March 16, 2017

Accenture Wins Six Oracle Excellence Awards in Europe

Awards Recognize Accenture as an Accomplished Oracle Global Alliance Partner

SAN FRANCISCO; Mar. 16, 2017 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was recently awarded six prestigious country-level Oracle Excellence Awards, earning a current total of 19 Oracle Excellence Awards across North America, EMEA and Asia Pacific in the last 12 months alone. These six newest awards recognize Accenture for its contributions across various areas of IT, specifically in the European region:

In the past year, Accenture’s Oracle practice has added Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offerings to its existing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) capabilities, and achieved Oracle Global Cloud Elite status – one of the highest levels attainable in the Oracle PartnerNetwork. Accenture also became the first Oracle Cloud Managed Service Provider (MSP) and was recognized as a leader in both The Forrester Wave™: Services Providers For Next-Generation Oracle Application Projects, Q3 2016 and the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Oracle Implementation Services 2016 Vendor Assessment (doc #US40140016, September 2016) reports.

Accenture wins six Oracle Excellence Awards across Europe, bringing its t
otal number of awards over the past 12 months to 19

As an example of its growing Oracle IaaS capability, Accenture recently helped DNA, a Finnish telecommunication company, to set-up the Infrastructure Oracle Cloud environment that enabled DNA to test the performance and scalability of Oracle’s Public Cloud. Thomas Antila, database manager, DNA said,”Accenture created for DNA a 12c container in the Oracle IaaS Cloud with three databases in less than a day.”

Accenture receives six country-level Oracle Excellence Awards across Europe

“These awards are a testament to the contributions of the Accenture team, making it a banner year for the Accenture and Oracle relationship, which now spans more than two decades,” said Terri Strauss, managing director of Oracle business for Accenture. “Our efforts to drive innovation and automation, develop ideal solutions and build expertise in the New IT have made Accenture a leader in cloud delivery.”

The Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year reflect Accenture’s capability in various segments of innovation. The award for engineered systems was won in Denmark for Accenture’s contributions to Oracle’s strategy to generate new business with engineered systems, while the system integrator award won in Sweden was the result of favorable implementations related to engineered systems, industry applications and cloud. Finland was recognized for its Riga, Latvia Oracle Innovation Center, which helped customers implement Oracle IaaS and PaaS solution benefits, and Norway was rewarded for a series of successful projects with the advanced use of analytics. Finally, most recently, Accenture was recognized in Germany for its expertise in IaaS and in Italy for its systems integration expertise with the Oracle CX Cloud suite.

“Accenture has shown tremendous dedication to driving innovation by accelerating implementation of Oracle solutions for customers all over the world,” said Camillo Speroni, vice president, Worldwide Strategic Alliances, Oracle. “Accenture’s many recognitions, along with their latest expansion to IaaS offerings, highlight their practice’s expertise and leadership as a top global system integrator for Oracle solutions and services.”

Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades and is a Global Cloud Elite and Diamond and level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork. Accenture has more than 52,000 Oracle-skilled consultants around the world who help accelerate digital transformation by implementing Oracle-based business solutions and new business processes that can develop and evolve as their digital business grows. For more information on the Accenture and Oracle relationship, please visit

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