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Accenture Completes Acquisition of B2B Sales Firm N3

N3 combines specialized sales talent with AI-powered insights to deepen B2B sales interactions Accenture has completed its acquisition of N3, an Atlanta-based business-to-business (B2B) sales firm that combines specialized talent with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) capabilities to enable smarter, more efficient sales interactions. “Bringing N3 into the Accenture family will better enable us to help companies influence purchasing decisions at critical stages” Now part of Accenture…

Most U.S. Shoppers Want Retailers to Close on Thanksgiving Day, Accenture Survey Reveals

14th annual Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey also finds consumers choosing home delivery and minimizing in-store shopping As the retail industry gears up for its busiest shopping period, the COVID-19 pandemic is making consumers focus on their own health and safety and the well-being of retail employees, according to findings of the 14th annual Accenture Holiday Shopping Survey For instance, three-quarters (76%) of the more than 1,500 U.S. consumers surveyed said they want retailers to close on Thanksgiving…

Accenture Acquires CreativeDrive to Help Clients Reinvent Content Creation on Digital and Commerce Channels

CreativeDrive’s global content studios enhance Accenture Interactive’s ability to accelerate clients’ digital commerce transformation Accenture has acquired CreativeDrive, a global, tech-driven content production company that simplifies, automates and scales the creative asset production process. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisition of CreativeDrive — which helps brands meet the ever-increasing pace of digital and commerce channel activation — will complement Accenture’s existing content, digital…

Scottish Start-up Cortex Rebrands to Forrit, Strengthens Board of Directors and Sees Fivefold Increase in Use of Its Core CMS

Forrit, which recently rebranded from the company's previous name Cortex Worldwide, has developed a cloud-based web content management (WCM) platform that enables clients to create, deploy, analyse and optimise their digital estates. The company secured a management buyout from WPP plc in 2017, counts a number of large UK and international enterprise clients among its customer base and is led by CEO and Founder Peter Proud, formerly a senior executive at Accenture and Microsoft. In addition, Forrit has announced a series…

Accenture Acquires Leading Organization Design Consultancy Kates Kesler

Addition of new methodology and experts will bolster existing C-suite offerings for companies navigating organizational change and business model disruption Accenture has acquired Kates Kesler, an organization design consultancy headquartered in New York City that helps many of the world’s largest companies execute their growth strategies. Kates Kesler joins Accenture’s Talent & Organization / Human Potential practice, adding new methodologies and organizational design solutions that will expand existing C-suite…

COVID-19 Increasing Consumers’ Focus on “Ethical Consumption”, Accenture Survey Finds

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating Digital Adoption and Likely to Cause Long-Term Changes in Consumer Behaviors The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to alter consumer behaviors permanently and cause lasting structural changes to the consumer goods and retail industries, according to findings of an Accenture survey of more than 3,000 consumers in 15 countries across five continents. The survey, which was conducted between April 2 and April 6, after many countries had implemented stay-at-home orders, found that consumers have…

Accenture Announces Intent to Acquire French AWS Consultancy Gekko, Bolstering Cloud Innovation for Global Enterprises

Addition of local cloud skills would help clients improve business outcomes Accenture has agreed to acquire Gekko, a leading French Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud services company. The acquisition would expand Accenture’s AWS resources in France to support enterprise migrations and development on cloud platforms, which has become the foundation for innovation and business transformation. “By combining the renowned talent, reputation and capabilities of Gekko with Accenture’s strong team of AWS practitioners in France,…

People + Work Connect Brings Together Leading Companies to Keep People Employed During COVID-19 Crisis

New global employer-to-employer initiative powered by Accenture’s analytics-driven platform As unemployment surpasses record highs due to COVID-19, a group of leading companies from multiple industries has formed People + Work Connect, an employer-to-employer initiative that brings together companies laying off or furloughing people with those companies in urgent need of workers. There is no cost for employers to join and participate. People + Work Connect was designed by CHROs from Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group,…

New Accenture Research Finds Leaders and Employees Hold Differing Views on Progress Toward Equality

Cutting the gap by half would boost global profits by US$3.7 trillion, along with workforce ambition and empowerment   A significant gap exists between the way leaders and employees view progress toward equality in their organizations, according to new research from Accenture. Closing the gap will yield substantial benefits for companies and their employees. The report, “Getting to Equal 2020: The Hidden Value of Culture Makers,” which includes research across 28 countries, found that organizations are at an inflection…

Accenture Acquires Context Information Security, a UK-Based Cybersecurity Consultancy

Acquisition accelerates growth of Accenture Security in the U.K. and internationally Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Context Information Security, a leading cyber defense consultancy, previously owned by parent company Babcock International Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. Founded in 1998 and headquartered in London, Context is one of the most recognizable and respected information security service providers in the U.K. and in global financial services. The company provides high-end cyber defense,…

Accenture to Acquire ESR Labs to Help Automotive Companies Drive Greater Value from Software

