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.  
June 08, 2017

Health Organizations Must Embrace Digital Advancements to Scale Health Expertise and Empower Customer Experiences, Says Accenture Technology Vision Report

AUSTIN, Texas; June 8, 2017 – Leading healthcare organizations must embrace advances in artificial intelligence (AI), digital ecosystems and other technologies to empower consumer experiences and scale health expertise to meet changing demand, according to a report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) presented today at the annual America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Institute & Expo in Austin.
June 08, 2017

Vattenfall Collaborates with Accenture to Deliver Human Resources Transformation Project

STOCKHOLM; June 8, 2017 – Vattenfall, one of Europe’s largest electricity and heat retailers and producers, has awarded Accenture (NYSE:ACN) a five-year agreement to digitally transform its human resources (HR) function, including deployment of a new platform and delivery of end-to-end HR services.
June 06, 2017

Refiners Set to Increase Spending on Digital Technologies to Drive Down Operational Costs, Though Digital Not a Top Investment Priority, According to Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; June 6, 2017 – Nearly two-thirds of refiners plan to increase their investments in digital technologies over the next three to five years, although digital is not one of the top plant investment areas for refiners today, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). 
June 06, 2017

Retailers and Consumer Goods Companies Could Unlock $2.95 Trillion in Value Over the Next Decade, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; June 6, 2017 – Retailers and consumer goods companies could unlock $2.95 trillion in value for the industry and consumers over the next decade by accelerating digital transformation, according to a new report by Accenture Strategy. Investments in new, digitally-driven business models will give consumers greater choice around how they purchase goods and services, and enable companies to deliver profitable, differentiated experiences. 
May 25, 2017

Private-Sector Partnerships and Citizen Collaboration Could Bridge Gap Between Government Technology Investments and Service Challenges, Accenture Report Finds

Private-Sector Partnerships and Citizen Collaboration Could Bridge Gap Between Government Technology Investments and Service Challenges, Accenture Report Finds
ARLINGTON, Va.; May 25, 2017 – A gap exists between the challenges that government agencies hope to resolve through investments in emerging technologies and the challenges that agency leaders said they believe their citizens find most important, a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) determined.
May 15, 2017

Strengthening Fintech Ecosystem Must Be a Top Priority for Financial Services Industry and Governments to Maintain Canada’s Global Position, TFSA Report Says

TORONTO; May 15, 2017 – Strengthening the fintech ecosystem in the Toronto region must be an imperative for the country’s financial services sector and governments in order to maintain and grow the region’s international market position, according to a new report from the Toronto Financial Services Alliance (TFSA), researched and written by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and McMillan LLP.
May 11, 2017

Mining and Metals Companies to Increase Spending on Digital Technologies to Boost Innovation, But Cost-Savings Still a Challenge, New Accenture Research Reports

NEW YORK; May 11, 2017 – Four of five mining and metals companies expect to increase their spending on digital technologies over the next three years, with more than one-quarter (28 percent) planning significant investments and almost half (46 percent) citing digital as the biggest contributor to innovation, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).