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Accenture helps clients design and deliver new Java-based applications, speeding time to market and improving the quality, usability and agility of IT systems.
These implementations cover the full innovation spectrum—from cloud computing and mobile applications to open source and Web solutions.
Solution: Accenture collaborated with Google and Clarence House to create the Royal Wedding website in just four weeks. The website needed to provide access to all official material, make it easy for the public to watch events via integrated social networking technologies and be optimized for access via a wide range of mobile devices. The resulting Royal Wedding website is a Web content management, distribution and blogging application, custom built in Java and running in the cloud on Google App Engine.
Benefits: Between its debut on March 31 and May 2, 2011, 11.8 million visitors viewed approximately 32 million pages. On the wedding day, the site received nearly 6 million unique visitors and served up some 15 million page views, processing more than 2,000 requests per second. The site demonstrated that cloud computing—and Google App Engine specifically—can deliver a robust, scalable solution in accelerated time frames.
Solution: Accenture helped an insurance company deliver a high-availability platform custom-built on Java and supporting an SOA approach. Java component-based services integrate tried-and-trusted systems with new sales channels to provide rich and robust insurance offerings to a wider customer base. More than 130 services support the end-to-end customer journey, allowing customers to quote, purchase and amend policies with minimal service center support.
Benefits: The Java platform positions the company to exploit new and growing aggregator sales as well as reduce service center costs and build brand loyalty by providing end-to-end self service to an increasingly tech-savvy customer base. Moreover, the company was able to win new business due to the reduced time-to-market and lower costs the platform delivers through component-based reuse, an agile development methodology and industrialized design.
Solution: Accenture teamed with a professional sports association to develop a compelling application for its fan-facing website. Rapid development was a key driver as was scalability to meet high user demand from the outset. The Accenture Foundation Platform for Java™ jump-started the development and execution architectures, which allowed Accenture’s team to focus on application development quickly.
Benefits: The functionally rich website, with 15 million unique visitors a month, went live on schedule, rapidly generating fan loyalty and generating revenue from selling advertising on the site.
Solution: Accenture helped a large government department extend working-age welfare services to citizens within the United Kingdom via a multichannel architecture. The solution comprises a portal framework that handles citizen requests through an SOA integration layer to existing legacy applications and services. The portal framework is Java based and enhances a commercial, off-the-shelf (COTS) product (which drives the customer interaction) by adding Web service integration capabilities and data persistence.
In addition, it enabled the development of custom portlets extending functionality outside of the COTS product itself. This means that it supports complex customer interactions with the ability to provide assessments based on a combination of citizen claimant submissions, available claimant data stored in the department and legislation for welfare.
Benefits: The portal Web framework provides a rich customer experience for citizens as part of an on-going set of e-government initiatives. Citizens have the ability to make an online claim and be given an answer to their application while they do so. The assessment itself is performed by the portal Web framework during an online session, backed by an expert system knowledgeable of the current welfare legislation.
Overall, there is a reduced cost to serve the welfare population in the UK, increased citizen reach through new channels, less paperwork involved and reduced time for welfare to reach those in need.
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