Key Developments: Accenture PLC (ACN)

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Accenture PLC and Salesforce.com collaborate to help healthcare industry improve customer and patient outcomes
Monday, 13 Oct 2014 08:03am EDT 

Accenture PLC:Has created its first solution in suite of solutions to help life sciences companies improve customer and patient engagement leveraging cloud, social and mobile technologies.An example of Accenture's commitment to developing industry-solutions for Salesforce.This collaboration will play critical role in helping life sciences companies make the move from a product orientation to patient outcome orientation.Working together for more than decade, company and salesforce.com are helping organizations develop and execute comprehensive cloud strategies to achieve full potential of enterprise cloud computing at speed.  Full Article

Accenture awarded $16.3 mln contract to develop mobile maintenance support system for the U.S. Navy
Tuesday, 7 Oct 2014 04:01pm EDT 

Accenture PLC:Awarded $16.3 Million Contract To Develop Mobile Maintenance Support System for the U.S. Navy.Accenture Federal Services will develop a new maintenance system featuring mobile devices to help increase efficiencies and generate cost savings for the U.S. Department of the Navy's shipyard maintenance operations.Contract has a one-year base period with two, one-year options, and a $16.3 million ceiling.Says the electronic Technical Work Documents (eTWD) system reengineers maintenance processes and will replace paper-based work instructions, reference materials, technical drawings and work control forms with an electronic work package.  Full Article

AIG selects Life & Annuity Software from Accenture to reduce costs and prepare for future business growth
Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 07:03am EDT 

Accenture PLC:Says it has been selected by American International Group Inc (AIG).To transform its software platform.Says AIG will implement Accenture Life Insurance Platform (ALIP) across its U.S. life insurance business to create and modify products faster in order to attract and retain customers.ALIP will also help AIG achieve operational efficiencies by simplifying and automating processes.  Full Article

Accenture PLC and Alcatel-Lucent collaborate to help clients monetize ultra-broadband opportunities
Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 04:00am EDT 

Accenture PLC and Alcatel-Lucent:Forms strategic alliance to help communications service providers (CSPs) and large enterprises implement integrated ultra-broadband solutions to address challenges of rising costs and increased data consumption caused by high demand from digital customers and applications.Agreement calls for two companies to form Accenture Alcatel-Lucent Business Group.New group will be able to deliver unique value to clients by combining Alcatel-Lucent's IP networking software platforms and products with Accenture's systems integration and transformation capabilities.  Full Article

CORRECTION - Accenture PLC gives Q1 2015 revenue outlook in line with analysts' estimates; gives FY 2015 revenue outlook; EPS outlook below analysts' estimates; declares semi-annual dividend
Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 07:01am EDT 

Corrects story to add missing dividend information.Accenture PLC:Expects Q1 2015 net revenues to be in the range of $7.55 -$7.80 bln, which assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 2 pct compared with the Q1 2014.Says it business outlook for FY 2015 fiscal year assumes a foreign-exchange impact of negative 2 pct compared with FY 2014.Expects FY 2015 net revenue growth to be in the range of 4 pct to 7 pct in local currency.Expects FY 2015 diluted EPS to be in the range of $4.74 to $4.88.Reported revenue of $30.0 bln in FY 2014.Declares a semi-annual cash dividend of $1.02 per class A share, payable on Nov. 17.Q1 2015 revenue of $7.80 bln - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.FY 2015 revenue of $31.5 bln , EPS of $4.91 - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

GE and Accenture announces Breakthrough Industrial Internet Technology for safer, more efficient oil and gas pipeline operations
Monday, 8 Sep 2014 08:00am EDT 

Accenture PLC:GE (GE) and Accenture (ACN) announces launch of Intelligent Pipeline Solution, the first-ever Industrial Internet offering to help pipeline operators make better decisions concerning the condition of their critical machines and assets in oil and gas pipeline industry.It combines Pipeline Management, a GE Predictivity software solution powered by Predix(TM)platform, with Accenture's digital technology and systems integration capabilities, to help customers make better, faster decisions on their pipeline operations to improve safety and prevent costly downtime.Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), strategically located within the Marcellus and Utica shale plays, will be first customer to implement this breakthrough technology across its network of 15,000 miles of interstate natural gas pipelines.  Full Article

Accenture awarded two contracts to manage U.S. Army's General Fund Financial System
Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 07:18am EDT 

Accenture PLC:The U.S. Army has awarded Accenture Federal Services two contracts with a combined value of $53.1 mln to provide continued maintenance and operations support to one of largest enterprise resource planning systems in the world, the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS).Under one contract, valued at $42 mln.Accenture will provide maintenance and daily operations support across several functions, including project management, help desk and application development.Accenture also will provide on-site technical and training support to GFEBS at bases and installations throughout Army as part of an $11.1 mln award.Contracts will continue to help the Army improve financial accountability across the service.  Full Article

Accenture PLC completes acquisition of Hytracc Consulting
Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 09:03am EDT 

Accenture PLC:Completes acquisition of Hytracc Consulting.  Full Article

Accenture PLC wins contract to help Belgium Fedict
Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 01:15am EDT 

Accenture PLC:Announces that it has been awarded a one-year contract to help the Cabinet of the State Secretary for Civil Services and Modernization of Public Services and Federal Public Service for Information and Communications Technology (Fedict) to improve government IT systems.Says the project include developing and understanding the three-year IT strategy for each organization.Identifying areas for increased collaboration, within the federal government, by examining current and future portfolio needs across all agencies.Creating a roadmap to help Fedict bridge gaps between current and future plans.  Full Article

Accenture PLC to provide technology-enabled services and solutions for Caterpillar
Monday, 11 Aug 2014 04:03am EDT 

Accenture PLC:Says agreement through which Caterpillar will use telematics to enable advanced connected equipment services for its industry segments and customers.  Full Article

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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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