April 28, 2016

Consumers Willing to Pay Extra for In-Car Technologies, Accenture Research Reveals

NEW YORK and BEIJING; April 28, 2016 – Drivers would opt to pay up to an additional 10 percent of a new car’s price to get the in-car technology that they want, according to a new survey conducted by Accenture. 
April 26, 2016

Accenture Research Finds Insurers Will Succeed at Digital Transformation by Putting People First

NEW YORK; April 26, 2016 – While the next wave of digital technologies will transform the very nature of insurance organizations – including what they do and how they do it – those that succeed will do so by dramatically transforming their workforces and cultures to operate in a digital world, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN). 
April 19, 2016

Many Manufacturers Not Prepared to Harness Benefits of Digital Technologies Despite Plans to Invest Heavily in AI and Related Technologies, According to Accenture Report

HANNOVER, Germany; April 19, 2016 – Despite plans to invest in machines and artificial intelligence as part of their strategy to boost productivity, many automotive and industrial equipment companies are failing to implement the measures needed to harness these capabilities, according to a new report from Accenture. 
April 18, 2016

Invasion of Ad Blockers Threatens Future of Digital Advertising Market, New Accenture Survey Finds

NEW YORK; April 18, 2016 – Signaling a serious and growing threat to the digital advertising industry, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey reveals that most consumers – 61 percent – are aware of several options for removing advertising such as ad blockers. The survey of 28,000 consumers across 28 countries also finds that more than four in 10 (42 percent) said they would pay to eliminate ad interruptions.
April 14, 2016

Personalized Performance Management is Essential to Meet the Needs of the Workforce of the Future, Finds New Accenture Strategy Research

NEW YORK; April 14, 2016 – Today’s performance reviews are becoming irrelevant, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN). The Accenture Strategy study finds that 77 percent of business leaders and employees believe that a personalized performance management approach should be mandatory to meet the needs of the workforce of the future. However, only one third of organizations (34 percent) have moved away from more traditional annual performance management. 
April 13, 2016

Global Fintech Investment Growth Continues in 2016 Driven by Europe and Asia, Accenture Study Finds

LONDON; April 13, 2016 – Global investment in financial technology (fintech) ventures in the first quarter of 2016 reached $5.3 billion, a 67 percent increase over the same period last year, and the percentage of investments going to fintech companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific nearly doubled to 62 percent. These are among the findings of a new report by Accenture (NYSE:ACN) analyzing global fintech trends. (Full report: www.fintechinnovationlablondon.co.uk/fintech-evolving-landscape.aspx)
April 12, 2016

Pharmaceutical Companies to Accelerate Investment in Patient-Centric Capabilities and Services Over Next Two Years, According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; April 12, 2016 – The vast majority of large pharmaceutical companies plan to increase their investment in patient-centric capabilities such as treatment adherence programs, remote patient monitoring and medication delivery and support over the next two years, according to a new report from Accenture.
April 11, 2016

Accenture Survey Finds Evolving Role of Digital is Reshaping Sales Organizations in the Quest for the Ultimate Customer Experience

NEW YORK; April 11, 2016 – A new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) found that digital is transforming sales organizations, with Global 2000 firms spending an astounding $2.4 trillion on digital sales channels and tools1. Yet, despite the increased investment in automation and the growing sophistication of tools, companies have yet to maximize their potential. The study titled, “Empowering Your Sales Force: It’s Not Just Automation, It’s Personal,” conducted by Accenture Interactive, finds organizations have a tremendous opportunity to rethink their approach to sales enablement by aligning digital tools to the evolving needs of today’s sales representatives and their customers.
April 04, 2016

Majority of Smartphone Users Surveyed Unhappy with Service and Ready to Switch Mobile Providers, Accenture Screenager Report Finds

NEW YORK; April 4, 2016 – More than half of smartphone users surveyed for the 2016 Accenture Screenager Report are dissatisfied with their mobile experience and are ready to switch mobile providers, according to the new report by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
March 21, 2016

Three Years Later, U.S. Companies Continue to Struggle With Innovation, Accenture Survey Reveals

NEW YORK; Mar. 21, 2016 – U.S. companies are struggling with various innovation pursuits -- continuing a problem they have been grappling with for the past three years, a new Accenture (NYSE: ACN) survey finds.