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 29, 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. 
November 01, 2016

Productivity Initiatives Distracting Sales Teams and Stifling Business Performance, Accenture Strategy Study Finds

NEW YORK; Sept. 27, 2016 – Organizations have invested billions in sales productivity solutions to enhance performance by giving sellers more time to sell – but the investment strategy is not paying off. According to new research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and CSO Insights, the research division of Miller Heiman Group, 59 percent of global sales executives say they have access to too many sales tools and are bombarded by too much disaggregated customer data to be effective. Another 55 percent say their sales tools are an obstacle to selling. Consequently, ‘sales distraction’ is hindering business performance, causing more than half (56 percent) of global organizations to miss annual sales forecasts. 
September 27, 2016

Accenture to Acquire Kurt Salmon to Expand Accenture Strategy’s Capabilities in the Retail Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Kurt Salmon, a leading global strategy consulting firm focused on the retail industry and a subsidiary of Management Consulting Group. The acquisition will expand Accenture Strategy’s capabilities in delivering end-to-end strategy consulting services to top retailers and private equity firms in a world disrupted by digital.
September 22, 2016

Chief Strategy Officers Say Digital Disruption is Inevitable, But Few Are Prepared, Finds Accenture Report

NEW YORK; Jul 26, 2016 – Nearly all of the Chief Strategy Officers (CSOs) surveyed by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) around the world acknowledge that digital disruption will reshape their industries, but very few are equipped to navigate the change. Those who feel most prepared are embracing new strategic alliances, devising more collaborative ways of operating with partners, and making themselves indispensable within a broader ecosystem.
July 26, 2016

2016 U.S. College Graduates Value Culture Over Compensation, According To Accenture Strategy Research

NEW YORK; May 12, 2016 – The Class of 2016 is optimistic about their job prospects, despite a growing trend in underemployment, and seeking employers that offer meaningful work, ongoing learning opportunities and a fun workplace culture, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on the workforce of the future. The fourth annual Accenture Strategy 2016 U.S. College Graduate Employment Study also found that these graduates are increasingly digital, embracing new technologies, both to find work and on the job. 
May 12, 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 14, 2016

82 Percent of Executives Aim to Cut Costs to Fuel Growth, But Majority Struggle to Sustain the Cost Reduction Benefits, Finds Accenture Study

New York; Jan. 12, 2016 – Although 82 percent of business leaders want to free up funds by reducing costs to invest in growth, most of the nearly 700 senior executives participating in an Accenture (NYSE:ACN) study believe their companies are failing to align growth and cost reduction strategies. 
January 12, 2016

Managers Prepared to Embrace Cognitive Computing in the Workplace, Despite Uncertainty of Impact, Accenture Research Finds

NEW YORK; Dec. 16, 2015 – The vast majority (84 percent) of managers believe intelligent machines will make them more effective and their work more interesting, according to a new study by Accenture (NYSE: ACN).  However, more than one-third (35 percent) fear cognitive computing and intelligent machines will threaten their job. 
December 16, 2015

Accenture Helps Deppon Expand Logistics Business with Enhanced Operations and Customer Insight Capabilities

SHANGHAI; Dec.14, 2015Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected to help Deppon Logistics Co. Ltd. (Deppon) design a new agile sales and operations organization that will benefit from advanced customer insights. 
December 14, 2015