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Accenture expects to gain PLM technology skills from PCO Innovation acquisition to drive more value for clients.
PCO Innovation is a leading international consulting and systems integration group that specializes in delivering three PLM software technologies: Dassault Systèmes, PTC and Siemens PLM software. PLM helps companies organize, develop and manage new products and services throughout their lifecycle. PCO Innovation works with global clients in the French and North American markets, helping them to achieve the maximum business benefits that PLM processes and software implementation can provide.
“For many of our clients, competitive differentiation depends on innovation and time to market, so improving their PLM solution portfolio brings significant value to their business,” said Jean-Laurent Poitou, senior managing director, Accenture. “Our research shows that PLM can get products into the market faster and more efficiently, increasing the speed of product launches by up to 55 percent and reducing operational and product development costs by 10–30 percent. PLM is also a critical lever for manufacturing companies to create profitable and sustainable business opportunities in customer service.”
“There is a greater demand to integrate product and service development processes across disciplines from innovation to manufacturing, supply chain and customer service. With the combined capabilities of PCO Innovation and Accenture, we improve our ability to address this fast-growing market which is core to our clients as they build their future offerings,” added Sergio Colella, senior managing director, Accenture.
In early October, Accenture closed the acquisition of PRION Group, a company specializing in the delivery of PLM services on the Siemens PLM Software platform—primarily in the German market. The acquisition added 330 skilled professionals to Accenture’s PLM practice.
With the addition of the skills and experience of PCO Innovation’s professionals, Accenture is continuing the expansion of its PLM capabilities that help automotive, aerospace and defense, consumer goods, electronics and industrial equipment clients improve the critical processes required to deliver products to customers faster and more efficiently. PCO Innovation’s employees, software assets and accelerators will support the expansion of Accenture’s end-to-end PLM business services.
Completion of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions.
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