Accenture Completes Acquisition of i4C Analytics, Expands Its Capabilities to Offer Clients Greater Choice, Flexibility and Access to Advanced Analytics Apps
MILAN; May 15, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of i4C Analytics, an advanced analytics software platform provider based in Italy, that specializes in helping clients solve complex business problems through easy to use analytics applications. The acquisition was first announced on April 30.
i4C Analytics will be integrated into Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, where its unique Application Configuration Environment (ACE) will enhance Accenture’s existing advanced analytics solutions through tailored, industry- and function-specific applications. As a result, Accenture can offer clients more choice and flexibility in accessing solutions, including building new advanced analytics apps or buying apps based on ACE from i4C's app store. Built quickly, these apps integrate fully with clients’ workflow processes to shorten the time from data intake to decision output, enabling accelerated time to insight, action and achieving business outcomes.
“Now that this acquisition is complete, we look forward to fully integrating the highly talented i4C professionals into our analytics business, and delivering – with greater speed and agility – apps to our clients that help them deliver analytically-enabled high performance outcomes faster, with more predictability and confidence,” said Narendra Mulani, senior managing director of Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital. “Digital businesses are data-driven enterprises that are equipping themselves with the tools they need to make informed decisions based on fresh data, and this acquisition means we can help them quickly build front-end apps that make that data easy to access, understand, and utilize as part of the decision making process.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
Accenture Digital, comprised of Accenture Analytics, Accenture Interactive and Accenture Mobility, offers a comprehensive portfolio of business and technology services across digital marketing, mobility and analytics. From developing digital strategies to implementing digital technologies and running digital processes on their behalf, Accenture Digital helps clients leverage connected and mobile devices; extract insights from data using analytics; and enrich end-customer experiences and interactions, delivering tangible results from the virtual world and driving growth. Learn more about Accenture Digital at www.accenture.com/digital.
Accenture Analytics, part of Accenture Digital, delivers insight-driven outcomes at scale to help organizations improve their performance. With deep industry, functional, business process and technical experience, Accenture Analytics develops innovative consulting and outsourcing services for clients to help ensure they receive returns on their analytics investments. For more information follow us @ISpeakAnalytics and visit www.accenture.com/analytics.
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