Accenture to Work with CGI and State of California Franchise Tax Board to Modernize Systems
Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) Project to Help Boost State Tax Revenue Collections
SACRAMENTO, Calif; Dec. 7, 2011 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will work with prime contractor CGI Group Inc. (NYSE: GIB; TSX: GIB.A) to provide the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) with technology architecture and an Enterprise Data Warehouse to help the organization more effectively deliver and manage its mandated services.
California’s FTB administers the California Revenue and Taxation Code, with responsibilities including the processing of personal and business tax returns, answering inquiries and collecting more than 65 percent of the state’s general fund revenues ($60 billion in 2010).
The FTB, through an extensive analysis, identified business challenges in areas including data availability, business processes, system redundancy, self-services, data analysis and business entity tax system flexibility. To address these business challenges, FTB initiated the Enterprise Data to Revenue (EDR) project with prime contractor CGI. As a primary subcontractor to CGI on this project, Accenture will implement service-oriented architecture (SOA) and workflow architecture components to help provide FTB greater system flexibility and improved operational efficiencies, as well as implement an Enterprise Data Warehouse to provide centralized data processing and integration of disparate data currently stored in multiple systems.
“This project is key to the State of California’s efforts to identify and collect billions of dollars in additional revenue over the next several years,” said Dan London, North American managing director for Accenture Health & Public Service. “In the midst of California’s financial challenges, we look forward to working with CGI and the State to leverage modern approaches to enable the tax system to better serve the needs of California state government, citizens and businesses.”
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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