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The Accenture Factory for Oracle Retail

The ability to leverage low-cost, scalable, risk-mitigating solutions has become a critical differentiator in the struggle to achieve competitive advantage and high performance.

Overview

The ability to leverage low-cost, scalable, risk-mitigating solutions at speed and with certainty has become a critical differentiator in the struggle to achieve competitive advantage and high performance. Four dedicated Accenture Factories for Oracle Retail have been serving the globe with processes to continuously develop new skills across our network of centers since 1994.

In today’s unforgiving markets, retailers need more than just low-cost enabling technologies to secure the loyalty of ever more demanding consumers.

Retailers also require swift, scalable technology solutions that reduce risk when resolving business challenges, whatever their size or duration—solutions retailers can rely on to accelerate program delivery, within budget and without having to reinvent underlying processes.

The Accenture Factory for Oracle Retail is designed to cope with all these complex demands—and more.

Background

The Accenture Factory for Oracle Retail has integrated capabilities that include:

  • A suite of proven Oracle and Accenture solutions and services that have been developed and refined over a 20-year partnership and an asset portfolio that industrializes and accelerates delivery—built on experience from several million hours of Oracle systems implementation and application support.

  • A global team of more than 475 dedicated experts—the best creative engineering minds, working together with our practice of 1,250 Oracle Retail professionals.

  • A global delivery network and a methodology that leverages not only a core team and dedicated resources but also the capabilities and proprietary assets that ensure consistent processes and optimized delivery outcomes.

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By housing these multiple resources, capabilities and assets within a specialist group, Accenture has greatly enhanced our strategic ability to maximize their benefits—swiftly, securely and at the lowest possible cost.

From relatively small process improvements to large business transformations, the Accenture Factory for Oracle Retail can quickly scale to accommodate all manner of business challenge, wherever a client may be located.

More than 200 retail clients across the globe have benefited from the Accenture Factory for Oracle Retail’s capabilities to drive lower costs and more certain delivery—benefits that have led, in turn, to business outcomes as significant as a 25 percent reduction in markdowns and inventory, a 20 percent increase in inventory turns, and a 5 to 10 percent increase in gross margins.

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