Astellas Awards Accenture Contract to Standardize Global IT Operations

  Astellas Awards Accenture Contract to Standardize Global IT Operations

     Standardized IT Operating Model To Help Astellas Further Accelerate

Business Wire

TOKYO & NEW YORK -- May 08, 2013

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)has signed an eight-year application outsourcing
agreement with Astellas Pharma Inc. (TSE:4503, “Astellas”). As part of the
contract, Accenture will deliver application development and maintenance
services to the leading pharmaceutical company, whichresearches, develops and
manufactures prescription drugs.

Accenture will help modernize and standardize Astellas’ core business systems,
such as accounting, production management, purchasing and supply chain
management in its Japan, North America and European regions. Accenture will
leverage its Global Delivery Network locations in India, China and Brazil to
support the engagement.

Astellas’ objective for the engagement is to prepare a foundation for
accelerated globalization of its business. The company plans to do so by
working with Accenture to standardize its global information technology (IT)
operations. This will help Astellas improve both the efficiency and
effectiveness of its IT function and increase its focus on driving innovation
into its global business model to improve competitive positioning.

“Astellas is a leader in driving globalization and serves as a model for many
large Japanese multinational companies trying to globalize their operations in
the marketplace,” said Todor Radmilovich, Accenture managing director based in
Japan. “Accenture is proud to assist Astellas in its efforts by utilizing our
deep industry knowledge and skills, globally industrialized IT processes and
assets, and passion for driving change and improvements. We look forward to
working with Astellas on an exciting transformation journey and helping the
company achieve its globalization goals.”

Learn more about Accenture’s Life Sciences practice.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 261,000 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
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