Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Chooses Cloud-Based Property and Casualty Software Offered by Accenture

  Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Chooses Cloud-Based Property and
  Casualty Software Offered by Accenture

  Accenture Duck Creek Suite to be delivered through a Software as a Service
                                    Model

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- May 13, 2014

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) announced an agreement with Berkshire Hathaway Specialty
Insurance (BHSI) to deploy the Accenture Duck Creek Suite through a Software
as a Service (SaaS) model to support the insurer’s policy, claims and billing
functions. The fully integrated system will be hosted by the Accenture Cloud
Platform and will enable BHSI to consolidate and streamline business processes
on a single hosted platform, helping the insurer to quickly adapt to changing
market demands, enhance customer service and maintain competitively lower
operating costs.

“Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance is a rapidly growing business and
needs a robust and flexible core insurance IT platform that gives us a
competitive advantage,” said James O. Roser, CIO, BHSI. “We expect Accenture
Duck Creek to help us achieve key business objectives including accelerated
product launches, enhanced claims management and a streamlined billing
process. The combination of the full-scale functionality of the Accenture Duck
Creek Suite and its ability to offer these capabilities as a cloud solution
makes Accenture the ideal business partner for this highly strategic
initiative.”

“Organizations in the financial services industry are increasingly looking for
leading software capabilities delivered through cloud services to help boost
their productivity and get a faster return on technology investments,” said
John M. Cusano, global managing director for Accenture's Insurance practice.
“By leveraging a cloud-based SaaS model to enhance its policy, claims and
billing functions, BHSI will be able to better manage IT costs, while
benefiting from a scalable single core system that it can rely on to help
improve business agility and support its growth agenda.”

The Accenture Duck Creek Suite includes Duck Creek Billing, Claims and Policy
solutions, which can be implemented individually or as part of a broader
migration strategy. The award-winning suite is designed to help property and
casualty insurers of all sizes to improve customer service and lower costs by
enabling them to configure products, transact lines of business and process
claims more efficiently.

About Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance (www.bhspecialty.com) provides
commercial property, casualty, healthcare professional liability, executive
and professional lines insurance and programs for customers across the U.S. It
underwrites on the paper of Berkshire Hathaway's National Indemnity group of
insurance companies, which hold financial strength ratings of A++ from AM Best
and AA+ from Standard & Poor's. Based in Boston, Berkshire Hathaway Specialty
Insurance has regional underwriting offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles
and New York. For more information, contact info@bhspecialty.com.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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.

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to
develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based
solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve
high performance. Its home page is www.accenture.com/software. For Accenture
Duck Creek software, its home page is www.accenture.com/duckcreek. Accenture’s
P&C insurance software is part of Accenture Property & Casualty Insurance
Services. By applying its extensive industry knowledge to continuously enhance
its software, Accenture helps insurers reduce operating costs, and drive
growth through better customer interaction and product innovation.

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Accenture Software, Accenture Cloud Platform and High Performance Delivered
are trademarks of Accenture.

Contact:

Accenture
Francois Luu, + 33-6-60-53-84-28
francois.luu@accenture.com
or
Julie Bennink, + 312-693-7301
julie.l.bennink@accenture.com
 
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