September 29, 2014

Accenture Wins Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Innovation in Public Sector – North America

NEW YORK; Sept. 29, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) received the 2014 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Innovation in Public Sector – North America, announced at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. The award recognizes Accenture for its commitment to deliver Oracle-based solutions that can help public service organizations create personalized services, improve operational efficiencies and take advantage of insight-driven operations.

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year – North America encourage innovation by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members, using Oracle’s products and technology to create value for clients. The award reflects Accenture’s success in adopting OPN’s Specialized approach, which is aimed at enabling alliance partners to establish industry recognition by following a formal process to become Specialized in key Oracle solution areas. Accenture has won more than 90 Oracle Excellence Awards since 2003, when the awards were introduced.

“Public service agencies are seeking technology solutions that can lower costs and better leverage resources, enabling them to provide improved and more accessible services to citizens,” said Terri Strauss, managing director and global Oracle business lead for Accenture. “Using our industry experience and industry-specific Accenture Software offerings, combined with Oracle’s leading technologies, we’ve created flexible solutions such as our Enterprise Solutions for Pensions and Accenture Benefits Management System that reduce complexity, supporting organizations to develop and implement services more quickly.”

“Accenture continues to demonstrate an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based solutions that solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Tom LaRocca, senior vice president, North America Sales, Alliances and Channels, Oracle. “This latest Oracle Excellence Award is a testament to Accenture’s dedication to excellence and to providing customers solutions and services that drive real business value and results.”

Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help clients achieve high performance with Oracle solutions by enabling business capabilities that support competitive advantage in their industry. This includes solutions that can help accelerate digital transformation by integrating Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. Additionally, Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle help increase collaboration between Accenture and Oracle executive leadership, technologists, product development and support. With locations in Tokyo, Bangalore, India, and on-site at Oracle headquarters in the US, the Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle help develop business innovations using Oracle products. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Diamond-level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) – the highest level available.

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

About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit

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