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Accenture Collaborates With SAP to Provide Upstream Operational Solutions for Global Oil and Gas Companies

  Accenture Collaborates With SAP to Provide Upstream Operational Solutions
  for Global Oil and Gas Companies

Business Wire

HOUSTON -- November 16, 2012

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it is working with SAP AG (NYSE:
SAP) to help global oil and gas companies improve their operational
performance and increase efficiencies with upstream solutions.

Accenture and SAP will work closely with these companies to extend the current
capabilities of SAP® solutions by integrating operational functions that span
engineering, production, maintenance, finance, and environment, health and
safety (EH&S).

“Accenture and SAP have enjoyed a strong relationship for decades, developing
customized solutions to help oil and gas companies improve their operations,”
said Sam Paul, managing director of Accenture’s energy industry group in North
America. “Whether it’s integrating key upstream processes or capitalizing on
business analytics or mobility, based on SAP technology, Accenture is focused
on providing innovative solutions that help its clients become
high-performance businesses.”

Cooperation between Accenture and SAP will be centered initially on leveraging
SAP applications, including SAP Upstream Operations Management and SAP
Production and Revenue Accounting, to address the needs of integrated digital
oilfield operations.

Accenture will leverage Accenture Advanced Enterprise Solution (AAES) to
deliver SAP solutions that are custom built for oil and gas upstream
operations. AAES links Accenture’s industry insights and experience into a set
of leading practices, processes and technologies that is packaged for rapid
deployment and provides more predictable, high quality results. The objective
is to help these companies take immediate advantage of new innovations, such
as analytics, mobility, in-memory and database technology, including the SAP
HANA® platform.

“Today, many decisions and processes of global oil and gas companies are
located in isolated silos across the organization,” said Michael Wendell,
head, Industry Business Solutions, SAP. “For example, revenue processes may be
held in one system, cost processes in another, root-cause analysis in yet
another. Through this cooperation with Accenture – our long-term teaming
partner in the oil and gas industry – we aim to help eliminate these silos and
better enable real-time decision making and execution of upstream operations
activities across multiple dimensions of an organization. This will help oil
and gas companies to better understand the true impact on operations, helping
deliver more value to upstream operations.”

SAP and Accenture have already deployed SAP applications and SAP analytics and
mobility solutions that showcase a complete, end-to-end “day-in-the-life”
scenario for upstream oil and gas operations.

Accenture will also work with SAP to incorporate global requirements and new
functionality into the SAP solutions, building out a fully global hydrocarbon
solution for upstream oil and gas.

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$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.Its
home page is www.accenture.com.

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Contact:

Accenture
Allen Valahu, + 33 1 53 23 57 54
allen.valahu@accenture.com
or
Christine Yee Fields, + 330 234 6406
christine.fields@accenture.com