Skills Shortage Threatens Future Earnings and Growth Prospects of U.S. Manufacturers, According to a New Report from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute

NEW YORK; May 14, 2014 – U.S. manufacturers may be losing up to 11 percent annually* of their earnings as a result of increased production costs stemming from  a shortage of skilled workers, according to a new study from Accenture and The Manufacturing Institute.   
 
May 14, 2014

CFOs Revealed as Technology Evangelists, Finds New Accenture and Oracle Study

NEW YORK and REDWOOD SHORES, CA; March 19, 2014 – Nearly 68 percent of finance and business executives believe the CFO is a strong evangelist for the transformational potential of technology, but only a fifth (20 percent), think finance organizations have adopted leading-edge technology, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and Oracle.
 
March 19, 2014

Accenture Positioned in the 'Leaders' Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services, Worldwide

NEW YORK; Feb. 25, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is positioned in the “Leaders” quadrant of independent analyst firm Gartner Inc.’s recent report, "Magic Quadrant for Business Operations Consulting Services, Worldwide1.”
February 25, 2014

Sustainability is Key to Business Success, Say Indian CEOs

NEW DELHI, India; Feb. 14, 2014 – Two thirds of CEOs of Indian companies say that sustainability is very important to the future success of their business, but less than half (44 percent) think business is making sufficient efforts to address global sustainability challenges, according to a new report published today by Global Compact Network India (GCNI) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
February 14, 2014

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in an IDC MarketScape Worldwide Life Sciences Manufacturing and Supply Chain Vendor Assessment on Strategic Consulting

NEW YORK; February 13, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) is positioned as a Leader in an IDC Health Insights vendor assessment covering strategic consulting across the life sciences manufacturing and supply chain industry.
 
February 13, 2014

Companies Pursue Cross Sector Growth as Digital Technologies Dissolve Traditional Industry Boundaries, Accenture Research Finds

DAVOS, Switzerland; Jan. 21, 2014 – As the global economy continues to recover, a majority of companies intend to pursue growth opportunities outside their own industry sectors as digital technologies help create new higher growth markets, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The research also shows that most top executives believe the ability of new digital technologies to dissolve industry boundaries is the most important structural shift businesses will face over the next five years.  
 
January 21, 2014

Businesses Express Strong Confidence for 2014 and a Focus On New Markets, According to Accenture Research Conducted by the EIU

NEW YORK; Jan 15, 2014 – Business executives are optimistic about business and economic prospects in 2014, according to new research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). Although most plan to drive growth by prioritizing exports and new products and services, the research reveals that companies have greater potential to focus their digital investments on driving growth and reaching new customers.
 
January 15, 2014

U.S. Employees Eager to be Corporate Entrepreneurs but Lack Support and Rewards From Employers, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; December 16, 2013 – U.S. employees are hungry to be entrepreneurial, but most believe their companies don’t do enough to support and reward their efforts to generate ideas, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). More than half (52 percent) of the 800 corporate employees surveyed and business decision makers responding to the survey say they have pursued an entrepreneurial idea inside their company, but only 20 percent believe their company offers enough support for developing new ideas.
 
December 16, 2013

Global Manufacturers Lack Flexibility Described as Critical to Their Growth, Finds Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Nov. 21, 2013 – The vast majority of global manufacturers lack the ability to swiftly respond to marketplace uncertainty and volatility despite the fact that they believe flexible operations are vital to future growth, according to a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) study. Still, broad optimism about the outlook exists among manufacturers, with 85 percent of respondents expecting growth in the economies of their top markets through 2014 as they commit to improving their operating models.
November 21, 2013

Brandix to Collaborate with Accenture to Improve Operational Efficiency Through Business Process Outsourcing Agreement In Sri Lanka

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka; Nov. 19, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed an agreement with Brandix (www.brandix.com), the largest exporter of apparel in Sri Lanka, to provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
 
November 19, 2013