February 17, 2016

Accenture Named Global Partner of the Year by SAP Hybris for Third Time in a Row

Also receives SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2016 for SAP Hybris Solutions

MUNICH; Feb. 17, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been recognized as Global Partner of the Year by SAP Hybris, a provider of omni-channel customer engagement and commerce solutions, for the third consecutive year. The 2015 award, which was presented to Accenture at the annual SAP Hybris Summit, highlights Accenture’s globally certified SAP Hybris professionals, strong client success, contribution to SAP software license revenue, and the delivery of joint complex and transformational projects.

The recognition follows the SAP North America Partner Excellence Award 2016 for SAP Hybris Solutions which Accenture received in January at SAP’s Field Kick-Off Meeting in Las Vegas. The two awards further underline Accenture’s ability to help clients design and deliver relevant commerce experiences for consumers and business customers across multiple touchpoints.

“Today’s consumers and business buyers are digitally empowered and are looking for seamless and meaningful interactions with companies across channels,” said Anatoly Roytman, managing director, Accenture Interactive, and global digital commerce lead. “Combining leading consulting, implementation and technology capabilities, Accenture and SAP Hybris offer omni-channel and digital commerce solutions which help B2C and B2B organizations meet and surpass their customers’ expectations.”

As B2B buyers’ expectations for a superior and personalized experience are on the rise, recent research conducted by Accenture and SAP Hybris found that an omni-channel experience is critical, but most sellers are struggling to deliver a seamless experience across channels. With 70 percent of B2B revenues coming from customers using digital channels, it is imperative for sellers to master an omni-channel experience.

Accenture became SAP Hybris’ first global strategic partner in 2013 and has been consistently recognized as a top alliance partner since. The alliance combines leading customer data management, context driven marketing tools and unified commerce technology from SAP Hybris with digital marketing capabilities and deep experience from Accenture Interactive. In June of 2015, Accenture further strengthened its digital commerce capability with the acquisition of Brightstep, a Swedish digital consulting company specializing in digital content and commerce solutions.

About Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at 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.

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Jens R. Derksen
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