Accenture Completes Acquisition of NewsPage
NEW YORK; Nov. 6, 2012 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of NewsPage Pte Ltd (“NewsPage”), based in Singapore. NewsPage is a leading provider of integrated distributor management and mobility software for the consumer goods industry in emerging markets.
The acquisition was originally announced on Aug. 30
. Approximately 128 NewsPage employees based in Singapore, China, India and Malaysia are joining Accenture as a result of the acquisition. NewsPage will become a part of Accenture Software, the company’s dedicated software business.
The acquisition of NewsPage adds distributor management and mobility capabilities to the Accenture CAS software platform and brings a multi-platform mobility capability to the Accenture CAS software platform, allowing it to run on Windows, Android and iOS devices.
“Acquiring NewsPage reinforces our position as a leading provider of integrated sales software for the consumer goods industry,” said Fabio Vacirca, managing director of Accenture’s Consumer Goods & Services industry practice. “By integrating NewsPage’s technology into the successful Accenture CAS software platform we will be able to offer consumer goods companies the ability to manage efficiently all of their sales processes on a single platform, across mature and emerging markets.”
“This acquisition further demonstrates Accenture Software’s commitment to becoming a leading provider of vertical industry software,” said Colin Davies, managing director of Accenture Software. “Our software delivers real value for our clients and enables them to achieve business outcomes that drive revenue and growth.”
The NewsPage technology will be added to “Accenture Perfect Sales.” This service enables consumer goods companies to improve their retail execution by helping to increase their operational efficiencies, sales performance and data visibility. Accenture Perfect Sales combines skills, assets, software platforms and processes to focus on specific consumer goods industry issues.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with 257,000 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
combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high performance. Its home page is www.accenture.com/software
. For more information on Accenture CAS, Please visit www.accenture.com/accenturecas
NewsPage, a market leader in mobility, has been in the business of developing and deploying industry-ready mobile applications since 1993. NewsPage Distributor Management is an end-to-end enterprise solution that caters for businesses that sell thru distributors. NewsPage has an extensive install base worldwide with more than 60 successful systems running in 20 countries across 7 different time zones in multiple languages. For more information, visit www.newspage.com.sg
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