August 11, 2010
Accenture Awarded Contract to Support University of North Texas’ Shared Services Strategy for Information Technology and Human Resources

RESTON, Va.; Aug. 11, 2010 – The University of North Texas System (UNTS) has selected Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to assist in developing a plan for implementing IT and HR/payroll shared services for its component institutions. 
The project is focused on developing a multi-year strategic plan to implement shared services. It will include prioritized campus-level and system-wide strategies for improvement, with a goal to increase efficiency and improve the services provided by IT and the HR/payroll functions across all UNTS campuses and offices. Working with the UNT System Vice Chancellor of Finance and the UNTS Shared Services Council, Accenture will develop a shared services implementation roadmap and five-year plan for IT investment covering capital, operating and personnel expenditures. The plan will draw from best practices in higher education and business and Accenture’s deep background in shared services implementations. 
“Just as businesses and government agencies have been using shared services to optimize cost-effective delivery of high quality customer-centric services, leading higher education institutions are increasingly following this path to transform their operations and make better use of scarce resources,” said David Wilson, managing director of Accenture’s Canada and U.S. State & Local Government client service group.
The University of North Texas System includes the UNT flagship campus in Denton, UNT Health Science Center at Fort Worth (UNTHSC), UNT Dallas, UNT System administrative offices, and the future UNT Dallas School of Law. Accenture will be collaborating with a multi-disciplinary UNTS team with participation from all campuses. 
About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 190,000 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$21.58 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2009.  Its home page is
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