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Accenture Federal Services Wins Modernization Contract with Veterans Benefits Administration

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 07:59
ARLINGTON, Va.; Jan. 18, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a contract by the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) to upgrade and enhance its information technology infrastructure as part of the VBA’s commitment to improve the delivery of services it provides to Veterans. The contract has an estimated value of $62 million over the performance period, which includes a one-year base period with four one-year options. 
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Accenture & Oracle Take West Midlands Police On a Journey to Cloud For Enhanced Operations and Data Sharing

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 04:59
BIRMINGHAM, England; Jan. 18, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) today announced that they have teamed with West Midlands Police (WMP) to successfully deploy a suite of Oracle Cloud applications designed to increase efficiencies and processes across the force. The project is one of the first implementations of cloud technology by a public safety agency in the U.K.
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Accenture Unveils its Innovation Hub in Tokyo as part of Broader Growth Plans in Japan

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 23:59
TOKYO; Jan. 17, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened its Innovation Hub in Tokyo, a state-of-the-art facility that will become a destination for Accenture people and clients to ideate, rapidly prototype and launch digital solutions. The unveiling of the Innovation Hub in Tokyo’s Minato Ward is part of broader plans to open new facilities across Japan offering clients access to Accenture’s deep industry knowledge, leading technology capabilities and business acumen.
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Top Executives Kick Off Joint Initiative to Grow Women-Owned Businesses

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 09:29
OTTAWA and WASHINGTON, D.C.; Jan. 17, 2018 – The Canada-US Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders (the Council) has announced recommendations for the first pillar of their groundbreaking bilateral initiative, “Advancing Women in Business.” GE Canada President & CEO, GE Vice President Elyse Allan and NRStor Inc. Chair & CEO Annette Verschuren are leading this pillar, which specifically aims to help growth-minded women entrepreneurs scale up their businesses.
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Accenture Named Overall Leader in Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Report for Application Modernization Services

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 08:59
NEW YORK; Jan. 17, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as the overall ‘Leader’ in the inaugural Everest Group PEAK Matrix for Application Modernization Services. The report placed Accenture ahead of all other competitors in the category of Market Impact, commending its leading market adoption capabilities, portfolio diversity and the overall satisfaction of its clients. It also noted Accenture’s “best-in-class” vision and strategy and innovation and investments.
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Accenture Opens Innovation Hub in Boston; Plans to Add 400 Technology Jobs to City's Growing Tech Community

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 10:59
BOSTON; Jan. 16, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today opened a new innovation hub in Boston’s Back Bay as part of the company’s accelerated innovation investment in the U.S.  
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Accenture Achieves Lead Position in HfS Procurement As-a-Service Blueprint Report

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 08:59
NEW YORK; Jan. 15, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as the overall leader in procurement outsourcing services, leading the industry in “innovation and execution,” according to the latest HfS Blueprint Report Procurement As-a-Service
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Microsoft Accelerator and Accenture Ventures Announce Ecosystem Partnership to Make Start-ups Enterprise Ready at ThinkNext 2018

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 02:30
BENGALURU; Jan. 12, 2018 Microsoft Accelerator, a global program built to empower start-ups, and Accenture Ventures, which partners with and invests in growth-stage companies that create innovative enterprise technologies, today announced a new ecosystem partnership that aims to strengthen the start-up ecosystem in India. The two companies will help growth-stage technology B2B start-ups boost their enterprise readiness and go-to market, and help achieve scale in national and international markets. This was announced at Microsoft Accelerator’s flagship event, ThinkNext 2018. The event, which was attended by over 400 business and industry thought leaders, start-ups, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs also marked the graduation Microsoft Accelerator’s 11th winter cohort.
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Accenture Report Highlights What Patients Want in New Treatments; Two-Thirds Say: Better Outcomes, Not Brands

