European High-Net-Worth Investors Want Digital Services from Their Private Banks, Accenture Survey Finds

LONDON; July 22, 2015 – High-net-worth investors are avid users of digital technology for managing their finances and, despite often being older than the average investor, are just as likely as younger investors to demand digital wealth-management services, according to a new survey of high-income, digitally savvy European investors by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
July 22, 2015

Efma and Accenture Open Application Period for Third Annual Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards

PARIS and NEW YORK and HONG KONG; July 21, 2015 – Efma, an association of 3,300 retail financial services companies in more than 130 countries, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have opened the application period for their third annual Global Retail Banking Innovation Awards program, which identifies and rewards the most-innovative projects and ideas in bank distribution and marketing. Applicants can enter at www.efma.com/InnovationsSubmit from now until Sept. 7.
July 21, 2015

Accenture Acquires Full Ownership Stake in Solium from BBVA, Expanding Its Capabilities for Delivering Hybrid Cloud Solutions to Enterprises

MADRID; July 20, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has strengthened its hybrid cloud and mobility capabilities in Europe by acquiring full ownership in Solium, a Madrid-based technology company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
July 20, 2015

Accenture Mortgage Cadence Completes Enhancements of All Mortgage Lending Platforms Ahead of TILA-RESPA Effective Date

DENVER, CO; July 16, 2015 – With the release of the latest version of the Accenture Mortgage Cadence Loan Fulfillment Center platform, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed enhancements to all of its mortgage lending platforms to provide lenders with the required functionality to lend compliantly with the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure (TRID) rule, which now, pending a final rule from the CFPB, goes into effect on October 3, 2015.
July 16, 2015

Accenture Upgrades Human Services Software to Help Government Agencies Streamline Citizen Services and Increase Capacity

ARLINGTON, Va; July 16, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released version 7.1 of its Human Services Suite, with new features including automatic renewal of benefits, real-time identify verification and real-time insights on application status.
July 16, 2015

Hyundai Heavy Industries and Accenture to Build Connected Smart Ships

NEW YORK; July 16, 2015 – Hyundai Heavy Industries, a world leading shipbuilder, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) are collaborating to design a ‘connected smart ship’ that will enable ship owners to better manage their fleets and achieve potential operational savings through the application of digital technologies.
July 16, 2015

Accenture and Avanade to Help Freeport-McMoRan Implement Cloud-Based IT Model Based on Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure

NEW YORK; July 15, 2015 ­– Accenture(NYSE: ACN) has signed a five-year contract with Freeport-McMoRan Inc., a premier international natural resources company, to continue migrating its information technology (IT) operations to a cloud-based model.  Aligned to its cloud strategy, the project is designed to help Freeport-McMoRan achieve its “IT of the Future” objective – which includes making the company more agile and enabling it to innovate faster – while reducing costs and improving service quality and satisfaction.
July 15, 2015

Accenture Helps Camden Clark Medical Center Reduce Costs and Improve Care

PARKERSBURG, W.Va; July 15, 2015 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is helping Camden Clark Medical Center (CCMC) generate millions of dollars in savings through identifying and implementing changes to reduce readmission rates, shorten patients’ average length of stay and standardize business and care management practices.
July 15, 2015

Two Thirds of Enterprises Not Prepared for “As-a-Service Economy,” According to Accenture and HfS Research Study

NEW YORK and BOSTON; July 14, 2015 – The ways enterprises buy and receive services to augment their operations are undergoing unprecedented change, according to a new research study sponsored by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and published by industry analyst firm HfS Research. The report finds that while cost effective business services will always be important, achieving the next threshold of value creation is dependent upon transitioning to the emerging “As-a-Service Economy.” In this model, value is delivered via on-demand, highly scalable plug-and-play services that impact business outcomes. Simplification is king – eliminating complexity, poor processes and manual intervention in favor of working smarter through simplified, but intelligent operations.
July 14, 2015

Regulation-Imposed Global Structural Reform Drives Continued Significant Investment at Financial Services Institutions, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK and LONDON; July 14, 2015 – More than half (56 percent) of large financial services institutions surveyed, including banks, insurers and capital markets firms, expect to invest at least US$200 million on projects to overhaul how they do business to address global structural reform (GSR) regulations this year, with nearly one third expecting to spend at least US$500 million, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
July 14, 2015