Accenture Awarded Website Modernization Contract from the SEC

  Accenture Awarded Website Modernization Contract from the SEC

          Work to focus on the redesign and optimization of SEC.gov

Business Wire

ARLINGTON, Va. -- November 14, 2012

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has awarded Accenture
Federal Services a five-year, $13 million contract for major architectural
improvements and redesign of its three public websites, online tools used most
frequently by the public, and the agency’s employee intranet.

Accenture’s work will support ongoing initiatives at SEC to enhance its
technology infrastructure. Work on SEC.gov will include visual redesign,
content management, web search engine optimization, user analytics and site
security.

“The SEC strategy has been to leverage its resources wisely to create the
greatest operational efficiencies and reduce life cycle costs. The redesign
and enhancements to SEC.gov and its other portals will create a more robust
and integrated system that is safe and secure, yet flexible to support
evolving content,” said Ed Meehan, who leads Accenture’s federal civilian
agency portfolio.

The SEC is a regulatory agency charged with protecting investors and
overseeing the U.S. financial securities markets, including securities
exchanges, securities brokers and dealers, investment advisors and mutual
funds. The agency’s website provides information on decisions and rule
interpretations that protect the interests of investors. The website collects
thousands of tips, complaints and referrals on possible securities law
violations. Improvements to the site will make it easier to use and better
support 1.8 million daily visits.

Work under the contract includes improvements and upgrades to the SEC’s
Investor.gov, which helps investors conduct background checks on investment
professionals and firms, understand key financial documents and learn to
identify fraudulent offers. Improvements also will be made to the SEC’s
employee intranet – used by more than 3,800 internal users on the SEC network.

Accenture also will transform public access to the SEC’s Electronic Data
Gathering and Retrieval (EDGAR) system, creating a new search tool with
advanced options to make it easier to find specific disclosure documents.
Investors use EDGAR to search more than 21 million disclosure documents.

Combined, the SEC portals receive more than 35 million visits a day and
average 450 million visits per month.

Accenture’s federal business serves every cabinet-level department and 20 of
the largest federal organizations. The U.S. federal portfolio spans across
clients in civilian, defense, intelligence and public safety agencies.

Learn more about Accenture’s work with federal agencies and Delivering Public
Service for the Future.

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 www.accenture.com.

Contact:

Accenture
Joanne Veto, 703-963-4212 (mobile)
joanne.m.veto@accenture.com
 
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