Big4.com Reports on Accenture’s Expanding Scope and Capabilities Pertaining to SAP® Database Technology

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First SAP Partner to make large investment in SAP HANA®

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Big4.com, the premier social networking forum for professionals and alumni of Accenture, Andersen, BearingPoint, Capgemini, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers, PwC reports on Accenture’s expansion of the scope of its Innovation Centers for SAP® solutions to become the first global systems integrator (SI). The idea is to focus on accelerating the development and delivery of SAP’s real-time database solutions and services.

The announcement was made at the SAPPHIRE® NOW conference being held in Orlando, May 14 – 16, where Accenture is exhibiting in booth 2501, Big4.com reports. Big4.com also notes that Accenture is investing to create a workforce of up to 1,000 professionals skilled in SAP database and technology solutions by the end of 2012 and a dedicated research and development (R&D) capability.

Together, Accenture and SAP intend to create a portfolio of client offerings aimed at improving performance of and investments in the lifecycle of data-layer implementations. The first solution culminating from this new investment is a real-time customer analytics solution based on the combination of Accenture’s Customer Insight (ACI) solution running on the SAP HANA platform with predictive analytics.

Mark Willford, global managing director of SAP business for Accenture masde the following comments:

“We’re ramping up the next phase of research and development in our Innovation Centers because we believe the new in-memory technology featured in SAP HANA can drive significant benefits for our clients,” he said. “The rapid, easy and timely consumption of data represents a new frontier for unlocking the value of business applications and is key to the creation of new competitive advantage.”

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