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Deloitte: Organizations Seek to Align Shared Services Centers

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Organizations continue to view Shared Services Centers (SCCs) as a value driver and are increasingly eager to develop new value processes, according to the results of Deloitte’s 2013 Global Shared Services Survey, which revealed that almost 100 percent of respondents (95 percent) believe that  SCCs will continue to provide critical and high-value processes for their organizations.

The majority of [...]


PwC: Late March Surge in IPO Activity

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A very active last two weeks of March helped close out a strong first quarter for U.S. IPOs. Total IPO proceeds raised in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2013 exceeded the first quarter of 2012, despite a decrease in the volume of IPOs, according to IPO Watch, a quarterly and annual survey of IPOs listed on [...]


PwC: IPO activity marches on

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 PwC sees a surge in private equity-backed company initial public offerings during March 2013 may be the first signs of a recovery in the European IPO market.

PwC’s IPO Watch Europe Q1 2013 report found that activity for the quarter rose by almost 40% from €2.3bn to €3.2bn, [...]


PwC: Insolvencies drop significantly in Q1 2013,

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PwC reports that in total there were 3,285 insolvencies in the first three months of 2013, down from 3657 in Q4 2012 and 4,412 in the first quarter of 2012. Administrations fell by almost a third from 724 in Q1 2012 to 490 while Company Voluntary Arrangements dropped to 104, their lowest level for 10 years, PwC has found.Looking [...]


Accenture : Communications Service Providers Compelled to Adopt New Technologies

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Faced with ongoing economic challenges, declining voice and text revenues, and the need to address customers’ quality of service expectations on data-intensive networks, communications service providers (CSPs) are being compelled to consider revamping their operating models and adopting new transformational technologies to survive and thrive, according to a survey from Accenture (NYSE:ACN).

The survey confirmed that new technology introductions, quality [...]


Accenture: to Enable Aadhaar ID System for Government of Punjab

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been awarded a 12-month contract for technology and management consulting services to reengineer and implement the way beneficiary programs are delivered in Punjab under the Aadhaar biometric identification program. The contract will help the State Government of Punjab identify eligible citizens and eliminate duplicate and incorrect records for the Department of Food and Civil Supplies.

“The [...]


Accenture: Delivers New Reservation, Revenue Management and CRM Systems

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Rail Solutions, an SNCF subsidiary, today announced that they have successfully delivered a range of passenger-focused systems for new Italian rail operator, Nuovo Trasporto Viaggiatori (NTV). These include an advanced reservation and distribution platform, a revenue management system and a customer relationship management (CRM) system.

“NTV has been propelled [...]


Deloitte: Receives Two SAP® North America Partner Excellence Awards 2013

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Deloitte  announced it is the recipient of two SAP® North America Partner Excellence Awards for 2013 in the categories “Top Support Services – Technical Quality” and “Top Services Partner – Strategic Industries.”  Awards were presented by SAP Americas (NYSE: SAP) during the SAP North America Field Kick-Off Meeting (FKOM) 2013, held Jan. 22-24 in Las Vegas, to the top-performing [...]


Deloitte Report Uncovers Seven Crucial Leadership Conversations

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Success in most organizations depends on the commitment and talent of its workforce. According to Deloitte’s third annual Human Capital Trends report, Leading Indicators, C-level executives need to take a critical look at how their company’s talent is driving its business and address seven specific issues in order to remain successful over the next 18 to 24 months.

The following [...]


PwC: Cautiously optimistic – words to live by for miners in 2013

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By Rob Starr, Content Manager, Big4.com

After a slow and cautious 2012, mining M&A activity is expected to continue at a moderate and cautious pace in 2013 as metal prices stabilize and companies bet on a continued rise in commodity demand from countries such as China, according to the latest Mining Deals report by [...]