Accenture selected for Application Development and Management Services
LONDON and NEW YORK; October 26, 2011 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a multi-year agreement to provide application development and management services to Anglo American.
Accenture will manage Anglo American’s global suite of commercial applications across group functions and its platinum, copper, nickel, iron ore, thermal coal and metallurgical coal commodities business. Under the agreement, Accenture will provide IT functional consulting and development services to design, build and test applications in addition to ongoing application maintenance and support.
The two companies will collaborate to meet Anglo American’s goals which include improving service reliability through upgraded performance and simplifying and rationalizing the existing supplier landscape supporting Anglo American’s application portfolio.
Rik Vervisch, senior executive in Accenture’s mining industry group, said “Consolidating global application development and management services will enable Anglo American to realise IT synergies and reduce application development and management costs. We look forward to helping Anglo American build and maintain a high performance application suite to help its strategic programmes over the coming years.”
About Anglo American
Anglo American plc is one of the world’s largest mining companies, is headquartered in the UK and listed on the London and Johannesburg stock exchanges. Anglo American’s portfolio of mining businesses spans precious metals and minerals – in which it is a global leader in both platinum and diamonds; base metals – copper and nickel; and bulk commodities – iron ore, metallurgical coal and thermal coal. Anglo American is committed to the highest standards of safety and responsibility across all its businesses and geographies and to making a sustainable difference in the development of the communities around its operations. The company’s mining operations and extensive pipeline of growth projects are located in southern Africa, South America, Australia, North America and Asia. www.angloamerican.com
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 236,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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