NEW YORK and SAN JOSE, Calif.—April 24, 2006—Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has integrated BEA Systems (NASDAQ: BEAS) enterprise and communications infrastructure software as a core component of the Accenture Service Delivery Platform (SDP). A cornerstone offering within Accenture Communications Solutions, the Accenture SDP is designed to help carriers rapidly launch converged voice and multimedia services across all types of wireless and fixed line networks.
The Accenture Service Delivery Platform enabled by BEA software, which is currently being used by multiple service providers around the world, is designed to provide carriers the ability to integrate content-based services from a variety of sources and heterogeneous technologies. Incorporating the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform™ and BEA WebLogic Platform™ products, the SDP can help support innovative, next-generation services such IPTV, Mobile Content Delivery, VoIP/converged communications, instant messaging, and third-party content management. Content is delivered via the standards-based SDP that supports IMS, a layer of software intelligence that is designed to allow collaborative development of rich media services.
“Following a period of consolidation and cost-cutting, communications service providers are focusing on growth and innovation in their quest for high performance,” said Angelo Morelli, a partner in Accenture’s Communications & High Tech operating group. “Companies that can rapidly create and deliver new value-added services can generate top-line revenue growth, increase market share and improve customer satisfaction and retention. Accenture Communications Solutions featuring the Service Delivery Platform, enabled by BEA software, are designed so that they can help drive this type of transformation.”
“Accenture brings years of invaluable communications experience and industry insight to bear and we are pleased to be working with them on this effort,” said Mike McHugh, vice president and general manager, BEA WebLogic Communications Platform, BEA Systems. “Integration into the Accenture Service Delivery Platform can place the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform technology at the heart of the move by carriers to open up their wireline and wireless networks to a new community of developers and IMS application providers that can help provide them with the rich, revenue generating services they desire.”
The new SDP is designed to enable a collaborative approach to product development, helping to enable third-party or internal developers to create new, valued-added services faster, more consistently and with less expense. Additionally, it is designed to help communications and media companies reduce the time it takes to roll out rich new converged voice & multimedia services. Also, thanks to the pre-integration of all components in the Accenture Communications Solutions suite, the platform is designed so that it can become operational in less then three months.
For more information on Accenture Communications Solutions featuring the Service Delivery Platform, please visit: http://www.accenture.com/Global/Services/By_Industry/Communications/AccCommSolutions.htm
For more information on the BEA WebLogic Communications Platform please visit please visit: www.bea.com/wlcom. For BEA WebLogic Platform products please visit. www.bea.com/platform.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. With deep industry and business process expertise, broad global resources and a proven track record, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills and technologies to help clients improve their performance. With more than 129,000 people in 48 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$15.55 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2005. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
BEA Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: BEAS) is a world leader in enterprise infrastructure software, providing standards-based platforms to accelerate the secure flow of information and services. BEA product lines –WebLogic®, Tuxedo®, and the new AquaLogic™ family of Service Infrastructure – help customers reduce IT complexity and successfully deploy Service-Oriented Architectures to improve business agility and efficiency. For more information please visit www.bea.com.
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Some of the statements in this press release are forward-looking, including the statements regarding the plans, goals, completion, implementation, benefits, and details of the relationship between BEA and Accenture (“Global Partner”); the development efforts, product delivery and other goals related to this relationship; and the features and benefits of BEA’s and Global Partner’s products as herein described and such products ability to help support innovative, next-generation services such IPTV, Mobile Content Delivery, VoIP/converged communications, instant messaging, and third-party content management and to help companies rapidly create and deliver new value-added services that can help such companies generate top-line revenue growth,. Actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties that could cause results to differ materially include risks associated with: any unforeseen technical difficulties related to the development and optimization BEA’s or Global Partner’s products; the timing of additional investments of resources by BEA and Global Partner related to any joint initiatives; and any software errors related to BEA’s or Global Partner’s products or the integration thereof. Readers should also refer to the risk disclosures set forth in BEA’s 10-Q for the quarter ended January 31, 2006 as filed with the SEC and subsequent reports filed thereafter by BEA from time-to-time with the SEC. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are made as of the date hereof, and BEA does not assume any obligation to update such statements nor the reasons why actual results could differ materially from those projected in such statements.