August 26, 2009
BP Taps Accenture to Provide SAP Applications Development Services

LONDON and NEW YORK; Aug. 26, 2009 -- BP has awarded Accenture (NYSE:ACN) a contract to provide BP with information technology application development services. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Accenture will help BP simplify, standardize and consolidate its IT software applications to meet BP’s goals of achieving efficiency throughout the organization and to manage IT costs.  Under the agreement, Accenture will be BP’s strategic service provider for its SAP development work.


Dana Deasy, BP Group CIO, said: "I’ve been very pleased with the quality of Accenture’s proposal and to have selected them as one of our strategic application development and application maintenance vendors. In awarding Accenture our SAP development work we look forward to taking advantage of their extensive SAP know-how and leveraging their deep understanding of the oil and gas Industry. This contract will help BP to accelerate the implementation of SAP across the organization, and lower our overall cost base.”


John Downie, senior executive with Accenture’s Energy industry group, said, “We are delighted that BP has selected Accenture as its strategic service provider for SAP development work.  Our relationship with BP spans more than 20 years; we look forward to helping BP to further leverage its IT investments, increase operational performance and gain efficiencies.”


BP is one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, serving millions of customers every day in more than 100 countries across six continents. BP’s business segments are Exploration and Production; Refining and Marketing; and Alternative Energy, its low-carbon energy business. Through these activities, BP provides fuel for transportation; energy for heat and light; retail services; and petrochemicals products for textiles and packaging.


Over the last 12 months BP has undertaken a programme to consolidate its IT vendors for application development and application maintenance (ADAM). BP had a rigorous procurement selection process which assessed Accenture on capability, Oil and Gas sector knowledge and cost. Accenture met these criteria and has demonstrated its ability to support BP’s agenda of simplification, standardization and corporate efficiency.

About Accenture
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. 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.  With approximately 177,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$23.39 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2008.  Its home page is


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