December 01, 2016

China, U.S. Offer Biggest Potential for Electric Vehicle Sales, but Wider Demand Predicted to Rise, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Dec.1, 2016 – Improving car sales suggests strong potential for growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales in China and the U.S. However, a combination of technological, economic and political factors, including the influence of more planned mass-market EV introductions over the next four years, could provide car-makers with nine additional growth markets to invest in, according to new research from Accenture. 
November 29, 2016

Innovation Is Switching from a Product Focus to Differentiating the Customer Experience, With $1 Billion in Revenues Up for Grabs, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 29, 2016 – A focus on distinct innovation and product development capabilities is paying off for some companies as they deliver between three and seven percent higher annualized revenue than their peers, Accenture research shows
November 17, 2016

Employer Penalties for Health Insurance Mandate Expected to Reach $31B for 2016, Accenture Finds

CHICAGO; Nov. 17, 2016 – New research from Accenture estimates that total employer penalties related to the health insurance mandates from the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) are expected to reach $31 billion for 2016, nearly 50 percent above original estimates. 
November 15, 2016

Emerging Technologies Like Advanced Analytics, Machine Learning and Internet of Things Help Revolutionize Public Sector Agencies, Accenture Report Finds

ARLINGTON, Va.; Nov. 15, 2016 – Advanced analytics and other emerging technologies are revolutionizing the way governments and public service agencies are trying to address citizen demands, helping to overcome persistent challenges such as regulatory compliance, outdated legacy IT infrastructures and organizational cultures, according to a new research report from Accenture.
November 09, 2016

UK Spending on Christmas Purchases is Set to Increase This Year but Retailers Must Provide Strong Incentives to Win Over UK Shoppers, Accenture Survey Reveals

LONDON; Nov. 9, 2016 – UK retailers could enjoy strong festive sales this Christmas, with 85 percent of consumers likely to spend the same or more compared with last year, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.
November 03, 2016

Majority of Canadian Consumers Say Retailer’s Reputation Important to Their Purchasing Decisions This Holiday Season, Annual Accenture Survey Reveals

TORONTO; Nov. 3, 2016 – Canadian consumers will be guided by their conscience when making purchasing decisions this holiday shopping season and will consider a retailer’s reputation for working conditions, buying policies, community involvement and ethics before opening up their wallets, according to Accenture’s annual Accenture Canada Holiday Shopping Survey. 
November 02, 2016

Accenture Survey: One in Three Cyberattacks Result in a Security Breach, Yet Most Organizations Remain Confident in Their Ability to Protect Themselves

NEW YORK; Nov. 2, 2016 – A new security survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) finds that in the past twelve months, roughly one in three targeted attacks resulted in an actual security breach, which equates to two to three effective attacks per month for the average company. Still, a majority of security executives (75 percent) surveyed are confident in their ability to protect their enterprises from cyberattacks. 
November 01, 2016

CMOs First in the Firing Line If Business Growth Targets Are Not Met, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; Nov. 1, 2016 – Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) currently have the deck stacked against them, according to new research from Accenture Strategy. Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) say that although around five C-level executives are responsible for driving disruptive business growth, the majority (37 percent) hold CMOs first in the firing line if growth targets are not met. Chief Sales Officers (34 percent) and Chief Strategy Officers (29 percent) follow closely behind. CMOs can take control of their destiny by leading the disruptive growth agenda. If they don’t, others will. 
October 25, 2016

Nine out of 10 Major Banks in North America and Europe are Exploring the use of Blockchain Technology for Payments, Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; Oct. 25, 2016 – Nine out of 10 banking professionals surveyed at large U.S., European and Canadian commercial banks said their company is currently exploring the use of blockchain technology for payments, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The initiatives are designed to reduce costs, speed payments, reduce errors and drive new revenues. 
October 24, 2016

For Energy Consumers Seeking New Products and Services, Personalized and Seamless Experiences Have Become Paramount, Accenture Research Shows

NEW YORK, Oct. 24, 2016 – Consumers want new energy-related products and services, particularly in the form of new value propositions and most are demanding a seamless, digital and personalized experience, Accenture research (NYSE: ACN) shows.