Big Four & Leading Accounting and Consulting Firms – news, opinion and career opportunities for aspiring & current professionals & alumni

Category: Accenture

Accenture Releases Enhanced Human Services Software for Government Agencies


Supports caseworker efficiency and single citizen applications for multiple assistance programs


ARLINGTON, Va; August 26, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has released version 6.1 of its Human Services Software Suite, enhancing its capabilities to support state agencies’ modernization of eligibility systems, integration across programs and compliance with federal requirements including the [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Accenture Selected as Lead Texas Medicaid Vendor


Signs three-year contract with state for claims processing

AUSTIN, Texas; July 31, 2014 – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has selected Accenture  (NYSE:ACN) to serve as lead Medicaid vendor upon the termination of the current prime contractor on August 1, 2014. The contract has a three-year base period, with two one-year extension [...]

Accenture’s New Predictive Health Intelligence Solutions a “Data Supply Chain” for better value and patient health

Jeff Elton

By Rob Starr, Content Manager.

Today’s global life sciences companies need better treatments and services that often spring from the well of analytics enabled solutions. It’s a recipe for both improved patient and economic outcomes that Accenture has taken a lead in by way of their latest innovation, Predictive Health Intelligence Solutions

Jeff Elton, Managing Director of Accenture Life Sciences, [...]

Big4 At Davos – Accenture’s New Research on Remaking Customer Markets


Accenture is unveiling new research on the importance of digital as part of the World Economic Forum 2014 at Davos

More than ever, the customer experience is what matters most. Yet thanks to the ability of today’s digital technology to dissolve traditional industrial or economic boundaries and to spark sudden and lasting shifts in what customers come to expect, markets are [...]

Big4 at Davos 2014 – Accenture Unlocks Growth with Digital (Live Video)


Live from the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Accenture convened a panel of global leaders from across industry sectors to debate how new digitally contested markets are forming, and what technology and business capabilities are required for incumbents and new entrants alike to succeed.

Here is the live video

Antonio Simos HSBC

David Kirkpatrick, Taxonomy

Paul Dougherty, Accenture

Big4 at WEF Davos 2014 – Accenture Asks: Is Europe Back? (Live Video)


Is Europe Back?
At January 22, 2014, 4:45 a.m. ET / 10:45 a.m. CET, Accenture Chairman & CEO, Pierre Nanterme joined Martin Sorrell, Chief Executive Officer, WPP, Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS, Giuseppe Recchi, Chairman, Eni and moderator Bobby Ghosh, Editor, Time International as [...]

Fresh Technologies for Building a Consulting Practice in 2014

Alan Radding, guest blogger

Your own book is the best way to build a consulting practice; ask me about ghostwriting your book

While everyone is talking about the hot technology trends for 2014—hybrid cloud computing, real-time and predictive analytics—innovative IT consultants need to look beyond those, which have become so ho-hum. When looking ahead, this [...]

Accenture: Working To Improve Operational Efficiency In Sri Lanka


Accenture  has signed an agreement with Brandix (, the largest exporter of apparel in Sri Lanka, to provide business process outsourcing (BPO) services for human resources, finance and accounting and procurement.

Brandix, a leading apparel manufacturer , is also credited with innovating and creating many firsts, among them, the world’s first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum-rated Green factory [...]

Accenture: evopro group acquisitions


Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has agreed to acquire the industrial and embedded software development and services business of evopro group, a software development and engineering services company headquartered in Budapest.

The acquisition will bring together Accenture’s ability to deliver complex global transformation programs through industrialized delivery methods and innovative technologies with evopro group’s software and engineering skills.

evopro group, [...]

Accenture: Typhoon Haiyan Disaster Relief


Accenture  announced more than US$2 million in cash and pro-bono contributions to support disaster relief and reconstruction efforts in the Philippines, following Typhoon Haiyan.

Accenture’s contributions include the following mix of financial giving and time and skills of its people:

Accenture and the Accenture Foundations will donate US$1 million to Skills to Succeed strategic partner Plan International. Cash grants will [...]

Accenture: Seniors Seek Digital Tools


According to a new Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey ,  there is more focus on the growing number of tech-savvy seniors (57 percent) who are seeking digital options for managing their health services remotely.

The growing population of seniors are active online users, as documented by the Pew Internet & American Life Project that shows Internet use between 2000 to 2012 tripled for those 65 [...]

Accenture : Blanket Purchase Agreement with U.S. Social Security Administration


The Social Security Administration (SSA) has selected Accenture Federal Services as one of three prime contractors to provide specialized advisory and assistance support services. Accenture also supports the SSA under the Information Technology Support Services Contract (ITSSC), implementing emerging technology solutions and applications designed to improve the SSA’s service delivery capabilities to current and future beneficiaries.

The BPA [...]

Accenture: Joins Forces With ServiceSourceTo Boost Recurring Revenues


Accenture and ServiceSource have formed a global alliance to make it easier and faster for companies, such as manufacturers of computer software and equipment and medical technology devices, to generate and retain more recurring revenues from their customers.

ServiceSource will deploy Renew OnDemand™, its cloud-based application that provides the data management, sales automation and sales analytics capabilities needed to maximize [...]

Accenture: Research Says Digital Banking Could Put 35 Percent of Traditional Banks’ Market Share Up for Grabs


According to new research published by Accenture today, thirty-five percent of banks’ market share in North America could be up for grabs by 2020, as traditional branch banking gives way to digital banking.

Based on customer survey-data, the research cites a 50 percent increase in mobile banking activity over the past year; double- and triple-digit growth in online sales of [...]

Accenture: Insurance Underwriting Needs Technology but Data-Integration Needs Improvement


Technology investment is the best way to improve quality in commercial insurance underwriting, but poor data integration and technology training practices stand in the way. This from an Accenture survey of 559 American commercial insurance underwriters.

Ninety three percent of underwriters see investment in technology as the best way to improve underwriting quality and more than half of respondents (54 [...]