February 12, 2015

Accenture Named Global Partner of the Year by hybris For Second Consecutive Year

NEW YORK/MUNICH; Feb. 12, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as Global Partner of the Year by hybris software, an SAP company. Accenture received the 2014 award for its highly specialized and scalable digital marketing capabilities as well as deep industry and technology expertise.

The award presented to Accenture at the annual hybris Global Partner Summit in Munich (February 11-13, 2015) further recognizes Accenture’s ability to help clients design and deliver relevant commerce experiences for consumers and business customers across multiple touchpoints.

“Once again Accenture has proven their value as a global strategic partner drawing on its worldwide network of professionals, enablers and thought leadership to deliver on our omni-channel commerce solutions through multiple devices and across all geographic markets,” said Patrick Finn, senior vice president channel & partnerships, hybris and SAP CEC.

“The hybris Global Partner of the Year 2014 award is testament to our successful relationship with hybris as one of the leading providers of omni-channel commerce solutions,” said Brian Whipple, senior managing director, Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital. “Together, we bring the right combination of technology, omni-channel commerce expertise, digital marketing capabilities and global scale to clients across industries that help them capitalize on today’s connected consumer.”

Serving customers on multiple channels ranks high on the agenda of consumer companies and is now also emerging as the next battleground for business-to-business as shown in recent research from Accenture and hybris.

Accenture became hybris’ first global strategic partner in 2013, the year for which it received its first Global Partner of the Year award. The alliance combines leading customer data management, context driven marketing tools and unified commerce technology from hybris with digital marketing capabilities and expertise from Accenture Interactive. In the same year, Accenture further strengthened its ability to implement commerce solutions from hybris through multiple channels and across all industries with the acquisition of Acquity Group, adding significant skills and scale to Accenture Interactive’s omni-channel commerce business.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 319,000 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 www.accenture.com.

Accenture Interactive, part of Accenture Digital, helps the world’s leading brands drive superior marketing performance across the full multichannel customer experience. Accenture Interactive offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. To learn more follow us @AccentureSocialand visit www.accenture.com/interactive.

About hybris
hybris software, an SAP company, provides omni-channel customer engagement and commerce solutions that allow organizations to build up a contextual understanding of their customers in real-time, deliver a more impactful, relevant customer experience and sell more goods, services and digital content across every touch point, channel and device. Through its state-of-the-art customer data management, context driven marketing tools and unified commerce processes, hybris has helped some of the world’s leading organizations including 3M, ASICS, Bridgestone, EE, Galeries Lafayette, Johnson & Johnson, Levi Strauss & Co, Nestlé, Nespresso, Nikon, Rexel, Samsung Electronics, Ted Baker, Tommy Bahama and W.W. Grainger, to attract, retain, and grow a profitable customer base. hybris Commerce Suite and hybris Marketing sit right at the heart of SAP’s customer engagement and commerce (CEC) suite of solutions, alongside SAP® Cloud for Sales, SAP Cloud for Service and SAP CRM. These provide organizations with the foundation, framework and business tools to create a holistic customer view across channels, simplify customer engagement and solve complex business problems. For more information, visit www.hybris.com.

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