Profile: Accenture PLC (ACN.N)
22 May 2013
Accenture plc (Accenture), incorporated on June 10, 2009, is engaged in providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Company’s business is structured around five operating groups, which together consists of 19 industry groups serving clients in industries globally. The Company’s segment includes Communications, Media & Technology, Financial Services, Health & Public Service, Products and Resources. In November 2011, the Company acquired Zenta, a provider of residential and commercial mortgage processing services in the United States. In April 2012, it acquired Neo Metrics Analytics S.L a consulting firm specializing in optimization and predictive analytics based in Madrid, Spain. On August 2, 2012, the Company acquired Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. In October 2012, it acquired the software and skills of Nokia Siemens Networks Internet Protocol television (IPTV) business, and also acquired avVenta Worldwide. On April 2, 2013, Accenture of Ireland acquired ChangeTrack Research Pty Ltd.
Communications, Media & Technology
The Company's Communications, Media & Technology operating group serves the communications, electronics, high technology, media and entertainment industries. The Company's Communications, Media & Technology operating group include Communications, Electronics & High Tech and Media & Entertainment. The Company's Communications industry group serves wireline, wireless, cable and satellite communications and service providers. The Company offers a portfolio of consulting, technology and outsourcing services designed to addresses business and operational issues related to sales and service channels, new product innovation, network functions, corporate and enterprise functions and information technology.
Communications, Media & Technology
The Company's Electronics & High Tech industry include information and communications technology, software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, and medical equipment. The Company provides services in areas, such as strategy, enterprise resource management, customer relationship management, integrated mobile services, embedded software services, product lifecycle management, sales transformation, digital marketing services, supply chain management, and merger/acquisition integration.
The Company's Electronics & High Tech industry group services information and communications technology, software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, and medical equipment. The Company provides services in areas such as strategy, enterprise resource management, customer relationship management, integrated mobile services, embedded software services, product lifecycle management, sales transformation, digital marketing services, supply chain management, and merger/acquisition integration.
The Company's Media & Entertainment industry group serves the broadcast, entertainment, print, publishing and portal industries. The Company provides a range of services, including digital marketing, performance advertising, digital rights management, and digital content and media technologies designed to help clients effectively manage, access, distribute and protect content across multiple platforms and devices. The Company also provides additional solutions through Origin Digital and Digiplug, specialized Accenture units that help content owners and distributors adapt business processes and systems to enable digital monetization.
The Company's Financial Services operating group serves the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. The Company's Financial Services operating group consists of Banking, Capital Markets and Insurance. The Company's Banking industry group works with retail and commercial banks, mortgage lenders and diversified financial enterprises. The Company helps these organizations develop and execute strategies to lower operating costs; acquires and retain customers more effectively; expand product and service offerings; manage risk; comply with new regulatory initiatives; support integration related to mergers and acquisitions; and leverage new technologies and distribution channels.
The Company's Capital Markets industry group helps investment banks, broker/dealers, asset management firms, depositories, exchanges and clearing and settlement organizations by providing consulting and outsourcing services to improve their businesses to increase competitiveness. The Company helps clients develop and implement trading, wealth and asset-management, and markets infrastructure systems and solutions. The Company's Insurance industry group helps property and casualty insurers, life insurers, reinsurance firms and insurance brokers improve business processes, modernize their technologies and improve the quality and consistency of risk selection decisions. The Company also provides a range of outsourcing solutions.
Health & Public Service
The Company's Health & Public Service operating group serves healthcare payers and providers, as well as government agencies and public service organizations, around the world. The Company's Health & Public Service operating group consists of Health and Public Service. The Company's Health industry group works with healthcare providers, government health departments, policy-making authorities/regulators, managed care organizations, health insurers and other industry-related organizations around the world to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare. The Company's offerings address a range of areas, including electronic medical records; health insurance exchanges; back-office services for hospitals and health plans; sales and marketing; core administration services; care management services; claims excellence/cost containment; and corporate functions, including human resources, finance, procurement and information technology. The Company's Public Service industry group helps governments position themselves for the future by transforming the way they deliver public services and engage with citizens.
The Company's Products operating group consists of Air, Freight & Travel Services, Automotive, Consumer Goods & Services, Industrial Equipment, Life Sciences and Retail. The Company's Air, Freight & Travel Services industry group serves airlines, freight and logistics companies, and travel services companies, including hotels, tour operators, rental car companies and cruise operators. The Company helps clients address organizational effectiveness by developing and implementing more efficient networks, optimizing back-office functions, integrating supply chains, developing procurement strategies and building improved customer relationship management capabilities.
The Company's Automotive industry group works with original equipment manufacturers and suppliers. The Company helps clients respond to the evolving needs of their customers with offerings that range from in-vehicle infotainment to customer-centered sales and marketing. The Company's Consumer Goods & Services industry group serves food and beverage, alcoholic beverage, household goods, personal care, tobacco, fashion/apparel, agribusiness and consumer health companies around the world.
The Company's Industrial Equipment industry group serves the industrial and electrical equipment, automotive supplier, consumer durable and heavy equipment industries. The Company's Life Sciences industry group works with pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology companies. The Company provides services in large-scale business and technology transformation, business performance improvement, post-merger integration, and business processes and technology outsourcing. The Company's Retail industry group serves a range of companies, including supermarkets, hardline retailers, mass-merchandise discounters, department stores, and fashion and other specialty retailers.
The Company's Resources operating group serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries. The Company's Resources operating group consists of Chemicals, Energy, Natural Resources and Utilities. The Company's Chemicals industry group works with a cross-section of industry segments, including petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers and plastics, gases and agricultural chemicals, among others. The Company's Energy industry group serves a range of companies in the oil and gas industry, including upstream, downstream, oil services and clean-energy companies. The Company's Natural Resources industry group serves the metals, mining, forest products and building materials industries. The Company's Utilities industry group works with electric, gas and water utilities around the world. The Company helps utilities transform themselves from regulated, and sometimes state-owned, local entities to international deregulated corporations.
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