ESR Labs will bring additional scale to Accenture’s focus on smart connected solutions and mobility services Accenture has agreed to acquire ESR Labs, a Munich-based company that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers. The acquisition will expand Accenture’s capabilities to help its automotive clients drive greater value from software. Embedded software is the code running on the electronic units that control a vehicle’s functions. Writing it requires a scarce set of experience and…

Accenture Helps Changi Airport Group Establish and Operate a Digital Factory to Drive and Sustain Continuous Innovation

Accenture has helped Changi Airport Group (CAG) which operates the world’s seventh busiest airport for international traffic establish and operate a digital factory to continuously re-invent the airport’s passenger experience and transform operations. Known as DIVA — for digital, innovation, ventures and analytics, the factory is designed to help CAG develop, experiment and launch new digital products and services — from conceptualization to market launch, using new ways of working. A look inside DIVA in Terminal 2…

Bank Fees are Getting Squeezed in the Face of Regulation and New Competitors, Putting 5% of Revenues at Risk, Accenture Report Finds

Eliminating fees, increasing transparency and helping customers make good financial decisions could stem losses and help banks increase revenues Incumbent banks are at risk of losing billions of dollars in retail revenues in the next three to five years, as new competitors draw customers with no-fee banking services and regulators in select markets mandate simple banking fee structures to protect consumers, according to a new report from Accenture . The report, titled “Purpose-Driven Banking: Can Trust Create Win-Win…

Accenture Named as a Leader in New Green Quadrant Report for Operational Excellence Digital Services by Independent Analyst Firm

Accenture has been positioned as a leader in the inaugural Verdantix 2020 Green Quadrant for Operational Excellence Digital Services report. The Verdantix Green Quadrant assessed the capabilities of the 12 most prominent vendors in the market on their ability to meet customer demands for operational excellence digital services. That is defined as consulting engagements that blend knowledge of industrial processes with digital technologies, to deliver improvements in operational excellence strategies across asset…

One-Third of Financial Firms Lack Clear Plan to Address Privacy Risks, Accenture Report Finds

One-third of financial services organizations lack a clear plan or the resources to address privacy risks related to customer data in the next 12 months, according to a new report by Accenture. The report — “Privacy in Financial Services: Stature and Sustainability in the Information Age” — is based on a survey of 100 privacy executives in the banking, insurance and capital markets sectors in North America and Europe. It focuses on how companies should rethink how they use, store and protect customer data as recently…

Accenture Federal Services and ITG Awarded Task Order to Modernize the General Services Administration Acquisition Environment

Accenture Federal Services (AFS), a subsidiary of Accenture and its teaming partner Incentive Technology Group (ITG), which is now part of ICF, have been awarded a task order to help the Federal Acquisition Service, part of the General Services Administration (GSA), modernize its legacy information technology (IT) systems and business processes. Marketing Technology News: Digital Realty Earns 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award This is one of the first task orders issued under GSA’s CIO Modernization and…

Accenture and SAP Launch Upstream Oil and Gas Solution to Help Streamline Processes and Costs

Solution based on contributions from leading global oil and gas companies, including ConocoPhillips and Shell Accenture and SAP have launched a co-developed solution for upstream oil and gas companies  based on SAP S/4HANA® Cloud. Using intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), the SAP S/4HANA Cloud solution for upstream oil and gas helps clients to further increase visibility into operations and cash flow. Now generally available globally, SAP S/4HANA Cloud for upstream oil and gas is a scalable…

Accenture Completes Acquisition of ESR Labs, to Help Automotive Companies Drive Greater Value from Software

Accenture has completed the acquisition of ESR Labs, a Munich-based company that develops embedded software for leading German car brands and suppliers. ESR Labs is joining Accenture Industry X.0, the part of Accenture that uses digital technologies to improve how companies design, engineer and manufacture products and services, and operate industrial facilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Marketing Technology News: Recapd Enables Captions for Zoom and Webex Meetings as People Work from Home The…

Accenture Brings on Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Tom Lounibos to Lead Accenture Ventures

Accenture Ventures to forge new relationships with entrepreneurs, accelerating innovation for Accenture and its clients Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has appointed veteran Silicon Valley entrepreneur Tom Lounibos to lead Accenture Ventures as its new Managing Director. Mr. Lounibos joins Accenture Ventures following a decades-long career as a highly successful technology entrepreneur and founder of six different software startups. He took two of those companies public (Knowledgeware and Sagent Technology) and sold the other…

Accenture Acquires Yesler, Bolstering its B2B Marketing Services

Accenture has acquired Yesler, a business-to-business (B2B) marketing services agency that helps many of the world’s leading brands run their global marketing programs and operations at speed and scale. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Accenture acquires Yesler to enhance B2B marketing services The acquisition continues to strengthen and scale Accenture’s B2B marketing services, adding depth in offerings such as account-based marketing, customer advocacy, sales enablement, and marketing automation. With…