Accenture to Offer Human Capital Management Audit and Compliance Software on SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

  Accenture to Offer Human Capital Management Audit and Compliance Software on
  SAP HANA® Cloud Platform

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NEW YORK -- November 21, 2013

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) announced today its plan to deliver its Accenture HR
Audit and Compliance tool as a service on SAP HANA^® Cloud Platform. The
Accenture software offering is expected to complement and extend the
capabilities of SuccessFactors Employee Central software from SuccessFactors,
an SAP company.

The Accenture HR Audit and Compliance delivered as a service on SAP HANA Cloud
Platform is designed to help manage the HR compliance needs of companies
operating across a range of vertical categories, including regulation-heavy
industries such as oil and gas and financial services.

The proactive reporting capabilities of Accenture HR Audit and Compliance
software can automatically check data against specified criteria and rules.
This enables quick and agile operational, compliance and audit reporting
designed to identify inconsistencies in vital human resources (HR) data before
they create significant issues for the business. Using SAP HANA Cloud
Platform, the Accenture HR Audit and Compliance software delivered as a
service can help companies more effectively harness SuccessFactors Employee
Central software to better align the workforce with business goals. Because
Accenture’s HR Audit and Compliance tool automatically checks data in
SuccessFactors software or the SAP^® ERP Human Capital Management (SAP ERP
HCM) solution running on premise, both HR and IT departments can manage
personnel demands while maintaining consistently high data quality, helping to
lower operating costs.

“Many companies operate in a hybrid environment, with systems located both on
premise and in the cloud,” said Jim Astorian, senior managing director,
Accenture Software. “Delivering Accenture HR Audit and Compliance as a service
on SAP HANA Cloud Platform helps our clients complete accurate audit and
compliance reporting no matter where their data is hosted, simplifying the
entire process and helping to reduce costly errors.”

Accenture HR Audit and Compliance as a service is designed to simplify
exception checking, reduce the cost of managing quality assurance and,
ultimately, save companies time and money associated with erroneous or
incomplete transaction and master data. With SAP HANA Cloud Platform as a
deployment option, companies may access several options for compliance checks.
In most cases companies can be up and running with Accenture HR Audit and
Compliance as a service quickly and be ready to review data from multiple
systems within an optimal timeframe.

“We are pleased to see that continuing its rich 30-year history of
collaboration with SAP, Accenture is announcing a tool built on SAP HANA Cloud
Platform that will serve as an extension to the SuccessFactors Employee
Central solution,” said Bernd-Uwe Pagel, senior vice president of platform
ecosystem and e-channels at SAP. “We anticipate that companies running
SuccessFactors Employee Central will be able to benefit greatly from
Accenture's vast HR expertise, productized and delivered on our
enterprise-class cloud services platform.”

Used by over 1,500 companies in over 40 countries, Accenture Human Capital
Management Software is a suite of software complementary to SAP software for
human resources and payroll that helps to reduce implementation timelines,
simplify upgrades, reduce operational costs, and enable even higher
performance in SAP solution environments. Accenture’s Human Capital Management
Services for SAP solutions help companies adopt a strategic approach to human
resources by delivering global transformation and talent management solutions
based on SAP software, refocusing the HR function from transactional to
strategic programs that deliver critical capabilities for business success.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 275,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended
Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

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Contact:

Accenture
Peter Y. Soh, + 703 947 2571
peter.y.soh@accenture.com
or
Accenture
Julie Bennink, + 312 693 7301
julie.l.bennink@accenture.com
 
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