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Accenture Recognized as SAP’s Leading Partner for Third Consecutive Year


Global consulting, technology and outsourcing company wins four SAP® Pinnacle Awards

ORLANDO, Fla. – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has won four 2009 SAP® Pinnacle awards, bringing its total won to date to 18 and cementing its global position as one of SAP’s leading strategic partners.

The SAP Pinnacle Awards recognize SAP partners who have excelled in developing their partner relationships with SAP and who provide quality products, solutions and services to SAP customers. Accenture accepted the awards at a ceremony in Orlando during the opening of SAP’s annual customer event, the SAPPHIRE® 2009 conference.

Accenture won in the following categories:

Collaborative Revenue Contribution Award – This award formally recognizes the recipient as SAP’s leading partner across the totality of its business. Accenture has now won this award for three consecutive years, reflecting Accenture’s ability to continue serving its long-standing clients while securing new market share.

SOA Thought Leadership, Service Partners – One of the most coveted technical awards presented at SAPPHIRE, this award recognizes the recipient’s strength and innovation in developing SAP solutions based on service-oriented architecture (SOA).

SOA Proof Points/Showcase Leadership, Service Partners – This award recognizes the recipient’s capabilities in developing enterprise services and securing a high number and quality of approved proof-point scenarios and business value reference submission

BusinessObjects Service Partner – This award recognizes the recipient’s pool of talent focused on business intelligence and the data landscape, including SAP NetWeaver® Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW) and the SAP BusinessObjects™ portfolio of solutions.

The awards reflect Accenture’s three decades of experience bringing a business value-driven approach to systems integration. With a record 18 SAP Pinnacle Awards since the inception of the awards in 2003, Accenture has won more than any other SAP service partner.

“The strategic alliance between Accenture and SAP is a powerful force in the marketplace, with Accenture delivering SAP services and solutions to more than a thousand clients around the world in nearly every industry,” said Patrick Puechbroussou, managing director of Accenture’s SAP business. “We are particularly pleased to be recognized for our strengths in SOA and business intelligence, two areas where we apply the latest SAP technology to help organizations cultivate their own distinctive capabilities.”

“SAP is committed to fostering an ecosystem that is driven by co-innovation and which uniquely provides solutions and services that help customers meet their most pressing challenges,” said Zia Yusuf, executive vice president, Global Ecosystem and Partner Group, SAP. “SAP Pinnacle Awards recognize those partners that have consistently demonstrated excellence in delivering value-focused and cost-effective solutions and services which help customers address their industry and business process needs. We thank Accenture for their dedication and passion to teaming with SAP to help extend the value of a customer-focused ecosystem.”


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