November 23, 2015

A Buoyant Christmas Ahead as UK Consumers Are Set to Increase Retail Spending, Accenture Research Reveals

LONDON; Nov. 23, 2015 – With less than five weeks until gifts are unwrapped across the country, spending on Christmas purchases is set to increase this year, with one in five consumers planning to spend more than last year. A further two thirds (68 percent) plan to maintain their levels of spending, according to new research from Accenture.
November 19, 2015

Only 18 Percent of European Companies Have Implemented a Digital Testing Strategy, According to Research Sponsored by Accenture

NEW YORK; Nov. 19, 2015 – Research sponsored by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and conducted with Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC) in Europe shows while 18 percent of companies have implemented a digital testing strategy, 82 percent of companies have yet to develop or implement one.
November 12, 2015

Majority of Business Leaders Call for a Climate Change Agreement in Paris to Support Private Sector Investment, Finds UN Global Compact-Accenture CEO Study

NEW YORK; Nov. 12, 2015 – A majority of business leaders say that a long term agreement at the UN climate summit (COP21) in Paris is critical to supporting private sector investment in low carbon solutions, according to a global study by the United Nations Global Compact and Accenture (ACN: NYSE). The report also reveals that executives see action on climate change as an opportunity for growth and innovation that will be essential to securing competitive advantage in their industries. 
November 12, 2015

Number of U.S. Retail Health Clinics Will Surpass 2,800 by 2017, Accenture Forecasts

CHICAGO, Nov. 12, 2015 – New research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) forecasts that the number of retail health clinics will exceed 2,800 by 2017, rising 47 percent since 2014. Walk-in retail clinics, located in pharmacies, retail chains and supermarkets, will add capacity for 25 million patient visits in 2017, up from 16 million in 2014, according to Accenture’s analysis. 
November 11, 2015

Banks Have a $380 Billion Market Opportunity in Financial Inclusion, Accenture and CARE International UK Study Find

LONDON; Nov. 11, 2015 – Banks can address an additional US$380 billion market in annual revenues by targeting micro-enterprises and bringing unbanked and underbanked adults into the formal financial system, according to a new report produced jointly by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), through Accenture Development Partnerships, and CARE International UK, a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. 
November 05, 2015

Omni-Channel Experience is Critical to Fueling B2B Customer Engagement, Finds Accenture and SAP hybris Study

NEW YORK and CHICAGO; Nov. 5, 2015 – As today’s business-to-business (B2B) buyers are increasingly adopting digital throughout every stage of the customer journey, expecting engaging, seamless, and consistent experiences across touchpoints, suppliers struggle to weave everything together into a coherent omni-channel strategy, according to new commissioned research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SAP hybris (NYSE: SAP).
November 05, 2015

More U.S. Shoppers Plan to Increase Holiday Spending, Annual Accenture Survey Reveals

NEW YORK; Nov. 5, 2015 – Sparked by increasing optimism around consumers’ personal financial situations, U.S. consumers are showing a dramatic increase in their spending expectations this holiday season, with 40 percent planning to spend more on holiday shopping this year, versus just 25 percent saying the same last year according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.
November 05, 2015

Low-Carbon Energy Transition Can Create Up To €380 Billion in New Annual Value for Utilities, Finds Accenture and CDP Report

VIENNA; Nov. 5, 2015 – The shift to an efficient and low-carbon energy system could create between €245 billion and €380 billion in new annual value for the global electricity utilities industry by 2030, finds a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CDP, which examines the sector’s opportunities to grow and improve competitiveness while meeting environmental targets. 
November 03, 2015

Fintech Investment in Asia-Pacific set to at least quadruple in 2015, According to Report by Accenture

HONG KONG; Nov. 3, 2015 – Investments in financial technology (fintech) across Asia-Pacific skyrocketed in 2015 – from about $880 million in all of 2014 to nearly $3.5 billion in just the first nine months of 2015, according to a new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
October 28, 2015

Bank Boardrooms Lack Technology Experience, Accenture Global Research Finds

LONDON; Oct. 28, 2015 – A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has found a drastic lack of technology experience in the boardrooms of the world’s largest banks.