October 16, 2009
Accenture and Fiat Sign Multi-Year Application Development and Maintenance Services Agreement

MILAN; Oct. 16, 2009 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will help Fiat Item, a subsidiary of the Fiat Group, consolidate its information and communications technology (ICT) operations under a multi-year application outsourcing contract. Financial terms were not disclosed. 
Under the terms of the agreement, Fiat Item will outsource to Accenture its application development and maintenance activitiesthat support its human resources and finance and administration functions.  The agreement is designed to help Fiat Item simplify and streamline its ICT operations while increasing its IT flexibility and optimizing its IT infrastructure.
“Leading automotive manufacturers like Fiat Group are focused on achieving the right balance of long-term operational excellence and cost reduction,” said Luca Mentuccia, a senior executive in Accenture’s Products group. “We are pleased to play a role in helping Fiat Itemmove toward its business objectives and provide technology outsourcing services targeted to helping them manage cost-efficient operations. This contract illustrates confidence in our knowledge and experience and represents an opportunity to demonstrate the benefits and the services we provide to our customers.”
Accenture will deliver the services to Fiat through its Global Delivery Network and its Automotive Solution Center in Turin, Italy.
Learn more about Accenture’s outsourcing services.
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. 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.  With approximately 177,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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