Rentokil Uses Mobile Machine Learning from Accenture and Google to Fight Bugs Fast

NEW YORK; Mar. 8, 2017 – Rentokil, a global pest control company based in the UK, is piloting an Artificial Intelligence app developed by Accenture to help its almost 5,000 pest control technicians fight bugs faster for customers. The solution utilizes a partnership announced last year, when Accenture and Google joined forces to bring to market industry-specific solutions that help clients use cloud, mobility, machine learning and analytics to advance their digital transformation agenda and improve business performance.

Accenture and Avanade Strengthen Microsoft Alliance to Expand Capabilities in Cloud and Digital Transformation; Debbie Polishook Appointed to Avanade Board of Directors

SEATTLE; Mar. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Avanade, and Microsoft today announced moves designed to extend their leadership in the market and commitment to maximizing the value of the Microsoft ecosystem for clients. The actions include the appointment of Debra (Debbie) Polishook, group chief executive – Accenture Operations, to the Avanade board of directors and greater investments in new technology capabilities to accelerate the digital transformation of clients.

Nearly Half of Chief Financial Officers Believe Digital Technologies Will Fundamentally Change Everything Finance Does, According to Accenture Strategy

NEW YORK; Mar. 8, 2017 – Digital puts real-time decision making in a CFO’s hands like nothing else before it, and according to a new study from Accenture Strategy, 48 percent of finance executives believe digital technologies will fundamentally change everything finance does. 

Accenture Opens Liquid Studio in the Nordics to Accelerate Digital Businesses with Rapid Application Development

RIGA, LATVIA; Mar. 8, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has opened a Liquid Studio in Riga to help clients speed up innovation and software development cycles.  The Liquid Studio provides clients with an open environment to make their business built for change through new skills, processes, technologies and ways of working.

Accenture Positioned in the "Leaders" Quadrant of Gartner's Magic Quadrant Reports for SAP Application Services Providers in North America, EMEA and Japan

NEW YORK; Mar. 7, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been named a Leader in Gartner Inc.’s recently published “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, North America1,” as well as the “Magic Quadrant for SAP Application Services, EMEA.” The company was positioned the furthest within the Leaders quadrant in both reports for ability to execute and completeness of vision. The Magic Quadrant reports evaluated providers’ capabilities to deliver SAP® application implementation and management services.

Accenture Positioned as a Leader in Latest IDC MarketScape Report for Worldwide Digital Transformation Service Providers to Utilities Companies

NEW YORK; Mar. 7, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been positioned as a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation Service Providers for Utilities 2017 Vendor Assessment1. Accenture was recognized for key strengths, including a platform approach and as-a-service model for digital transformation, improving utilities’ capability, speed and cost, as well as a superior blend of industry knowledge, experience and technical competence.

Accenture Signs Global Agreement with SAP to Offer Human Capital Management "as a Service" on SAP® Cloud Platform

NEW YORK; Mar. 6, 2017 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has signed a global original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) to offer its human capital management (HCM) applications on SAP® Cloud Platform. The OEM agreement allows organizations to easily access leading Accenture HCM applications that are purpose-built for the SAP SuccessFactors® Employee Central solution and powered by SAP Cloud Platform. 

SmartStory Technologies, URU, VirtualApt and Visit.org Named as Accenture ConsumerTech Champions

NEW YORK; Mar. 2, 2017 – By demonstrating a strong commitment to innovation, four early-stage technology start-ups – SmartStory Technologies, URU, VirtualApt and Visit.org – have received Accenture ConsumerTech Awards at the Millennial 20/20 Summit in New York. The awards recognize start-ups that are enhancing the way organizations engage with millennials – with a focus on excellence in customer experience and personalization; on innovative ways to increase sales revenue, improve product sourcing and delivery; and on helping to enable a more digital workforce.