|Bid||186.53 x 1800|
|Ask||187.60 x 1000|
|Day's Range||186.61 - 188.13|
|52 Week Range||132.63 - 202.80|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||1.01|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||25.42|
|Earnings Date||Dec 19, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.72 (1.99%)|
|1y Target Est||201.48|
Accenture (ACN) has acquired Happen, a privately owned innovation firm that uses proprietary methods, frameworks and digital tools to help clients generate new ideas, products and services that drive business growth. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
TORONTO and NEW YORK , Oct. 17, 2019 /CNW/ - Accenture (ACN) has helped National Bank of Canada upgrade its trading platform as part of the bank's initiative to improve its front- and back-office trading processes and increase the efficiency and effectiveness of its capital markets business. Accenture and National Bank of Canada joined forces to migrate and consolidate 500 reports and 40 interfaces from the bank's ecosystem to one of the latest versions of the Murex MX.3 platform, which provides financial services firms with software for trading, treasury, risk and post-trade operations. The project will also help the bank prepare for regulatory projects such as the Fundamental Review of the Trading Book (FRTB), an initiative of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision designed to overhaul trading book capital rules.
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New global research released by Accenture Interactive offers guidance to chief marketing officers (CMOs) on strategies to use data respectfully and responsibly at a time when a majority of consumers (69%) would not do business with a brand if their data usage was invasive. As the industry celebrates the 25th anniversary of what has been celebrated as one of the first digital banner advertisements and as digital advertising has given rise to unprecedented amounts of first party data, Accenture Interactive’s 2019 Consumer Pulse Survey: See People, Not Patterns, which surveyed over 8,000 consumers globally, offers greater insight into how brands are creating paths to success with digital advertising campaigns. “Today’s leading brands are using data not only to make relationships with customers more relevant and useful but more meaningful too — creating experiences with a purpose — and learning where to draw the line between invasive and inventive,” said Glen Hartman, head of Accenture Interactive, North America and global digital marketing lead.
Eight banks from Asia, Europe and South America are winners of the seventh annual Efma-Accenture Customer Insight & Growth Banking Innovation Awards, which recognize innovative projects in retail banking distribution and marketing. The awards were presented today at an awards ceremony streamed live from the Pullman Hotel Centre - Bercy in Paris.
Accenture has been awarded a U.S. Air Force enterprise-IT-as-a-service Compute and Store agreement, which aims to improve mission outcomes through advanced technology solutions.
Facebook (FB) is not deterred by notable digital payment companies disassociating themselves from Libra. Advancing efforts on Libra brings other major blockchain players under the spotlight.
Accenture (ACN) has been positioned as a Leader in the first ever IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Cloud Services 2019 Vendor Assessment (Doc # US43251618, July 2019). In the report, which evaluates 10 service providers across the full spectrum of clouds and IT applications and infrastructure for managed public, private, and hybrid cloud services, Accenture was named a Leader. “Managed cloud services are becoming a primary means of enterprises getting critical support by third-party managed SPs to help them manage their cloud environments,” said David Tapper, vice president of Outsourcing and Managed Cloud Services at IDC.
Most technology executives polled in the U.S. are relatively unfamiliar with a key federal law requiring greater patient access to healthcare records and the sharing (“interoperability”) of such records across health networks, according to new research findings from Accenture (ACN). A centerpiece of the 21st Century Cures Act, which became law as H.R. 34 in 2016, are new regulations designed to help drive increased efficiency and transparency in healthcare through a variety of measures, including preventing information blocking and expanding how patients can access their healthcare information. Organizations that do not comply with the new regulations — which apply to essentially any organization handling patient medical records — could face substantial penalties.
(Bloomberg) -- Investors poured a record $735 million into financial-technology ventures in Singapore in the first nine months of this year, according to research from Accenture Plc, which analyzed data from CB Insights, Pitchbook and Tracxn.That’s up 69% from the same period a year earlier and exceeds the $642 million raised in all of 2018, the study found. Investments in payments startups and those in lending made up the bulk of fintech fundraising, accounting for 34% and 20% of the total, respectively. Insurance technology deals comprised 17%.The trend underscores growing opportunities in the sector as fintech ventures and traditional financial firms look for ways to collaborate as Singapore prepares to issue new digital banking licenses.The central bank said in June it plans to issue as many as five new digital bank licenses to non-banks to strengthen competition in financial services. The U.K. and Hong Kong are among major economies that have allowed virtual banks, creating a new generation of rivals for traditional lenders.\--With assistance from Chanyaporn Chanjaroen.To contact the reporter on this story: Yoolim Lee in Singapore at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joyce Koh at firstname.lastname@example.org, Russell WardFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Accenture (ACN) today announced that Gartner, Inc. has given the Accenture Life Insurance & Annuity Platform (ALIP) the highest score in its Digital User Support Use Case in a new report*. ALIP’s ratings and scores have increased year on year for Use Cases. “Accenture’s extensive digital experience remains a driving force in helping carriers reimagine insurance, using technologies such as artificial intelligence, automation and cloud computing, to transform their businesses and deliver hyper-relevant customer experiences,” said Shay Alon, a managing director at Accenture who leads its Life and Annuity Products and Platforms practice.
