February 09, 2011

Mobile Banking Devices Can Deliver Strong Returns for Banks That Measure Customers’ Usage Patterns and Target Consumers’ Needs, According to Accenture Research

Mobile Banking Devices Can Deliver Strong Returns for Banks That Measure Customers’ Usage Patterns and Target Consumers’ Needs, According to Accenture Research
NEW YORK, Feb. 9,  2011 – When banks enable their customers to use a mobile device to check balances, transfer money, pay bills, apply for credit or manage their personal finances, they can achieve  returns on investment of as high as 300 percent, according to a new study commissioned by Accenture (NYSE:ACN).
February 07, 2011

Accenture Identifies Eight Trends Driving The Future of Information Technology

Accenture Identifies Eight Trends Driving The Future of Information Technology
NEW YORK; Feb. 7, 2011 -- The emerging world of information technology is one in which data is king, social platforms evolve as a new source of business intelligence, and cloud computing finally delivers on IT’s role as a driver of business growth, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
January 04, 2011

Consumers’ Purchases of Computers and Mobile Phones Will Decline While Purchases of Newer Consumer Technologies Will Soar, New Accenture Survey Finds

Consumers’ Purchases of Computers and Mobile Phones Will Decline While Purchases of Newer Consumer Technologies Will Soar, New Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK;  Jan. 4, 2011 –  A new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey predicts that consumer purchase rates for personal computers and mobile phones (excluding smartphones) will decline by 39 percent and 56 percent this year compared with last year, respectively. By contrast, buying rates of 3DTVs (three-dimensional TVs) are expected to rise 500 percent; tablet computers 160 percent; ebook readers 133 percent; and smartphones 26 percent.
 

December 21, 2010

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement

Accenture and Magneti Marelli Sign Five-Year IVI, Telematics and Embedded Software Agreement
NEW YORK; Dec. 21, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) will collaborate with Magneti Marelli in the design and development of the company’s in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), telematics and embedded software initiatives, under a five-year contract.
December 06, 2010

Use of Smartphones by Bargain-Hunting Consumers is Changing the Customer-Retailer Relationship, Accenture Survey Finds

Use of Smartphones by Bargain-Hunting Consumers is Changing the Customer-Retailer Relationship, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2010 – A global survey by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) on mobile devices and shopping shows that smartphone users would find it useful to download money-off coupons to their phones (79 percent), and receive instant money-off coupons as they pass by an item in a store (73 percent). Conversely, fewer than half (48 percent) of smartphone users have downloaded a coupon from their PCs. The survey results highlight how the growing use of smartphone technology and the economic downturn have encouraged cost-conscious consumers to explore alternative retail channels, such as online and smartphones, to secure bargains.
December 01, 2010

Accenture and NHN Corporation Sign Agreement to Collaborate to Develop Mobile Applications for Smartphones

Accenture and NHN Corporation Sign Agreement to Collaborate to Develop Mobile Applications for Smartphones
SEOUL; Dec. 2, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) and NHN Corporation have signed an agreement to collaborate in the development of applications for smartphones in South Korea. NHN is a leading Internet content service operator in South Korea. 
November 19, 2010

Accenture Agrees to Acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG, a Leader in Consumer Products Industry CRM and Mobility Software

Accenture Agrees to Acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG, a Leader in Consumer Products Industry CRM and Mobility Software

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2010 – Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has agreed to acquire CAS Computer Anwendungs-und Systemberatung AG (CAS), based in Kaiserslautern, Germany, a leading international provider of customer relationship management (CRM) and mobility software focused on  retail execution  and trade promotions for the consumer products industry.  CAS is recognized by key industry analysts as a leader in the development and implementation of software solutions that are used extensively by many of the world’s major consumer product companies and can be deployed on all major mobile devices.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

May 10, 2010

Latest Wave of Communications and High-Tech Corporate Investments In Customer Service Falls Short During Downturn

Latest Wave of Communications and High-Tech Corporate Investments In Customer Service Falls Short During Downturn
NEW YORK;  May 10, 2010 – New Accenture (NYSE: ACN) research has found that communications and high-tech companies—many of which are falling short in their customer service delivery--need to direct their investments at new levers that enhance the customer experience. These levers include social customer relationship management tools.
March 09, 2010

Accenture Announces Mobile Money Management Solution For High-Volume Mobile Financial Services

Accenture Announces Mobile Money Management Solution For High-Volume Mobile Financial Services
NEW YORK, March 9, 2010 -- Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has announced a new secure, high-speed, high-volume mobile financial transaction software solution for telecommunications service providers and large banks. The mobile money management solution allows firms to reach customers through existing mobile operator networks, web and Internet channels and mobile devices, regardless of the device their customers prefer to use.
March 03, 2010

Accenture Life Safety Solution Brings Wireless Technology to Heavy Industrial Locations

Accenture Life Safety Solution Brings Wireless Technology to Heavy Industrial Locations
NEW YORK; March 3, 2010 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced the first deployment of the Accenture Life Safety Solution, a wireless-enabled gas detection system that helps protect workers in potentially hazardous environments. The solution combines Wi-Fi and location-based technologies with gas detectors to allow companies to remotely monitor incidents in locations previously not suited for wireless networks.