April 05, 2017

Accenture Named Global Partner of the Year by SAS for Delivering Innovation

Accenture and SAS continue to expand alliance with additional Center of Excellence to help clients unlock trapped value through applied intelligence

SAS GLOBAL FORUM, ORLANDO; Apr. 5, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named Global Partner of the Year by SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. During a ceremony held at SAS® Global Forum in Orlando on Sunday, Accenture was recognized for its continued commitment to the alliance and for delivering innovation to customers.

Accenture and SAS have been collaborating for more than 15 years, and have completed over 250 client projects together. Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, has over 2,500 consultants trained in SAS around the world, operating in 10 Centers of Excellence globally with another under development in India to support global and regional clients.

Jason McIntyre (centre), alliances lead at Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, receives the Global Partner of the Year award from Russ Cobb (left), SAS Vice President, Global Alliances and Channels and Michal Holba (right), SAS Global Alliance Director for Accenture

“Accenture’s ongoing commitment to our alliance with SAS is being demonstrated by the deepening of SAS-specific skills in our Analytics Centres of Excellence worldwide,” said Narendra Mulani, Chief Data Officer at Accenture Analytics. “Being named Global Partner of the Year is a reflection that our commitment has strongly positioned us to help clients embed analytics into the fabric of their business through the delivery of end-to-end analytics solutions. Accenture holds the largest community of SAS skills of any SAS services provider, and together, we are helping clients to unlock trapped value in real time, as they apply data intelligence to become digital at the core.”

The strategic alliance between SAS and Accenture helps clients across industries and around the world to anticipate disruptive market and operational events, and to become intelligent organizations at a lower cost. The alliance focuses on embedding analytics into the fabric of an organization, through analytics modernization and industry analytics solutions including (but not limited to):

“SAS continues to invest in building a strong alliance ecosystem to deliver the very best to our customers. With more than 250 successful implementations, our work with Accenture proves that this model works,” said Carl Farrell, SAS Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer. “Accenture’s commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions that produce consistent results, solving our joint customers’ toughest data challenges, is the reason they were named Global Partner of the Year.”

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 401,000 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 Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, helps clients to use analytics and artificial intelligence to drive actionable insights, at scale. Accenture Analytics applies sophisticated algorithms, data engineering and visualization to extract business insights and help clients turn those insights into actions that drive tangible outcomes – to improve their performance and disrupt their markets. With deep industry and technical experience, Accenture Analytics provides services and solutions that include, but are not limited to: analytics-as-a-service through the Accenture Insights Platform, continuous intelligent security, machine learning, and IoT Analytics. For more information, follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit www.accenture.com/analytics.

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