Source of Complexity for CFOs Shifts from External Forces to Internal Issues, Accenture Study Shows

NEW YORK; Sept. 29, 2014 – While finance functions of large companies have made notable progress in managing external forces over the past three years, CFOs say that internal complexity – particularly that caused by growth – is their most significant challenge today, new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows.
September 29, 2014

Technology an Underused Tool in Emerging Market Supply Chains, Finds New Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Sept. 10, 2014 – Despite the vital role that technology plays in helping companies manage the complexity and volatility in global operations, only 48 percent of the more than 1,000 global companies surveyed for a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) study use technology extensively in their emerging market supply chains.   
 
September 10, 2014

Digital Innovation Critical in Battle to Win China’s Expected $4 Trillion Spend by Lower-End Consumers by 2020

TIANJIN; Sept. 10, 2014 – The rapid adoption of digital channels by ‘low’ and ‘middle-end’ consumers in China is creating significant opportunities for companies to achieve growth and increased market share, according to analysis by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), which is attending the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions (AMNC) 2014. Accenture’s analysis indicates that companies who can create value through digital innovation will be well-placed to take advantage of greatly increased spending by these consumer segments.
 
September 09, 2014

MAFF Selects Accenture to Help Japan Achieve ¥1 Trillion in Annual Exports

TOKYO; July 31, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has signed a contract to provide management consulting services for Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to support initiatives aimed at achieving ¥1 trillion in annual exports of Japanese agricultural, forestry and fisheries products and foods by 2020. The work is being conducted on behalf of MAFF’s newly created Export Strategy Executive Project.  
 
July 31, 2014

Divide Between CMOs and CIOs Narrows, but Companies Still Struggle To Deliver Integrated Digital Marketing Solutions, New Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK; July 22, 2014 – Chief marketing officers (CMOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) say they are working more collaboratively than in the past to take advantage of digital opportunities, but they remain at odds on a number of issues involving how to drive integrated digital marketing solutions for their customers, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  
July 22, 2014

Entrepreneurs Have the Potential to Create 10 Million Youth Jobs in G20 Countries, New Accenture Research Finds

SYDNEY; July 18, 2014 – Entrepreneurs can help drive the creation of 10 million youth jobs1 across the G20 countries2 if existing barriers to entrepreneurship were lifted, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also indicates that while 74 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed by Accenture say they plan to recruit young talent in 2014, many believe that a shortage of people with relevant skills is hindering job creation and growth.
July 17, 2014

Entrepreneurs Have the Potential to Create 10 Million Youth Jobs in G20 Countries, New Accenture Research Finds

SYDNEY; July 18, 2014 – Entrepreneurs can help drive the creation of 10 million youth jobs1 across the G20 countries2 if existing barriers to entrepreneurship were lifted, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The study also indicates that while 74 percent of entrepreneurs surveyed by Accenture say they plan to recruit young talent in 2014, many believe that a shortage of people with relevant skills is hindering job creation and growth.
July 17, 2014

CEOs and Consumers Disconnected on Sustainable Products and Services, Says Accenture, Havas Media report

LONDON; July 15, 2014 — Only a third of consumers regularly consider sustainability in their purchasing decisions, according to a global study by Accenture (ACN: NYSE) and Havas Media RE:PURPOSE, which reveals the reasons for the disconnect between business and consumer expectations of sustainable products and services. 
July 15, 2014

Accenture Expands its Enterprise Performance Management Capabilities with Acquisition of PureApps

LONDON; June 9, 2014 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired PureApps, a UK-based Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) provider that helps clients use financial insight and analysis to improve organizational effectiveness through better cost management and strategy execution. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s end-to-end EPM capabilities and enable Accenture to help CFOs transform the finance function using emerging digital technologies. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  
 
June 09, 2014

Business Leaders Identify Digital as Critical to Europe’s Growth but Predict It Will Trail the U.S. and China in the Development of Digital Technologies, Accenture Study Finds

BRUSSELS; May 14, 2014 – The vast majority of European business leaders see digital technologies as important to improving Europe’s competitiveness and economic growth, according to a study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), but one-half believe that Europe will lag behind both the United States and China in the development of digital technologies over the next three years.
 
May 14, 2014