April 17, 2007
Vodafone Appoints Accenture to Assist in the Implementation of a Global ERP System


LONDON
; April 17, 2007 – Vodafone and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have signed a multi-year agreement under which Accenture will support Vodafone in the development and implementation of a single, global enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to improve the management of information.

Accenture will help to enhance the efficiency of Vodafone’s finance, supply chain and human resource capabilities across 17 of its operating companies as well as other group functions. The implementation is scheduled to run for around three years. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Vodafone Group Chief Financial Officer Andy Halford said, “Accenture’s experience and expertise in this area will help ensure that the new ERP system delivers a range of benefits to Vodafone including greater efficiencies across a number of business functions, as well as enhanced business agility. We look forward to working with Accenture on this initiative.

As its preferred systems integration supplier on this project, Accenture will help Vodafone to improve efficiencies by enhancing the management of information as well as through the standardization and centralization of critical business processes.

Mark Bryant, Accenture’s managing director responsible for the Vodafone business, said, “Accenture has been working with Vodafone for a number of years on a range of projects to support Vodafone as it redefines the future of global mobile telecommunications.  Accenture’s ability to deliver capabilities seamlessly across areas such as finance, human resource services and supply chain management on a global basis will help Vodafone to realize the many benefits of a fully-integrated ERP solution across its operating companies."

About Accenture

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 152,000 people in 49 countries, the company generated net revenues of US$16.65 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2006.  Its home page is www.accenture.com

About Vodafone

Vodafone is the world’s leading international mobile communications group with operations in 25 countries across five continents and over 200 million proportionate customers by the end of January 2007, as well as 36 partner networks. For further information, please visit www.vodafone.com

 

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