HOUSTON; May 18, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named the Technology Advisory House of the Year by Energy Risk Magazine. The award was announced yesterday in Houston at the Energy Risk annual awards, which celebrate excellence across global commodity markets.
Accenture received the award for its growing presence in the North American midstream natural gas sector, for supporting the regional expansion and start-up plans of several global commodity trading firms, and for developing tailored solutions for a growing number of asset-centric trading clients. Accenture was also recognized by Energy Risk for the previously published Readers Survey Software Rankings for 2016 where Accenture was voted #1 in both the Best Implementation Specialist and the Best Project Delivery within Budget.
“This has been a monumental year for our trading and risk practice. With the integration of Structure, we are now uniquely positioned to help our clients transform their business across Accenture’s five key disciplines of strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations,” said Baris Ertan, managing director, Accenture’s Trading and Risk Lead within Resources. “We have become the leading global provider of end-to-end commodity management services, supported by our vendor ecosystem, which has resulted in a track record of success for our clients.”
In 2015, Accenture’s North American Resources group completed the acquisition of Structure, adding some 200 professionals to its roster and boosting the company’s trading and risk delivery team. As a result, the company’s ability to deliver large, complex trading and risk projects and to support its clients’ business operations and technology has continued to expand.
Client appreciation for Accenture’s track record includes work for Calpine and TrailStone.
“The business acumen, technology acumen and thought leadership that Accenture brought to the table was instrumental to the overall success of Calpine’s ETRM project,” said Joel McKnight, vice president Commercial Information Systems.
“Accenture carried us through a three-year journey to design, configure and implement the North American components of an ETRM system supporting physical and financially settled products across the power, natural gas, liquids, agriculture and metals markets in Europe and North America,” said Troy Martin, senior partner and chief operating officer, TrailStone. “During the first half of the project, Accenture effectively served as our North American in-house technology team and during the second half, they successfully transitioned the final stages of configuration, implementation and on-going operations to our internal technology team.”
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