Key Developments: Accenture PLC (ACN)

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Accenture awarded $19.8 mln contract to enhance navy enterprise resource planning system
Monday, 22 Dec 2014 07:18am EST 

Accenture PLC:The U.S. Department of Navy has awarded Accenture Federal Services five task orders under an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide information technology support and training for Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.Each task order has one-year period of performance.The total value of all five task orders is $19.8 mln.Accenture is helping support, maintain and improve Navy ERP system, built on the SAP(reg) ERP application, for Naval Supply Systems Command's (NAVSUP) Business Systems Center (BSC) in Mechanicsburg, Pa.NAVSUP delivers information technology solutions with specific emphasis on logistics and financial-related products and services for Navy, U.S. Department of Defense, Military Services and other federal agencies.Work under the task orders includes supporting the financial and supply chain systems, providing technical system development and enhancements, and delivering functional training support to system users.  Full Article

Accenture PLC gives Q2 2015 revenue guidance; raises FY 2015 revenue guidance and lowers FY 2015 EPS guidance
Thursday, 18 Dec 2014 07:00am EST 

Accenture PLC:Expects Q2 2015 net revenues to be in the range of $7.25-$7.50 bln.Raises FY 2015 net revenue growth in local currency to be in the range of 5 pct to 8 pct compared with 4 pct to 7 pct previously.Expects FY 2015 diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.66 to $4.80, compared with the company's previously guided range of $4.74 to $4.88.Q2 2015 revenue of $7.45 bln-Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.FY 2015 revenue of $31.14 bln and EPS of $4.81-Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Accenture PLC and Backbase form alliance in financial services to help banks improve customer engagement through digital channels
Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 04:03am EST 

Accenture PLC and Backbase:Enters into an alliance agreement in financial services to enable banking clients to improve customer engagement through digital channels.Companies will focus on providing banks with an solution to support their digital transformation strategy, helping them cost-efficiently optimize digital sales, increase customer loyalty and enhance operational efficiency.  Full Article

Accenture PLC and Microsoft Launch New Hybrid Cloud Platform to Accelerate Enterprise-Wide Adoption
Monday, 8 Dec 2014 10:03am EST 

Accenture PLC and Microsoft Corp:Expands their long-standing strategic alliance with the introduction of the Accenture Hybrid Cloud Solution for Microsoft Azure, a powerful hybrid cloud platform designed to bring new capabilities, economics and innovation to the enterprise.Working with Avanade, the companies are co-funding and co-engineering this platform with new hybrid technologies and services to help enterprises build and manage enterprise-wide cloud infrastructure and applications.  Full Article

Accenture PLC secures contract to support increased tourism in Japan
Sunday, 7 Dec 2014 07:00pm EST 

Accenture PLC:Says that the Japan Tourism Agency has awarded a seven month contract to provide management consulting services to help increase the number of tourists to Japan.Says the effort is part of the government's initiative to attract 20 million foreign tourists in the run up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Full Article

Accenture PLC to acquire Reactive Media Pty Ltd
Tuesday, 2 Dec 2014 06:35pm EST 

Accenture PLC:Says that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Reactive Media Pty Ltd (Reactive), one of Australia's independent digital agencies.Reactive specializes in creating and delivering differentiated customer experiences through digital channels such as apps, e-commerce web sites and social.Says the acquisition will strengthen Accenture's digital marketing and technology services that help clients design solutions for digital customers, channels and markets.Says terms of the transaction were not disclosed.  Full Article

Stevens Institute of Technology and Accenture collaborate to help close talent gap in financial services analytics
Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014 08:33am EST 

Accenture PLC:Stevens Institute of Technology, a private research university, and Accenture have initiated a research and education collaboration to focus on analytics for the financial services industry.Accenture and Stevens will conduct advanced analytics research projects and workshop sessions with Accenture's financial services clients, and Stevens will begin offering a Financial Services Analytics (FSA) Graduate Certificate Program in Jan. 2015.  Full Article

Northern Minerals selects Accenture PLC to provide capital project management and procurement process services
Monday, 10 Nov 2014 06:03pm EST 

Accenture PLC:Says that it has been selected by Northern Minerals Limited to provide capital project management and procurement business process services to help the company achieve full visibility of its performance against its plan and budget for the Browns Range Project Feasibility Study.Under the terms of the agreement, Accenture will collaborate with Northern Minerals to establish capital project services including integrated planning, more accurate estimating and cost control, document control and risk management.Accenture will also use its business process expertise, advanced analytics tools and the extensive delivery capabilities of its Global Delivery Network to help Northern Minerals standardize controls, improve transparency and achieve scale within the company's operations.  Full Article

Accenture PLC to expand mobile access to government services for Arunachal Pradesh in India
Monday, 10 Nov 2014 02:00am EST 

Accenture PLC:Says that it is developing a mobile government system for the Arunachal Pradesh Department of Information Technology.Says the system is designed to enhance citizen access to more than 21 government services across 12 categories in eight state departments using mobile platforms and an online portal.Says following completion of the mobile government system called Arunachal m-Seva citizen access to government services ranging from safety and health alerts to employment services and pension benefits will be enabled using these mobile tools.Says digital government services help reduce costs-to-serve and improve constituent satisfaction and engagement.  Full Article

Accenture PLC and SAP announce new upstream operations management solution
Thursday, 6 Nov 2014 08:03am EST 

Accenture PLC and SAP SE:Says new version of SAP Upstream Operations Management application, which enables oil and gas companies to improve accuracy of production data and identify production-optimization opportunities.As part of expanding portfolio of solutions and services of Upstream Productions Operations by Accenture and SAP announced earlier this year, SAP Upstream Operations Management was co-developed to address these industry needs by Accenture and SAP Business Solutions Group and is delivered by SAP.SAP upstream operations management was co-developed to address these industry needs by accenture and sap business solutions Group and is delivered by SA.  Full Article


Accenture raises full-year revenue forecast after strong first quarter

- Consulting and outsourcing company Accenture Plc raised its revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 after contract wins helped the company post better-than-expected first-quarter earnings and revenue.

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