March 22, 2017

Accenture Wins SAP Ariba’s #MakeProcurementAwesome Award for Premier Partner

LAS VEGAS; Mar. 22, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) won the #MakeProcurementAwesome award from SAP Ariba for Premier Partner of the Year. This was announced at SAP Ariba Live, being held this week in Las Vegas. SAP Ariba’s #MakeProcurementAwesome awards are designed to shine a light on teams who are driving transformation across their organizations and increasing the impact of procurement on business.

“We are very pleased to receive the Premier Partner award from SAP Ariba, which we see as recognition of our history of collaboration and innovation in driving source-to-settle business value at our joint clients,” said Steve Davenport, global managing director of Accenture’s SAP Sourcing and Procurement practice. “Offerings such as our High Velocity Sourcing and Procurement solution combine SAP Ariba’s leading digital technologies with our deep strategy, functional, implementation and operations experience to help clients ease the transition to the cloud and build more effective sourcing and procurement operating models and business processes.”

Executives from SAP Ariba and Accenture accept the SAP Ariba #MakeProcurementAwesome
award for Premier Partner at SAP Ariba Live

“A year ago, we painted a picture of a completely automated process that will make procurement awesome by delighting every user who touches it,” said Alex Atzberger, President, SAP Ariba. “Accenture demonstrates the creativity and change required to make this vision a reality and it is truly an honor to partner with such an innovator.”

Accenture is SAP’s leading alliance partner, with over 40 years of experience across the entire SAP solutions portfolio. Accenture has more than 46,000 SAP practitioners, including more than 2,000 SAP sourcing and procurement and SAP Ariba practitioners.

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 394,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

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