Profile: Accenture PLC (ACN)
20 Feb 2019
Accenture plc, incorporated on June 10, 2009, is a professional services company serving clients in a range of industries and in geographic regions, which include North America, Europe and Growth Markets. The Company is engaged in providing management and technology consulting services. The Company's segments include Communications, Media & Technology; Financial Services; Health & Public Service; Products, and Resources. Its services and solutions include Accenture Strategy, Accenture Consulting, Accenture Digital, Accenture Technology and Accenture Operations. The Accenture Strategy provides a range of strategy services focused on areas, such as digital technologies; enterprise architecture and applications; Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and enterprise value; information technology (IT); security; mergers and acquisitions; operations; advanced customer services, and talent and organization. The Accenture Consulting provides industry insights and management and technology consulting capabilities. The Accenture Digital provides digital services across three areas, including Accenture Interactive, Accenture Mobility and Accenture Analytics. The Accenture Technology comprises two primary areas: Technology Services, and Technology Innovation and Ecosystem. The Accenture Operations provide business process services, infrastructure services, security services and cloud services, including the Accenture cloud platform. The Company also provides intelligent automation services.
Communications, Media & Technology
The Company's Communications, Media & Technology operating group serves the communications, electronics, technology, media and entertainment industries. The Company's services include helping clients run operations, create business model innovations, introduce new products and services, and digitally engage and entertain the customers. The Company's communications industry group serves wireline, wireless, cable and satellite communications service providers. The Company's electronics and high technology industry group serves the information and communications technology, software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, and medical equipment industries. The Company's electronics and high technology industry group serves the information and communications technology, software, semiconductor, consumer electronics, aerospace and defense, and medical equipment industries.
The Company's financial services operating group serves the banking, capital markets and insurance industries. The Company's banking and capital markets industry group serves retail and commercial banks, mortgage lenders, payment providers, investment banks, wealth and asset management firms, broker/dealers, depositories, exchanges, clearing and settlement organizations, and other diversified financial enterprises. The Company's insurance industry group serves property and casualty insurers, life insurers, reinsurance firms and insurance brokers.
Health & Public Service
The Company's health & public service operating group serves healthcare payers and providers, as well as government departments and agencies, public service organizations, educational institutions and non-profit organizations. The Company's research-based insights and offerings, including consulting services and digital solutions, are designed to help clients deliver social, economic and health outcomes to the people they serve. The Company's health industry group works with healthcare providers, such as hospitals, public health systems, policy-making authorities, health insurers (payers), and industry organizations and associations for the quality, accessibility and productivity of healthcare. The Company works primarily with defense departments and military forces; public safety authorities, such as police forces and border management agencies; justice departments; human services agencies; educational institutions, such as universities; non-profit organizations, and postal, customs, revenue and tax agencies.
The Company's products operating group serves a set of interconnected consumer-relevant industries. The Company helps clients to manage the performance in distribution and sales and marketing; in research and development and manufacturing, and in business functions, such as finance, human resources, procurement and supply chain while leveraging technology. The Company's consumer goods, retail and travel services industry group serves food and beverage, household goods, personal care, tobacco, fashion/apparel, agribusiness and consumer health companies; supermarkets, hardline retailers, mass-merchandise discounters, department stores and specialty retailers, as well as airlines and hospitality and travel services companies. The Company's industrial industry group works with automotive manufacturers and suppliers; freight and logistics companies; industrial and electrical equipment, consumer durable and heavy equipment companies, and construction and infrastructure management companies. The Company's life sciences industry group serves pharmaceutical, medical technology and biotechnology companies.
The Company's resources operating group serves the chemicals, energy, forest products, metals and mining, utilities and related industries. The Company works with clients to develop and execute strategies, operations, manage complex change initiatives and integrate digital technologies designed to manage the capital investments. The Company's chemicals and natural resources industry group works with a range of industry segments, including petrochemicals, specialty chemicals, polymers and plastics, gases and agricultural chemicals, among others, as well as the metals, mining, forest products and building materials industries. The Company's energy industry group serves a range of companies in the oil and gas industry, including upstream, downstream, oil services and new energy companies. The Company's utilities industry group works with electric, gas and water utilities.
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