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Please find attached the press release titled
"Accor Selects Infosys CommerceEdge(TM) To Drive Social Shopping Via Facebook"
This is for your information and records.
For Infosys Limited
N R Ravikrishnan
Accor Selects Infosys CommerceEdge"(TM) Drive Social Shopping Via Facebook
Bangalore & Paris, 7 March 2013: Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and
market leader in Europe, has deployed the Infosys CommerceEdge platform to
provide its customers with a social travel shopping experience. Visitors to
www.accorhotels.com will now be able to seamlessly connect with their Facebook
friends to seek opinions and share travel experiences as they choose their
The implementation of the CommerceEdge platform is across accorhotels.com
which caters ta more than 3,500 hotels across 92 countries and has over
200 million unique visitors per year.
Infosys CommerceEdge is a comprehensive eCommerce and social commerce platform
that enables visitors to log into Accor's ecommerce website using their
Facebook account, providing a simple connection and registration process.
Visitors' actions can then be posted on their Facebook pages. These
conversations will enhance the customer experience and help build wider
visibility for the different hotel brands within the Accor group.
The platform's reporting and analytics capabilities will provide Accor with
insights into customer behavior and their social interactions. It also
provides Accor with a foundation for enabling access to the Accor websites via
other prominent online social media networks in the future.
Vinciane Masure, New Media Strategy Director at Accor said, "It is crucial to
provide our guests with simple and popular channels to engage with us.
Infosys CommerceEdge plays a key role in ensuring this by enabling millions
of registered customers to connect with their social networks and exchange
information about their hotel experiences."
"Social shopping, where consumers engage with their social network in making
purchase decisions, is redefining the future of online shopping and changing
consumer behavior from 'buzz' to 'buy', said Samson David, Vice President and
Global Head - Business Platforms. "Infosys CommerceEdge includes a
comprehensive set of social shopping capabilities which will help Accor
increase traffic and enhance conversion."
Provided as a cloud based service, Infosys CommerceEdge enables scalability
according ta seasonal peaks, demand-generating campaigns and expansion across
* Infosys CommerceEdge video:
* Infosys CommerceEdge brochure :
* White Papers:
o Commerce for the Digital Consumer:
o Smart, Social and Satisfying - The Future of Shopping in the Age of
Social Commerce :
* Infosys Travel and Hospitality sector
* Digital Consumer Blog: www.infosysblogs.com/diqital-consumer/
lnfosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth.
That's why Forbes ranked lnfosys #19 among the top 100 most innovative
companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology,
and outsourcing solutions, lnfosys helps clients in more than 30 countries
realize their goals. Visit www.infosys.com and see how lnfosys (NYSE: INFY),
with ils 150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's Enterprise(r) today .
Accor, the world's leading hotel operator and market leader in Europe, is
present in 92 countries with more than 3,500 hotels and 450,000 rooms. Accor's
broad portfolio of hotel brands - Sofitel, Pullman, MGallery, Grand Mercure,
Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget and
hoteiF1 - provide an extensive offer from luxury to budget. With more than
160,000 employees in Accor brand hotels worldwide , the Group offers its
clients and partners 45 years of know-how and expertise. www.accor.com /
Certain statements in this release concerning our future growth prospects are
forward-looking statements, which involve a number of risks and uncertainties
that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in such
forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties relating to these
statements include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties regarding
fluctuations in earnings, fluctuations in foreign exchange rates, our ability
to manage growth, intense competition in IT services including those factors
which may affect our cost advantage, wage increases in lndia, our ability to
attract and retain highly skilled professionals, lime and cost overruns on
fixed-price, fixed-time frame contracts, client concentration, restrictions
on immigration, industry segment concentration, our ability to manage our
international operations, reduced demand for technology in our key focus
areas, disruptions in telecommunication networks or system failures, our
ability to successfully complete and integrale potential acquisitions,
liability for damages on our service contracts, the success of the companies
in which lnfosys has made strategic investments, withdrawal or expiration of
governmental fiscal incentives, political instability and regional conflicts,
legal restrictions on raising capital or acquiring companies outside lndia,
and unauthorized use of our intellectual property and general economic
conditions affecting our industry. Additional risks that could affect our
future operating results are more fully described in our United States
Securities and Exchange Commission filings including our Annual Report on
Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012 and on Form 6-K for the
quarters ended June 30, 2012, September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2012.These
filings are available at http://www.sec.gov.lnfosys may, from lime to lime,
make additional written and oral forward-looking statements, including
statements contained in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission and our reports to shareholders. The company does not undertake to
update any forward-looking statements that may be made from time to time by
or on behalf of the company unless required by law.
For further information please contact:
EMEA Asia Pacifie
Paul de Lara Sarah Vanita Gideon
lnfosys, United Kingdom lnfosys, lndia
Phone: +44 2075162748 Phone: +91 80 4156 4998
Cristin Balog Danielle D'Angelo
lnfosys, Australia lnfosys, United States
Phone:+61 3 9860 2277 Phone: +1 510 859 5783
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