How Accenture does IT

Accenture's global IT organization is at the forefront of innovation, providing the infrastructure and services that enable us to serve our clients.

Enabling Accenture

Our global IT organization’s capabilities are advancing Accenture’s digital transformation for the post-digital world. We are helping Accenture apply the New now in its own business by pivoting to a new IT posture through a focus on cloud, platforms, ecosystem partners, enterprise intelligence, and collaboration. This posture is allowing our global IT people to develop leading business solutions in different ways—and faster and more cost-effectively—while enabling Accenture people to work in a modern manner and with better information. While collaborating with clients to construct their Future systems, we’ve built our own, with a bold and brash transformation. Read how our transformation enabled us to help Accenture emerge stronger from COVID 19.

IT in the New now

Accenture's IT organization enables its 500,000+ people to connect, collaborate, and deliver with colleagues and clients while working from home.

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Outmaneuvering uncertainty

Leveraging the power of technology for resilience

Ramnath Venkataraman, senior managing director–Technology Global Services, talks with Accenture CIO Penelope Prett about what steps Accenture is taking to stay resilient in these unprecedented times.

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COVID-19 presented the greatest disruption the world has seen in decades, including disruption Accenture faced in its work patterns of 500,000 employees at client sites and in its own offices. Despite the unprecedented challenges, Accenture’s infrastructure and collaborative culture enabled a quick response to the disruption of the pandemic, supporting both our people and our clients.

Our Global IT organization played a critical role in powering Accenture during COVID-19, delivering technology and tools to seamlessly transition our business to one where our people work from home. At the foundation, we invested in the right infrastructure and tools, such as cloud; adopted a clear strategy with a security-first approach; and used value-add technologies like analytic dashboards and innovative apps to help Accenture emerge even stronger during this period of great uncertainty. Pervasive use of collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams enabled seamless continuity for our people. Watch the full conversation between Ramnath Venkataraman and Penelope Prett.

Accenture runs on Microsoft

Equipping our people to work seamlessly, anywhere, anytime

Accenture is working at speed to deploy and adopt a new way of collaborating in the New.

Progressive Microsoft deployments today equip Accenture people with the leading capabilities they need to work seamlessly anywhere.

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Accenture is powered by SAP

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

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

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

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Case studies

Running our business in the public cloud means Accenture can be fast, efficient and cost-effective.

Accenture reimagines the way we work with an intelligent cash solution.

We’re putting data and analytics in the hands of Accenture people for business insights and action.

Accenture is unlocking the promise of advanced analytics with Google Cloud.

Reducing the need for Service Desk support using proactive interventions, automation and self-service

Our global IT team’s response to COVID-19

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Living Systems | CIO 24/7 podcast series

Living Systems reinvents every company as a technology company to innovate at scale and drive business growth. Accenture's Living Systems approach helps companies reinvent their business growth strategy powered by technology; realign their organization so technology is at the heart of every business; adopt new practices for agility and experimentation; create a flexible technology core for sustainable change; and empower people to confidently innovate with technology. It has five key levers for tackling big change: strategy, organization, practices, technology and talent.

Tune in to our podcast series to hear how Accenture’s own award-winning global IT team is driving technology-powered business transformation through Accenture.

CIO 24/7 podcast series

Our CIO 24/7 podcast series takes a closer look at the IT operations that enable Accenture people to work at the forefront of innovation. Putting a spotlight on individuals in the organization making an impact across the business and in their local communities.

People are listening and others are taking notice. Accenture has been recognized by Communicator Awards, including the 2019 Award of Excellence in the General-Corporate Communications category for our “Girls Who Code” podcast and the 2019 Award of Excellence in the Future-Series category for our “Workplace of the Future” podcast. We invite you to take a listen and hear what we have to say.

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CIO 24/7 Podcast Trailer

Accenture's CIO 24/7 podcast shows how our global IT organization driving innovation for our clients. See more.

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Insights from our blog

How Accenture Does IT: Our global IT organization’s capabilities are advancing Accenture’s digital transformation for the post-digital world.

Why you need to change culture to make cloud a success

In this blog, Accenture looks at how we’re shifting to a cloud-native culture.

How to revitalize running the business of IT

Why Accenture is making changes to the IT Business Operations function for their global IT organization.

How to get more from Teams to give more at work

Accenture is using Microsoft Teams to bring data, insights and services to our people.

How tech helps us to seize the day

Explore the 2021 Fjord Trends and how they connect to the work of our global IT team.

How we’re putting analytics power in the hands of Accenture people

Accenture is driving toward a data-driven culture where every process and person is enabled with applied intelligence.

What two tech leaders think about innovation

Two Accenture leaders share their thoughts on how to close the innovation achievement gap with living systems.

The leading-edge playlist

Our transformation to the New is positioning Accenture for the post-digital world, one characterized by companies looking for the next competitive edge. But it doesn’t mean digital is over. Implementing digital solutions has been fundamental to our journey—and likely will be to your organization’s, too. Get inspired by our videos that show how we’re applying digital technologies to existing business capabilities or transforming them to change the way Accenture operates.

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Enabling technology accessibility at Accenture

Hear from our Global IT team to see how Accenture is working to enable every single employee to interact with technology that is accessible regardless of anyone’s functional diversity.

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Meet our CIO

Awards & recognition

A closer look at the accolades that the global IT organization at Accenture has won.

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News

5 tips for creating an IT culture where women thrive

Accenture CIO Penelope Prett shares how we supported over 500K people to work remoted during the pandemic.

How Accenture created an intelligent cash treasury solution

Accenture's CIO, Penelope Prett, shares how Accenture delivered three years of digital transformation in three months.

What every employer needs to know about employees of the future

Penelope Prett on how every IT worker can harness technology to change the world.

Building a post-pandemic AI strategy for resilience, recovery

Accenture’s Mark Dineen shares the impacts of scaling AI capabilities across the organization as companies recover from the pandemic.

Accenture transforms contracting with analytics, natural language processing

Accenture leader, Mark Martynus, shares how the company leveraged AI and natural language processing to transform the contracting process.

Five strategies to deliver customer service in information technology

Accenture offers insight on how user experience dictates technology's direction.