Accenture (ACN) has agreed to acquire Sutter Mills, a French firm that specializes in developing and executing data-driven marketing strategies for clients. The acquisition would strengthen Accenture Interactive’s ability to help brands, in France and throughout Europe, to leverage data to deploy innovative marketing strategies. The combination of Sutter Mills’ and Accenture Interactive’s expertise would enable companies to create hyper-relevant experiences at scale across all customer touchpoints.
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Many car owners would consider giving up car ownership in the future in favor of autonomous mobility solutions, such as self-driving buses or taxis, according to a new report from Accenture (ACN). Based on a survey of 7,000 consumers in the U.S., Europe and China, 85% of whom were car owners, it notes that revenues from mobility services are projected to reach nearly €1.2 trillion by 2030, with the exponential growth in the market for mobility as a service driven by constant improvements in autonomous vehicle technologies.
Minnesota Housing has implemented the Enterprise Lending Center (ELC) from Mortgage Cadence, an Accenture (ACN) company, and is now committing loans on the loan-origination platform. ELC facilitates lending in all mortgage channels — retail, wholesale and correspondent — across all mortgage products, including conventional forward mortgages as well as reverse mortgages, which can help older homeowners leverage the equity in their property to support retirement. Mortgage Cadence helped Minnesota Housing — a state housing agency dedicated to reducing racial and ethnic disparity in homeownership — custom-configure the platform to provide the agency’s lending team with the most efficient workflow.
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(Bloomberg Opinion) -- An advertisement showing in U.K. cinemas currently shows a boy hesitating to kiss a female zombie. “But I’m kinda hot,” she says, popping chewing gum into her mouth before they lock lips — and her arm drops off. The finance community has a similarly conflicted relationship with Libor, the reference interest rates for everything from mortgages to car loans to corporate debt. This makes it likely that the benchmarks will survive beyond their planned termination date.The current plan is for Libor to wink out of existence by the end of 2021. Changes in the wholesale funding market mean it’s no longer based on actual transactions between banks. The Financial Conduct Authority is adamant that the U.K. finance industry should shift to using the Sterling Overnight Interbank Average rate (known as Sonia). In other jurisdictions, including the U.S. and the euro area, regulators are implementing replacements.But with a bit more than two years to go, a combination of complacency, complexity and inertia is keeping Libor very much alive.The Bank of England’s “Bank Overground” blog pointed out recently that the value of sterling swap contracts referencing Libor is increasing rather than decreasing, according to data compiled by LCH Ltd., the derivatives clearing house.The value of contracts that extend beyond Libor’s mooted end date has increased since April 2018, and stands currently at more than 10 trillion pounds ($12 trillion), as the chart above shows. Even by 2026, more than 5 trillion pounds of Libor swaps will still be outstanding. “Use of Libor remains widespread, and this poses risks to market stability,” the Bank of England blog says.There has been some progress in moving financial products to the regulators’ recommended replacement. Earlier this month, Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc’s NatWest unit switched the reference rate on an existing loan to South West Water to Sonia. In July, the same bank made the first new loan based on Sonia, to National Express Group Plc.Of course, some of the warnings about the need to accelerate away from Libor are self-serving. Consultants and lawyers will make money from offering expensive advice on the transition; it’s in their interests to emphasize the dangers.But the sheer volume of outstanding notes around the world still tied to Libor and expiring after 2021 — as much as $864 billion, the International Capital Markets Association estimated earlier this year — leaves many financiers skeptical that the regulators will carry out their threat to kill off the benchmarks as planned.A survey published last month by consulting company Accenture Plc showed 23% of respondents expect Libor to survive past its current death date. The poll of 177 global banks, asset managers and companies showed just 18% of the respondents described their shift away from the benchmarks as “mature,” with only one-fifth saying they were “operationally ready.”Regulators face a tough choice. If Libor wins a stay of execution, there will be even less pressure to switch away from the old reference rates. But if they stick to their guns, billions of dollars and euros and pounds of contracts will come untethered as the interest rates on which their payments are based disappear.That risk is too big to ignore. Sure, Libor is flawed and outdated and probably beyond redemption. But with less than 27 months to go, the finance industry needs more time to come to terms with its demise. Let Libor live on. Sometimes even a zombie can be hard to resist.To contact the author of this story: Mark Gilbert at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: James Boxell at firstname.lastname@example.orgThis column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.Mark Gilbert is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering asset management. He previously was the London bureau chief for Bloomberg News. He is also the author of "Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable."For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com/opinion©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Accenture (ACN) will support TenneT, a leading European electricity transmission system operator, in integrating numerous business processes on SAP S/4HANA®. This integration is designed to increase efficiency of processes across TenneT’s operations in the Netherlands and Germany. TenneT’s collaboration with Accenture is the next step in harmonizing TenneT’s business processes across both markets, including finance, HR, warehousing and logistics, procurement, maintenance and preservation, and asset management.
Paul Daugherty, Accenture Chief Technology & Innovation Officer & Robert Falzon, Prudential Vice Chairman at Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Generational Opportunities.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Paul Daugherty, chief technology & innovation officer at Accenture, and Robert Falzon, vice chairman of Prudential, discuss how their companies are helping employees idenifty their skills and retrain for the new economy.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance, Paul Daugherty, chief technology & innovation officer at Accenture, and Robert Falzon, vice chairman of Prudential, discuss the skills gap and changing role of artificial technology in the workplace.