Disconnect Between CMOs and CIOs Threatens Marketing Effectiveness of Companies, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; August 22, 2013 – A disconnect between chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) threatens the ability of companies to deliver effective customer experiences, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study, based on a survey of 400 senior marketing and 250 information technology (IT) executives in 10 countries, revealed that only one in 10 of the executives believes collaboration between CMOs and CIOs is currently at the right level.
 
August 22, 2013

Accenture and Demandware Help Lacoste Launch its Online Business in China

NEW YORK and BURLINGTON, Mass.; Aug 6, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Demandware, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE), have collaborated on a new multichannel commerce solution to help Lacoste rapidly establish its online presence in Greater China. The engagement with the global fashion brand leverages Accenture’s new solution, which uses Demandware as the core digital commerce platform.
 
August 06, 2013

Accenture and hybris Team to Implement Multichannel Commerce Solutions for Global Enterprises

NEW YORK and LONDON; August 5, 2013 – To help global companies implement cross-border multichannel commerce solutions more effectively, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has become the sole global strategic partner of hybris, the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform. The agreement will enable international brands to create consistent consumer transaction experiences across multiple channels, including online, mobile and in-store, regardless of geographic location.
 
August 05, 2013

Accenture Builds Demand Response Billing System for Yokohama Smart City Project to Increase Energy Efficiency and Reduce Peak Demand

TOKYO; August 1, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the completion and deployment of a demand response customer billing system for the Yokohama Smart City Project (YSCP), the largest smart city pilot in Japan.  
 
August 01, 2013

Accenture Expands its Digital Capabilities in API Management Through Strategic Relationship with Apigee

New York and Palo Alto, Calif.; Aug. 1, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Apigee, which develops software to help customers build mobile platforms with apps, data and APIs, have expanded their relationship, forming a global alliance to deliver solutions that help clients more easily build mobile applications and connect enterprise systems.
 
August 01, 2013

Accenture Collaborates With Michelin To Launch Michelin solutions, A New Mobility-Focused Business Based on Accenture Cloud Platform

PARIS; July 19, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is collaborating with Michelin Group to create a new business – Michelin solutions1 supporting the MICHELIN® solutions2 brand. The company is focused on delivering mobility solutions to its customers through the use of the Accenture Cloud Platform and a wide range of solutions offered on a pay-per-use basis.
 
July 19, 2013

Accenture Completes Acquisition of Acquity Group, Strengthening its Digital Marketing and eCommerce Capabilities

NEW YORK and CHICAGO; July 8, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Acquity Group Ltd. (NYSE MKT: AQ), the second-largest independent digital marketing company in the United States, which provides strategy, digital marketing and technical services to help companies enhance their brand experiences and eCommerce performance. 
 
July 08, 2013

Accenture and Predixion Software to Help Clients Reduce Cost and Time of Decision Making by Extending Advanced Analytics Solutions to Business Users

NEW YORK; July 8, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement with Predixion Software, a provider of collaborative predictive analytics software, to jointly develop advanced industry and process-specific analytics solutions designed for the needs of business users. The agreement, which is part of a strategic investment Accenture has made in Predixion Software, strengthens Accenture’s ongoing strategy to bring capabilities to its clients that cover the full analytics value chain.
 
July 08, 2013

Accenture and GE Form Global Strategic Alliance to Develop Advanced Applications that Leverage Industrial Strength Big Data to Drive Efficiency and Productivity

SAN FRANCISCO, CA; June 18, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and GE (NYSE: GE) have formed a strategic global alliance to develop technology and analytics applications that help companies across a range of industries take advantage of the massive amounts of industrial strength big data that is generated through their business operations. The alliance expands on Accenture and GE’s relationship announced in 2012 with the establishment of Taleris - a joint venture to deliver a co-developed, web-based prognostics service for aircraft parts and systems which helps manage preventive maintenance.
 
June 18, 2013

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Consulting 2013 Vendor Analysis

NEW YORK; June 4, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a “Leader” in International Data Corporation’s (IDC) recent report “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Mobility Consulting 2013 Vendor Analysis.” The IDC MarketScape represents a vendor assessment, including both qualitative and quantitative characteristics, of the 2013 enterprise mobility consulting market through the IDC MarketScape model. Click here to access an excerpt of the report.
 
June 04, 2013