NEW YORK; Oct. 18, 2016 – Sixty percent of consumers in North America use cash at least weekly to make purchases at a merchant location, down seven percentage points from 2015 – the most significant decline in use of traditional payment methods over the past year, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Awareness of mobile phone payments increased four percentage points from last year to 56 percent, however the regular use of mobile payments remains flat at 19 percent.
NEW YORK; Oct. 17, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by one of the world’s largest insurance companies to strengthen its annuity business through the firm’s Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) software.
NEW YORK; Oct. 13, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been chosen by Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) to help realize its As-a-Service vision that is part of the Hess IT transformation strategy. The new cloud-enabled operating model can ramp up or down IT infrastructure and digital technologies during volatile industry cycles. The model is underpinned by Accenture’s cloud services and ecosystem of partners that includes leading public cloud providers.
ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 17, 2016 – State governments and public service organizations designing effective digital strategies for citizen services of the future may need look no further than their mobile devices. U.S. citizens who transact a significant amount of business online – whether booking travel or conducting financial transactions – have similar expectations for accessing and using government services digitally, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN).
NEW YORK; Oct. 13, 2016 – New research from Accenture Interactive indicates that offering personalized experiences will translate to higher sales if businesses remove unintended barriers consumers report. While most consumers welcome personalized offerings, many complain of having received irrelevant recommendations and experienced an overwhelming choice of options when visiting brands and retailers’ websites.
NEW YORK; Oct. 13, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has introduced a revolutionary solution, Mortgage & Compliance as-a-Service (MCaaS), designed to help simplify the outsourcing model for lenders by providing a prescribed, end-to-end, product-rich mortgage manufacturing solution, coupled with the U.S. mortgage industry’s only warranty for compliance and investor risk. MCaaS loans will be processed on the Accenture Credit Services proprietary lending technology platform, LoanSequence.
BARCELONA, Oct. 13, 2016–Barcelona City Council has awarded a 30-month contract to promote the development of CityOS, an experimental operating system that streamlines the collection and analysis of information across all city services to help anticipate needs and improve citizen's advice and assistance services. In line with Barcelona City Council's technological sovereignty strategy, CityOS will foster citizens' control of data and the common good by incorporating the principles of responsible innovation and ethics in data management.
ARLINGTON, Va.; Oct. 12, 2016 – Accenture Federal Services has qualified to provide human capital strategy, training and development, and performance-improvement services to U.S. federal agencies under an $11.5 billion Human Capital and Training Solutions Contracts (HCaTS) award vehicle.
NEW YORK; Oct. 11, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) announced a collaboration with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to develop the next generation of predictive analytics solutions for asset management in the utilities industry to enable condition-based maintenance. The SAP® Predictive Maintenance and Service solution is planned to be extended to better manage risks by improving equipment uptime in transmission and distribution, as well as maintenance and equipment-replacement planning. The announcement comes after both companies announced in January a comprehensive program of ongoing collaboration on the core development and go-to-market for SAP S/4HANA®.
CHICAGO; Oct. 7, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened an Accenture Digital Hub in Chicago, a more than 70,000-square-foot space that will serve as a go-to destination for the company’s clients to explore the latest innovations that are transforming how organizations compete and grow in today’s fast-changing environment.
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