January 11, 2012
Accenture Achieves Oracle PartnerNetwork Specialization for Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub
Accenture Recognized for Expertise in Oracle Clinical Data Warehousing Solution
NEW YORK; Jan. 11, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is the first Diamond level partner in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) to achieve Specialized status for Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub.  The Specialization underscores Accenture’s ability to help its life sciences clients leverage clinical data with increased traceability and visualization, conduct cross-trial analyses and draw on analytics for improved analysis across clinical development.  
To achieve a Specialized status, Oracle partners are required to meet a stringent set of requirements that are based on the needs and priorities of the customer and partner community. By achieving a Specialized distinction, Accenture has been recognized by Oracle for its expertise in delivering services specifically around Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub through competency development, business results and proven success.
This milestone demonstrates the ongoing effort between Accenture and Oracle to provide life sciences organizations with software applications designed to bring together all aspects of clinical development, safety and pharmacovigilance processes into a single, open platform. 
Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub is an integrated environment for clinical data, providing better insights for more informed decision making and helping to support regulatory compliance and improve productivity. Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub supports the mission-critical task of integrating clinical and non-clinical data from multiple sources into a single environment for analysis, visualization and reporting.
“One of the more critical tasks life sciences companies must perform is integrating data from all parts of the research and development (R&D) process and deriving better insights for informed decision making,” said Arjun Bedi, global managing director for Accenture’s Life Sciences R&D practice. “Achieving a Specialization for Oracle Life Sciences Data Hubis an important step in demonstrating our commitment to helping companies integrate clinical data and to helping clients better manage and accelerate their clinical development process.  We are finding that companies are increasingly choosing the Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub to lay the foundation for their analytics capabilities.  They see this as a means by which they can gather, standardize and normalize all of their data that will feed analytics within their clinical organizations.”
“This Specialization indicates a level of expertise that is notable in the industry and differentiates Oracle PartnerNetwork members such as Accenture in the marketplace by providing a competitive edge through proven expertise,” said Neil de Crescenzo, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Health Sciences.   “We congratulate Accenture on their Oracle Life Sciences Data Hub Specialization.
Over the past five years, Accenture and Oracle have worked together on several successful implementations for life sciences clients. Accenture is a recognized global leader in Oracle solutions delivery and development, with a 20-year track record of success and one of the fastest-growing practices among tier-one integrators.
About Accenture      
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 244,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
About Oracle PartnerNetwork
Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners.
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