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INFOSYS LIMITED: Accor Selects Infy CommerceEdge to drive Scl shopping

INFOSYS LIMITED: Accor Selects Infy CommerceEdge to drive Scl shopping
Accor Selects Infosys CommerceEdgeTM To 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
hotels. 
The implementation of the CommerceEdge platform is across accorhotels.com which
caters to 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 to seasonal peaks, demand-generating campaigns and expansion across
geographies. 
* Infosys CommerceEdge video: http://www.infosys.com/richmedia/edge/ 


    Infosys-CommerceEdge-product-demo.htm
      * Infosys CommerceEdge brochure : http://www.infosys.com/commerceedge/
    resources/Documents/drive-better-results-business.pdf
      * White Papers:
          + Commerce for the Digital Consumer: www.infosys.com/commerceedge/
        resources/Documents/commerce-digital-consumer.pdf
       
      + Smart, Social and Satisfying - The Future of Shopping in the Age of
        Social Commerce : http://www.infosys.com/socialedge/resources/Documents
        /shopping-age-social-commerce.pdf


   
  * Infosys Travel and Hospitality sector : www.infosys.com/industries/ 


    hospitality-leisure/Pages/index.aspx
      * Digital Consumer Blog: www.infosysblogs.com/digital-consumer/
    About Infosys

Infosys partners with global enterprises to drive their innovation-led growth.
That's why Forbes ranked Infosys #19 among the top 100 most innovative
companies. As a leading provider of next-generation consulting, technology, and
outsourcing solutions, Infosys helps clients in more than 30 countries realize
their goals. Visit www.infosys.com and see how Infosys (NYSE: INFY), with its
150,000+ people, is Building Tomorrow's EnterpriseĀ® today.

About Accor

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
hotelF1 - 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 | 
www.accorhotels.com

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For further information please contact:                                        


                                                                           
EMEA                                                                           
Paul de Lara                                                                   
Infosys, United Kingdom                                                        
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Sarah Vanita Gideon                                                            
Infosys, India                                                                 
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Sarah_Gideon@infosys.com                                                        
                                                                           
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Cristin Balog                                                                  
Infosys, Australia                                                             
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Cristin_Balog@infosys.com                                                       
                                                                           
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Danielle D'Angelo                                                              
Infosys, United States                                                         
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Danielle_DAngelo@infosys.com                                                    
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