Skanska Selects Accenture to Implement Oracle Fusion Applications to Improve Business Operations, Reduce Costs

  Skanska Selects Accenture to Implement Oracle Fusion Applications to Improve
  Business Operations, Reduce Costs

Business Wire

STOCKHOLM -- March 27, 2013

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been awarded a framework agreement to deliver
management consulting and technology application services to Skanska Sverige
AB, the project development and construction group. Financial terms were not

Through the three-year framework agreement, Accenture will work with Skanska
to implement new Oracle Applications to support Skanska in human resources,
finance and accounting, business analytics and operations. The program will
support Skanska’s plans to deliver increased operational efficiencies, reduce
technology costs and better manage the project portfolio.

The applications will be built on Oracle technology and include Oracle Fusion
Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and
Oracle Hyperion. Accenture will provide its Oracle Fusion Middleware
accelerator, the Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle, to jump start the
build out of development environments for the project.

In addition to systems integration services for Oracle Fusion Applications and
the Oracle E-Business Suite, Accenture will offer change management and
end-user training services to support the implementation.

“By selecting Accenture we will have access to the skills and expertise
necessary to meet the future information technology delivery requirements of
our approximately 10,000 end users in Sweden,” said Charlotta Gren, Program
Manager at Skanska. “Accenture has the relevant experience, the intellectual
capital in terms of methods and procedures, operational expertise and resource
capabilities, and brings a significant commitment to our success. We look
forward to the common journey we have ahead of us.”

In a new report, Achieving High Performance in the Construction Industry,
Accenture argues that construction companies seeking to take full advantage of
the opportunities emerging from the growth in urbanization, globalization and
infrastructure renewal will require new business approaches. Market-leading
companies will need to learn how to better position themselves to manage the
supply side and capture the increased demand.

Carl-Peter Thorwid, managing director of Accenture in Sweden, said: “Global
construction companies need to be exceptionally agile, efficient and
customer-focused to compete successfully with increasingly powerful
emerging-market players and achieve high performance in the construction
markets of the future. We are pleased to have been selected by Skanska to
develop and implement one of the broadest Oracle Fusion Applications
installations in the world.Skanska is among a growing cadre of Accenture
clients interested in the design and implementation of SaaS and on-premise
versions of Fusion Applications.”

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 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


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