New Platform Offers Faster, More Cost-Effective Way to Upgrade Technology
NEW YORK; May 12, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has launched a new Oracle-based enterprise solution to help public pension program administrators take advantage of the flexibility and cost savings of a commercial off-the-shelf technology system.
The system, Accenture’s Enterprise Solution for Pensions (AESP), is based on Oracle’s PeopleSoft applications, Oracle Middleware, and Oracle technology. It incorporates more than 30 years of experience implementing the capabilities needed by public pension organizations that serve tens of millions of people.
AESP’s flexibility enables faster and more cost-effective pension system operations and provides organizations with greater flexibility and the agility needed to adapt as policies change. It provides the business functionality required by modern public pension programs, including member and retiree management and administration, employer administration and contribution, payroll and payment management.
"Public pension organizations face major opportunities to develop modern technology capabilities while controlling costs,” said Owen Davies, who leads Accenture’s public pension practice in North America. “Accenture’s initiative leveraging Oracle solutions offers tremendous capabilities at the leading edge of the industry.”
“Accenture has significant subject matter expertise in this space as well as extensive skills to leverage Oracle’s PeopleSoft Pension solution along with additional Oracle assets, including Oracle Policy Automation, for a complete offering,” said Paco Aubrejuan, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle’s PeopleSoft. “Together, Accenture and Oracle can provide publicly funded pension systems the flexibility to modernize their systems in a cost effective manner while utilizing a comprehensive solution.”
The AESP software solution is aligned with other assets in Accenture’s portfolio of solutions for pension organizations, which includes:
- Capability Assessment Model. Enables examination of more than 40 capabilities and 200 characteristics of pension benefit administration. The model includes an assessment tool to categorize performance as Basic, Advanced, or Leading in each area. Assessment results can help retirement systems identify and prioritize opportunities for improved performance.
- Pension Logical Operating Model. Includes business process models, use case examples, key performance indicators and requirements matrices representing Accenture’s vision of a high performance-retirement system.
- AESP Delivery Repository. Several thousand system development artifacts facilitate delivery of AESP, including workflows, user interface guidelines, data conversion tools, configuration guides, test plans/scripts and user and operations documentation.
- Reference Pension Business Rules Set. A reference rule set implemented on Oracle’s Pension Administration (OPA) business rules engine is designed to integrate with legacy pension administration solutions.
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.
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