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 14:44
NEW YORK; Jan. 10, 2018 – When launching new products, pharmaceutical companies should focus more on evidence-based solutions than just the product or brand, according to a new report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) on product launches in the pharmaceutical industry
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Accenture to Demonstrate Multi-Passenger, In-Vehicle Amazon Alexa Voice Service at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:59
LAS VEGAS; Jan. 10, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is supporting Faurecia and Parrot Automotive to integrate Amazon Alexa voice technology within the cockpit and entertainment system of connected vehicles. 
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Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform Helps Tier-One U.S. Insurer Accelerate Product Introduction and Growth

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 09:00
NEW YORK; Jan. 10, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) helped a tier-one U.S. insurer roll out 17 new life insurance products in 20 months across five product lines leveraging its Accenture Life Insurance and Annuity Platform (ALIP). One product delivered a 25 percent increase in year-on-year sales volume.
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Accenture Agrees to Acquire Mackevision, a Leading Producer of Computer-Generated Imagery and Immersive Content

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 04:59
STUTTGART; Jan. 10, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Germany-based Mackevision, a leading global producer of 3D-enabled and immersive product content. The acquisition will add state-of-the-art visualization capabilities to Accenture Interactive’s digital services portfolio – strengthening its ability to create compelling, next-generation customer experiences and industrial, extended reality applications.The acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms of the transaction are not being disclosed.
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Eva Sage-Gavin Tapped to Lead Accenture's Talent & Organization Practice

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 07:59
NEW YORK; Jan. 9, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has hired Eva Sage-Gavin as a senior managing director to lead the company’s Talent & Organization practice, effective immediately.
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Nanowear Named Innovation Champion of the Accenture HealthTech Innovation Challenge

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 00:44
SAN FRANCISCO; Jan. 8, 2018 – Nanowear has been named the Innovation Champion of the Accenture (NYSE: ACN) HealthTech Innovation Challenge, which pairs leading-edge startups with prominent health and life sciences organizations to develop innovative technology solutions that improve the way people access and manage healthcare.
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Accenture Positioned as Overall Leader in Everest Group Finance & Accounting Outsourcing Market Assessment

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 13:29
NEW YORK; Jan. 8, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as overall market Leader in the 2017 Everest Group PEAK Matrix™ Assessment for Finance & Accounting Outsourcing (FAO). Accenture was awarded its position ahead of all competitors based on its market success, which is measured through revenue, clients, and growth. Accenture was also recognized as Leader due to its delivery capability, which comprises scale, scope, innovation, delivery and customer satisfaction. 
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Accenture Completes Acquisition of Altima, Strengthening its Leading Customer Experience Capabilities

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:59
PARIS; January 8, 2018 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has completed its acquisition of Altima, a full-service digital commerce agency, headquartered in France. 
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Smartphones Losing Ground to Digital Voice Assistant Devices in Homes, Accenture Survey Finds

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 07:59
NEW YORK; Jan. 8, 2018 – Consumers who own in-home digital voice assistant devices are using their smartphones less often for entertainment and online purchasing, according to results of a new survey from Accenture (NYSE: ACN).
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RegTechs Join Accenture's FinTech Innovation Lab London to Develop Solutions for Wave of Regulatory Challenges in 2018

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 05:00
LONDON; Jan. 8, 2018 –  RegTechs, start-ups offering technology solutions for financial firms’ regulatory challenges, will join Accenture’s sixth FinTech Innovation Lab London in their own dedicated stream for the first time.
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Faurecia and Accenture Join Forces to Reinvent Onboard Experience for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 02:29
PARIS; Jan. 5, 2018 Faurecia (EO.PA), a leading global automotive supplier, and Accenture (NYSE: ACN), a global professional services company, today announced they have signed a memorandum of understanding for a five-year collaboration to accelerate innovation for mobility services.
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Accenture Reports Strong First-Quarter Fiscal 2018 Results

Thu, 12/21/2017 - 07:29
NEW YORK; Dec. 21, 2017 — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018, ended Nov. 30, 2017, with net revenues of $9.5 billion, an increase of 12 percent in U.S. dollars and 10 percent in local currency over the same period last year.
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