Rapidly Advancing Technology Is Fueling Intelligent Enterprises but Requires a Fundamental Shift in Leadership, According to Accenture Technology Vision 2018

NEW YORK; Feb. 14, 2018 – Rapid advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and other technologies are accelerating the creation of intelligent enterprises and enabling companies to integrate themselves into people’s lives, according to Accenture Technology Vision 2018, the annual technology report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) that predicts key technology trends likely to disrupt business over the next three years. However, capitalizing on growth opportunities while also having a positive impact on society requires a new era of leadership that prioritizes trust and greater responsibility.
February 14, 2018

Failure to Integrate Culture Preventing Companies from Reaping the Rewards of Digital Acquisitions, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK: Feb. 6, 2018 – Companies are driving digital acquisitions in quick succession to gain cutting-edge technology and new talent, but the majority are struggling to extract the full value of deals due to their inability to integrate diverse cultures, Accenture (NYSE: ACN) research finds. Almost two-thirds of corporations globally (64 percent) kept recent digital acquisitions as standalone businesses – particularly those operating in Consumer Goods and Energy industries – but only four percent are fully integrated. This comes despite companies recognizing that technology (71 percent) and cultural (62 percent) integration are critical to acquisition success.
February 06, 2018

The Future Belongs to Organizations with Intelligent Operations, According to New Research from HfS and Accenture

NEW YORK; Jan. 29, 2018 – Organizations that leverage Intelligent Operations to make decisions and act in real-time will be best placed to thrive in the future, according to a new report from HfS Research and Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
January 29, 2018

‘Digital Fragmentation’ Poses Threat to Businesses’ Global Growth and Innovation According to Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Dec. 6, 2017  – A new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) warns that ‘digital fragmentation’ – the rise in restrictions on the free flow of data, IT products, IT services and IT talent across country borders – is disrupting the global business environment and could inhibit companies’ strategies for growth and innovation. 
December 06, 2017

U.S. Consumers Turn Off Personal Data Tap as Companies Struggle to Deliver the Experiences They Crave, Accenture Study Finds

New York; Dec. 5, 2017 – U.S. consumers are locked in a vicious circle with brands over customer experience, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). While 44 percent are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences, nearly half (49 percent) are concerned about personal data privacy as they subscribe to intelligent services designed to understand and anticipate their needs. Poor personalization and lack of trust cost U.S. organizations $756 billion last year, as 41 percent of consumers switched companies. Without deeper customer insight, companies cannot deliver the experiences they crave.
December 05, 2017

Growth At Stake As B2B Companies Lose Control Over Customer Experience, Accenture Study Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 28, 2017 – Complex customer buying journeys and disconnected channel partner networks are preventing B2B companies from delivering the personalized customer experiences that drive loyalty and growth, according to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Only 21 percent of sales and customer service executives surveyed say they have total control over their organization’s sales networks and overall customer experience. B2B leaders must abandon the benign neglect of traditional channel management and adopt an orchestrated approach to drive connected growth. 
September 28, 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 13, 2017

Energy Providers Falling Short of Expectations for Digital Customer Experiences, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK and LONDON; May 31, 2017 – Squeezed by falling profits, technology disruption and outside competitors targeting their customers, energy providers face the additional challenge of falling short of consumers’ expectations for digital channels and personalized experiences, according to the latest edition of the annual New Energy Consumer research by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
May 31, 2017

Employer Alert: Large Companies Have a Greater Opportunity to Attract New Grads, According to a New Accenture Strategy Study

NEW YORK; May 10, 2017 – The Class of 2017, the first crop of Generation Z graduates (people born between 1993 and 1999) to enter the workforce, is more interested in working for large companies compared to last year’s grads (19 percent vs. 14 percent), according to a new study by Accenture Strategy on the future workforce. 
May 10, 2017

Speed is This Season’s Hottest Fashion Trend, According to Research from Kurt Salmon, Part of Accenture Strategy

WORLD RETAIL CONGRESS, DUBAI; Apr. 5, 2017 – With one in eight younger consumers (18 to 24 year olds) shopping every week and buying a fashion item at least once a fortnight, retailers are gearing themselves up to meet growing demand for fast, on-trend, fashion-led styles, according to new research from Kurt Salmon, part of Accenture Strategy. Speed and agility are the top priorities for every retailer competing in fast fashion. 
April 05, 2017