September 20, 2017

Financial Institutions Make Progress Applying Smart Technologies for Risk Management, but most Struggle to Keep Skills Development on Pace with Technology Advances, According to Accenture Study

NEW YORK; Sept. 20, 2017 – A new study by Accenture (NYSE:  ACN) found that, while large financial institutions have made progress applying smart technologies like cloud, biometrics, and big data analytics to their risk management functions, two-thirds (66 percent) of executives say skills deficiencies are impeding the effectiveness of the function as these technologies evolve. 
September 13, 2017

Many Businesses Still Fail to Report Financial Value from Strong Environmental Performance, According to New Research from Accenture, CDP and Hermes Investment Management

NEW YORK; Sept. 13, 2017 – Four in 10 telecommunications and consumer goods companies reporting to CDP fail to capture or report any financial value from strong environmental performance, according to new research released today by Accenture (NYSE: ACN), CDP and Hermes Investment Management. The largest emitters in the global economy – responsible for 50 percent of carbon emissions reported to CDP – account for a cumulative $447bn opportunity from climate change. Yet 42 percent of these companies have not yet quantified the potential value. 
September 07, 2017

Lack of Awareness Limiting Use of Patient Services, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 7, 2017 –  New research from Accenture finds healthcare professionals’ lack of awareness is limiting the usage of patient services (such as adherence programs and remote monitoring) offered by pharmaceutical companies. This is a critical disconnect as patients and pharmaceutical companies primarily rely on healthcare professionals to provide information to their patients on support services. 
September 05, 2017

Accenture Finds Only Four Percent of China’s Manufacturing Companies Achieve Both Digital and Financial High Performance

SHANGHAI; Sept. 5, 2017 – A small minority of Chinese manufacturing companies are significantly outperforming their industry peers by combining strong commitment to digital initiatives with strong financial performance, according to new analysis by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The analysis shows that these companies are successfully committing to digital transformation across the full breadth of their business activities. 
August 09, 2017

Biometrics and Advanced Analytics Revolutionizing How Governments Address Data Security and Privacy, Accenture Report Finds

ARLINGTON, Va.; Aug. 9, 2017 – Biometrics and advanced analytics are helping to revolutionize the way governments and public service agencies are addressing data security and privacy concerns, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
August 01, 2017

Automotive & Industrial Companies Could Unlock $1 Billion Each in Revenue, According to Accenture

NEW YORK; Aug. 1, 2017 – Too many companies have one-dimensional business strategies for growth or driving profit, with little or no emphasis on sustainability and trust, and no integration of the three, according to Accenture (NYSE: ACN). A new and unique performance index – the Competitive Agility Index – identifies the corporate leaders of the future across nine industries, including automotive and industrial, consumer goods and services, retail, life sciences, communications, electronics and hi-tech, energy, insurance and utilities. 
July 25, 2017

Accenture Security Report Identifies Top Cyber Threats of 2017

ARLINGTON, VA; July 25, 2017 – With recent large-scale cyber attacks signaling a growing front in destructive threats and business impact, a new midyear report from iDefense, part of Accenture Security, reveals how threat actors are continuing to evolve their ability to avoid detection. Based on in-depth analysis, the report anticipates a growth in the number of threat actors who are rapidly expanding their capabilities due to factors such as the proliferation of affordable, customizable and accessible tools and exploits.
June 26, 2017

Majority of Financial Institutions to Ramp Up ‘Change Programs’ over the Next Year to Reduce Costs, Enhance Customer Experience and Support Digital Innovation, Says Accenture Survey

NEW YORK; June 26, 2017 – An Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey of nearly 800 financial services executives across Europe, Asia and North America found that more than half of financial institutions plan to increase their investments in major corporate transformation initiatives, or “change programs,” over the next 12 months, primarily due to cost pressures, new regulations, increased customer expectations and digital disruption.
June 21, 2017

Accenture Report: Artificial Intelligence Has Potential to Increase Corporate Profitability in 16 Industries by an Average of 38 Percent by 2035

NEW YORK; June 21, 2017 – Businesses that successfully apply artificial intelligence (AI) could increase profitability by an average of 38 percent by 2035, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The introduction of AI could lead to an economic boost of US$14 trillion in additional gross value added (GVA) across 16 industries in 12 economies.
June 15, 2017

Artificial Intelligence Leaders Generate Greater Shareholder Value, Finds New Report from Accenture Research

NEW YORK; June 15, 2017 – New research released by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reveals that companies with optimal artificial intelligence (AI) innovation strategies generate greater shareholder value. But less than one fifth of leading companies that leverage AI have achieved this performance in recent years. These companies have demonstrated high ‘AIQ’ by combining strong in-house innovation and external collaboration.