Amid Anticipated Skills Shortages, Half of U.S. Businesses Plan to Increase their Investment in Training in the Next Two Years, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 29, 2013 – U.S. executives at large companies confirm that a skills gap persists for their businesses, with nearly half (46 percent) concerned that they won’t have the skills they need in the next one to two years, according to new research released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). In a positive sign, 51 percent of companies expect to increase investments in training over the next two years, and 35 percent of executives whose companies are facing a skills shortage admitted that they have not invested enough in training in the past.
October 29, 2013

U.S. “Switching Economy” Puts Up To $1.3 Trillion of Revenue Up for Grabs for Companies Offering Superior Customer Experiences, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; October 22, 2013 –  Despite having more data and insights into consumer desires and preferences, companies in the U.S. have failed to meaningfully improve customer satisfaction or reverse rising switching rates among their customers. As a result, there is a potential $1.3 trillion of revenue at play in the U.S. market represented by the “switching economy,” according to new research released by Accenture (NYSE: ACN)*.
October 22, 2013

Accenture Completes Acquisition of PRION Group

STUTTGART; Oct 1, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of PRION Group – a leading consulting and systems integrator that specializes in Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software. The acquisition strengthens Accenture’s PLM skills and enhances its ability to help clients deliver products to customers faster and more efficiently.
October 01, 2013

As Risk Management Gains Stature in the C-Suite, Accenture Finds Risk Managers Challenged by Skills Shortages and Insufficient Analytics Capabilities

NEW YORK; September 19, 2013 – While nearly all organizations (98 percent) consider risk management more important than it was two years ago, finding the right talent is a challenge, with 54 percent of organizations reporting a shortage of candidates with the right skills, according to the new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) 2013 Global Risk Management study.
September 19, 2013

Four Out of Five Chinese Cities Fail to Achieve Resource Efficient, Sustainable Growth, Finds Accenture and Chinese Academy of Sciences

DALIAN; Sept. 10, 2013 – Eighty percent of Chinese cities are failing to achieve a balance between economic growth, resource efficiency and sustainable development, according to a study by Accenture and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The joint research, covering 73 cities, also shows that China’s mid-sized cities are in the best position to achieve that balance in the future.
September 10, 2013

Accenture Helps Hostess Brands Deliver the “Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever”

NEW YORK; September 9, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has teamed with Hostess Brands, LLC to design and implement a new operating model and business processes, and deliver end-to-end information technology (IT) transformation. The work helped Hostess Brands to successfully relaunch Twinkies®, one of America’s most iconic products, and get them back on store shelves in less than three months. Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.
September 09, 2013

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in IDC MarketScape Industry and Functional Business Consulting Reports

NEW YORK; Aug 29, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned as a Leader by IDC in providing  business consulting services to private and public sector clients in each of IDCs newly published industry and functional  IDC MarketScape reports.
August 29, 2013

Accenture Expands Product Lifecycle Management Expertise with Acquisition of PRION Group

STUTTGART; August 12, 2013 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced its intent to acquire PRION Group – a leading consulting and systems integrator that specializes in Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Software. The acquisition will strengthen Accenture’s PLM skills and enhance its ability to help clients deliver products to customers faster and more efficiently.
August 12, 2013

Accenture Qualifies for Management Consulting Work Across U.S. Federal Government

ARLINGTON, VA; July 22, 2013 – Accenture Federal Services has qualified for a five-year management consulting Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to help federal agencies operate more efficiently and effectively. The BPA has a $60 million annual estimated ceiling.
July 22, 2013

Fortune Favours the Brave: UK Business Could Benefit From £100bn Sustainable Innovation Opportunity, finds Study by Accenture, M&S and Business in the Community

LONDON; July 1, 2013 – UK business could secure £100bn in annual productivity gains generated by innovations designed to address environmental and social challenges, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the charity, Business in the Community and Marks & Spencer.
July 01, 2013