Ralf Miller
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July 09, 2003
Deutsche Bahn Systems and Accenture to Offer Transportation and Logistics Technology Solutions to Deutsche Bahn

FRANKFURT; July 9, 2003 Deutsche Bahn (DB) Systems, the information technology service provider of German railway company Deutsche Bahn AG, and Accenture, the world´s leading management consulting and technology services company, have signed an alliance to develop technology solutions for the logistics division of Deutsche Bahn AG.

The two companies will collaborate on two projects for Deutsche Bahn’s cargo division, including creating a new customer relationship management solution and developing and maintaining the carrier’s order management systems.

“Working together with a strong global partner will allow us to more quickly address our new business challenges,” said Karl Heinz Holzwarth, managing director of DB Systems. “Accenture adds to this alliance its knowledge, global breadth and expertise in the field of integrated logistics solutions.”

“DB Systems has a history of developing leading-edge technology for Deutsche Bahn’s cargo division,” said Tönnies von Donop, a partner in Accenture´s Transportation & Travel Services practice. “Teaming with DB Systems, we can bring additional scale, industry insight and technology capabilities that will help Deutsche Bahn compete in a market that demands speed and efficiency.”

About Accenture
Accenture is the world’s leading management consulting and technology services company. Committed to delivering innovation, Accenture collaborates with its clients to help them realize their visions and create tangible value. With deep industry expertise, broad global resources and proven experience in consulting and outsourcing, Accenture can mobilize the right people, skills, alliances and technologies. With more than 75,000 people in 47 countries, the company generated net revenues of $11.6 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2002. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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