Accenture Launches New Innovation Centre for SAP® Solutions in South Africa

  Accenture Launches New Innovation Centre for SAP® Solutions in South Africa

Business Wire

JOHANNESBURG -- November 13, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced it is expanding its global network of
Innovation Centres for SAP® solutions with the opening of a new centre in
Centurion, South Africa. Focused on accelerating the development, delivery and
commercialisation of business solutions based on SAP technologies, the centre
will help clients increase speed to market, enhance flexibility, and improve
business performance.

The Accenture Innovation Centres for SAP solutions bring together Accenture’s
functional and industry expertise with the latest SAP technologies, including
the SAP HANA® platform and mobility and cloud solutions.Supported by teams of
professionals from Accenture and SAP, the centres provide clients with
process-specific business solutions, thought leadership around existing and
emerging SAP solution-based technology, and the industrialisation of the
resulting solution, content and delivery methods.

In particular, the Accenture Innovation Centre for SAP solutions in Centurion
is focused on innovating new solutions for growth industries, such as
telecommunications, utilities, mining, banking, public sector, automotive,
consumer goods and retail.

“The new Accenture Innovation Centre for SAP solutions will help our clients
in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region derive even greater value
from their investments in SAP solutions and accelerate business results in the
highly competitive market environment,” said Willie Schoeman, managing
director of Technology, Accenture Southern Africa.

“Through this innovation centre, we’ll bring the best of Accenture’s global
experience to our local clients and enable the localisation of solutions to
meet their specific business challenges in the region,” said Eliseo Belmonte,
lead, SAP Solutions, Accenture in Africa.

The centre will also house a critical skills and training facility,
incorporating the Accenture Academy for SAP solutions.Accenture will develop
a pipeline of priority technology skills, taking in hundreds of university
graduates as interns who will become professionals certified in SAP solutions.

The South African centre joins Accenture’s global network of innovation
centres in the U.S., Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, France and
India.These innovation centres leverage the skills and expertise at locations
across the Accenture Global Delivery Network, Accenture Technology Labs and
the Accenture Global Talent and Innovation Network.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries.Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities
across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the
world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help
them become high-performance businesses and governments.The company generated
net revenues of US$27.9billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its
home page is

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