Michelin solutions is created, first new solution EFFIFUEL™ is launched
PARIS; July 19, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is collaborating with Michelin Group to create a new business – Michelin solutions1 supporting the MICHELIN® solutions2 brand. The company is focused on delivering mobility solutions to its customers through the use of the Accenture Cloud Platform and a wide range of solutions offered on a pay-per-use basis.
Michelin solutions is designing, developing and marketing a new generation of mobility-enabled solutions targeted at business customers who manage fleets of vans, trucks and earthmoving equipment. These solutions will help manage areas such as fuel efficiency, tire management and vehicle productivity solutions. In July 2013, the company launched its first ground-breaking solution: EFFIFUEL™.
Using the Accenture Cloud Platform for hosting and monitoring, Accenture can rapidly provision the infrastructure to automate the processes required to execute client contracts for MICHELIN® solutions’ current and future offerings. These include contract creation, collecting and processing the data relating to the usage of a service, pricing, accounting and billing. The Accenture Cloud Platform provides greater flexibility and scalability for future geographic expansion.
With Accenture handling these processes, Michelin solutions can rapidly design and launch agile new solutions. The platform is open to all of Michelin solutions’ service providers, allowing them to easily access the relevant segments of the business.
Accenture also provides the call center for Michelin solutions on an outsourced basis, handling all calls related to technology usage, six days a week in 14 languages.
A joint Accenture-Michelin solutions change management team is guiding the Michelin solutions staff and their suppliers through the transformation to make the transition to the new business as smooth and quick as possible.
“Based on strong collaboration, Michelin solutions and Accenture are using a value-based deal built on a pay-per-use model,” said Philippe Miret, Michelin solutions’ CEO. “This model creates a shared interest in long-term results, giving both organizations the opportunity to benefit directly from success.”
“We have collaborated with one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers to launch a ground-breaking strategic business that transforms the company from selling products to selling solutions around mobility,” explained Jean Cabanes, managing director for the automotive and industrial equipment industries in France and Benelux, Accenture. “Accenture used a combination of consulting and technology services to collaborate, launch and monetize Michelin solutions’ offerings in a very short time-to-market. Working side by side with Michelin solutions, we are being paid based on the future performance of Michelin solutions – which gives us a vested interest to create a successful project.”
Accenture and Michelin started work in May 2012 to create the technology infrastructure and capabilities needed to launch MICHELIN® solutions brand.
Michelin solutions is currently operational in Europe and will be deployed in all major regions in the coming years.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 266,000 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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page is www.accenture.com
About Michelin solutions
Michelin solutions is Michelin’s newest business, founded in 2012. This new business was specially created to design, develop and market innovative solutions beyond tires. Michelin solutions’ target market includes truck, bus, car, van and earthmoving fleets. For these clients, the new business is developing solutions in a wide range of areas, such as outsourced tire management, vehicle productivity and fuel efficiency. With approximately 800 people, the company currently serves clients with approximately 500,000 vehicles under contract. Its home page is: www.michelin-solutions.com
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1 Michelin solutions is the corporate entity.
2 MICHELIN® solutions is the brand.