September 30, 2014

Accenture Launches New Innovation Center for Oracle Engineered Systems to Help Clients Accelerate and Simplify Deployment of Oracle Technologies

New training and testing environment expands existing capabilities

SAN FRANCISCO; Sept. 30, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is launching the Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle Engineered Systems, enabling faster and more cost-effective deployment of Oracle solutions for clients. The Innovation Center will include prebuilt environments that allow clients to test, train and complete proof of concepts with Oracle Engineered Systems in order to prepare for a smoother implementation within their own infrastructures.

The Accenture Innovation Center for Oracle Engineered Systems, located in the Accenture Enkitec offices in Dallas, combines Accenture’s functional and industry experience with Oracle’s leading technologies. The Innovation Center will build on the existing capabilities of the Accenture Oracle Engineered Systems Center of Excellence with new components including Oracle SuperCluster, Oracle Big Data Appliance, Oracle Database Appliance, Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance and Virtual Compute Appliance. Before making a significant investment, clients will be able to test their workloads on one or more of Oracle’s pre-integrated systems to see how a similar setup can accelerate enterprise application deployment, strengthen analytics capabilities and improve overall performance.

“Our goal is to help clients transform their data centers and accelerate time to value from their Oracle technology investments,” said Terri Strauss, managing director and global Oracle business lead for Accenture. “This new Innovation Center for Oracle Engineered Systems takes advantage of offerings such as our Oracle Exadata data migration toolkit, the Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle


and Accenture solutions and experience in specific industries including health and life sciences, to help clients simplify their infrastructure, reduce operational costs and encourage innovation.”

Oracle Engineered Systems combine Oracle’s software and hardware technology, pre-integrated onto a single platform to enable innovations at every layer of the stack. This can help clients accelerate the development, delivery and commercialization of business solutions based on Oracle’s Engineered Systems, including Oracle Exadata Database Machine, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

Accenture completed its acquisition of Enkitec in June, bringing Enkitec’s substantial experience and skills to Accenture’s Oracle business to help simplify solution implementation, increase productivity and accelerate time to value with Oracle Engineered Systems and database technologies for clients.

Accenture has a fast-growing Oracle enterprise solutions practice, with more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world qualified to provide implementation, upgrade and application outsourcing solutions for the Oracle product suite. Accenture is a Diamond level partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 305,000 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$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014. Its home page is

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