June 29, 2016

Accenture Selected to Help Stryker Improve Operating Efficiencies

Deployment of SAP® S/4HANA will help standardize and automate business processes

NEW YORK; June 29, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by Stryker, a leading medical technology company, to support the standardization of its business processes across the company.

Accenture will deploy the SAP Business Suite 4 SAP HANA® (SAP S/4HANA) solution as the digital foundation for Stryker’s global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. The scope of the project will provide systems implementation, business process advisory, project management and change management services. The program is intended to standardize and automate business processes in finance, sales, logistics, supply chain and procurement for Stryker, with a global deployment of SAP S/4HANA, SAP World Template and leveraging Assemble-to-Order methodology.

“We selected Accenture for its medical technology experience combined with an extensive knowledge of ERP systems,” said Bijoy Sagar, Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Stryker. “The company’s solution will help us drive efficiencies and allow us to remain focused on meeting our customers’ changing needs.”

Accenture will deliver the work onsite at Stryker, as well as from the Accenture Innovation Center for SAP in Kronberg, Germany, and the Accenture Delivery Center in Pune, India. These centers are part of Accenture’s differentiated approach to delivering SAP-based solutions and services that help build the next generation of business solutions by combining advanced analytics, mobility, cloud and in-memory processing with core SAP technologies.

“Stryker operates in an extremely competitive sector and recognizes the importance of having an agile and responsive global ERP system,” said Tom Schwenger, senior managing director North America, Accenture Life Sciences. “The work that Accenture will be delivering to Stryker will enable it to focus on its core business activities as well as reduce operational costs and improve business performance.”

SAP and Accenture announced in January of 2016 they are joining forces in the industry development and go-to-market of SAP S/4HANA, the next-generation business suite from SAP built on the industry’s most advanced in-memory platform. This collaboration will accelerate development of SAP S/4HANA as well as industry and line-of-business solutions, with a view to simplifying and fast-tracking customers’ journeys to digital businesses.

“Accenture’s flexible approach to delivering SAP S/4HANA helps organizations unlock their potential to become a high velocity enterprise,” said Christophe Mouille, senior managing director and lead for SAP business at Accenture. “Using innovative technologies such as SAP S/4 HANA, we are helping the organization shift to the New IT - becoming faster, smarter, more agile and better connected.”

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 more than 375,000 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.

About Stryker
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and, together with our customers, we are driven to make healthcare better. The Company offers a diverse array of innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes. Stryker is active in over 100 countries around the world. Please contact us for more information at www.stryker.com.

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