Accenture Builds on Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO) With Version Three Featuring New Mobility Capability

SAN FRANCISCO; Oct. 3, 2011 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today unveiled at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 version three of its Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO), which offers clients a variety of new features, including the capability to access Oracle Applications on mobile devices.
October 03, 2011

Nokia and Accenture Close Symbian Software Development and Support Services Outsourcing Agreement

ESPOO, Finland; Sept. 30, 2011 – Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have closed the agreement for Nokia to outsource Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture.
Under the agreement, originally announced on June 22, 2011, Accenture will provide Symbian-based software development and support services to Nokia at least until 2016 and also become the preferred supplier for Nokia in its transition to Windows Phone.  Following the close, approximately 2,300 employees from China, Finland, India, the United Kingdom and the United States are transferring from Nokia to Accenture.  
September 30, 2011

Nokia and Accenture Finalize Symbian Software Development and Support Services Outsourcing Agreement

Nokia and Accenture Finalize Symbian Software Development and  Support Services Outsourcing Agreement
ESPOO, Finland; June 22, 2011- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have finalized an agreement for Nokia to outsource Symbian software development and support activities to Accenture.  Plans of the agreement were first announced on April 27, 2011. 
June 22, 2011

Accenture and SAP Announce Strategic Relationship to Develop and Deploy New Mobility Solutions

Accenture and SAP Announce Strategic Relationship to Develop and Deploy New Mobility Solutions
ORLANDO, Fla.; May 17, 2011 Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SAP AG (NYSE: SAP) today announced their plans to jointly develop and manage the deployment of new enterprise mobility solutions leveraging Sybase® Unwired Platform coupled with Accenture Mobility Services enterprise mobility offerings. Development efforts will initially focus on three industries — oil and gas, utilities and consumer products, with plans to expand into other industries. The announcement was made at SAPPHIRE® NOW, being held in Orlando, Florida, May 15-18, 2011.
May 17, 2011

Consumers Juggling Home and Mobile Electronics Devices Would Welcome One Source of Technical Help to Manage it All, Accenture Survey Shows

Consumers Juggling Home and Mobile Electronics Devices Would Welcome One Source of Technical Help to Manage it All, Accenture Survey Shows

NEW YORK, May 2, 2011 – Consumers who are juggling the use of their home-based and mobile consumer electronics devices would welcome integrated technical support to manage them, especially if they could turn to a single company for help, according to a study from Accenture (NYSE:ACN).

May 02, 2011

Nokia Announces Plans to Transfer Symbian Software Activities to Accenture; Accenture to Provide Future Smartphone Ecosystem Services to Nokia

Nokia Announces Plans to Transfer Symbian Software Activities to Accenture; Accenture to Provide Future Smartphone Ecosystem Services to Nokia
ESPOO, Finland and NEW YORK; April 27, 2011 – Nokia (NYSE: NOK) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced plans for a strategic collaboration in which Nokia would outsource its Symbian software activities and transition about 3,000 employees to Accenture. At the same time, Accenture would provide mobility software services to Nokia for future smartphones.

 

April 27, 2011

Consumers of all Ages are Going ‘Over-the-Top’

Consumers of all Ages are Going ‘Over-the-Top’
NEW YORK; April 11, 2011 – The majority of consumers of all ages in seven major markets around the world are choosing to watch video content over the Internet via their televisions, PCs, smartphones and other electronic devices, according to Accenture’s (NYSE: ACN) Video-Over-Internet Consumer Usage Survey.
April 11, 2011

Accenture Life Safety Solution Deployed at Robinson, Illinois Refinery

Accenture Life Safety Solution Deployed at Robinson, Illinois Refinery
NEW YORK; April 4, 2011 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that Marathon Petroleum Company LP (Marathon), a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO), is deploying the wireless-based Accenture Life Safety Solution at its Robinson, Illinois refinery. The solution integrates Wi-Fi and location-based technologies with multi-gas detectors to allow companies to remotely monitor incidents in locations previously not suited for wireless networks.  
April 04, 2011

Accenture Study Finds Fewer Consumers Switch Service Providers Despite Decreasing Satisfaction, Reversing a Trend

Accenture Study Finds Fewer Consumers Switch Service Providers Despite Decreasing Satisfaction, Reversing a Trend

NEW YORK, Feb. 16, 2010 – For the first time in six years, the number of consumers who switched service providers as a result of poor customer service declined in 2010, according to the latest edition of an annual consumer behavior study released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). This occurred even as consumers continue to expect more from customer service and their satisfaction with customer service has been decreasing.  In fact, the study shows that consumer satisfaction is down across the board – in each of the 11 service characteristics survey respondents were asked to rate.  Their satisfaction declined in areas ranging from having customer service available at convenient times to being able to access service through multiple channels.

February 16, 2011

Interest in Mobile Phone Payments Strong Among Most Active Mobile Users

Interest in Mobile Phone Payments Strong Among Most Active Mobile Users

BARCELONA; Feb. 15, 2011 – New research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that nearly half (45 percent) of the most active mobile device users would welcome the opportunity to pay for goods and services using their mobile phone, despite the fact that 73 percent expressed significant privacy and identity theft concerns.

February 15, 2011