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Embracing the power of change to be future ready

Sharing Accenture's SAP S/4HANA on Microsoft Azure journey

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Creating new value

Accenture runs its core financial processing on a single global instance of SAP S/4HANA® on Microsoft Azure—a demonstration of embracing change as a powerful source of progress.

Accenture is a leading global professional services company. Our scale and range of services require us to operate with insight, agility, efficiency and compliance across multiple business units and business processes. Our move to running our production SAP S/4HANA system on Microsoft Azure put Accenture among the first enterprises to do so.

We combined technology with our people’s ingenuity to deliver new value. Today, all our SAP applications are on the latest versions, driven by the latest database technology and 100% in the cloud. And we stay current, so we are well positioned to respond to future growth. We are our own best credential in many SAP domains.

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Accenture uses SAP S/4HANA and other SAP solutions across our businesses and corporate functions and in areas such as analytics, cloud and platforms, to deliver innovation and value to the company. Read more about our many SAP initiatives here:

Accenture implements SAP S/4HANA® and SAP Business Warehouse on HANA to enable Accenture to operate at scale and at speed.

Accenture is among the first enterprises to run its production SAP S/4HANA system on Microsoft Azure's next-gen virtualized architecture at scale.

Accenture shares its journey and guiding principles to attaining ERP flexibility, quality, system performance and cost-effectiveness.

Accenture moves its SAP Business Warehouse on SAP HANA® to Microsoft Azure in collaboration with Microsoft and SAP.

Accenture adopts SAP® Ariba® to evolve procurement from compliance to frictionless buying to embedding intelligence and driving value for the business.

Accenture today closes its books in four days at the country level, in five days globally, and in two days to deliver pre-close management reporting.

Accenture creates a foundation for modernizing real estate capabilities with SAP® Flexible Real Estate Management.

Accenture implements SAP® Analytics Cloud to enable advanced analytics and planning at scale and speed.

Accenture adopts SAP® Cash Application enabling intelligent account receivable matching automation through embedded machine learning.

Governance, process rigor, automation and optimization are keys to Accenture enabling high-quality data for operating with confidence.

SAP Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) 10.1 on SAP HANA improves Accenture’s consolidation process during month-end close, driving new benefits.

Accenture adopts automation solutions to support its need to operate with quality, agility and at scale as it supports new businesses and growth.

A new intelligent finance vision from Accenture’s Finance organization.

Accenture implements SAP HANA® as a data mart, a separate SAP HANA system used as an analytics platform, to enable new analytics capabilities.

A solution keeping pace with Accenture’s growth due to extensive automation.

Accenture operates user security in the New with process-focused, cloud-delivered services.

Accenture prepares for a post-digital era with SAP® Business Suite on HANA and S/4HANA Finance.

Accenture’s data archiving capability reduces risk, optimizes system performance and cuts costs, while adhering to legal and compliance requirements.

An upgrade from SAP S/4HANA® version 1610 to 1809 positions Accenture to capitalize on technology innovations, enhanced security measures, and more.

A robust change enablement program for our SAP S/4HANA® system powers efficient and effective global operations.


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