complementary to SAP software for human resources and payroll that helps to reduce implementation timelines, simplify upgrades, reduce operational costs, and enable even higher performance in SAP solution environments. Accenture’s Human Capital Management Services for SAP


help companies adopt a strategic approach to human resources by delivering global transformation and talent management solutions based on SAP software, refocusing the HR function from transactional to strategic programs that deliver critical capabilities for business success.

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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