Today’s business world is increasingly high velocity and software driven. New technologies—social, mobile, analytics and cloud as well as wearables, crowdsourcing and the Internet of Things—are accelerating the pace of business. But existing business processes and applications lag behind.
At the same time, software is a disruptive force in every industry—changing how companies operate and grow. It’s a gateway to new services and revenue streams, seamless customer experiences and expansion into new markets. More than ever, software strategy is business strategy.
Companies need a fundamentally new approach to the business of applications to sustain long-term competitive advantage.
Three new application strategies—liquid, intelligent and connected—will help to unfreeze both business and IT.
Liquid applications are a fundamentally new way to build software—more modular and less monolithic—to meet rapidly changing business needs.
Intelligent applications help companies manage growing volume, velocity and complexity by harnessing software intelligence.
Connected applications provide companies with the technical means to interface with business ecosystems as well as with the Internet of Things.
Accenture is uniquely positioned to help organizations design, build, test and manage their applications to drive high performance.
Scale: We have unmatched global reach through our Global Delivery Network with client work being delivered seamlessly across more than 50 delivery centers, Accenture offices and client locations across 120 countries.
Skills and Experience: We’ve been an application services leader for more than 30 years. We’re the #1 integrator for Salesforce, SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and many of the leading software and hardware providers.
Industry: We know our clients and their industry—combining specialized industry experiences and assets in more than 40 industries—to catalyze creative, industry-specific solutions.
Delivery Quality: Accenture stands for excellence in delivery. We continue to outperform the industry according to third party benchmarks. With our standardized processes, methods and tools, we deliver reliable, measurable, repeatable and predictable results with reduced risk and speed to market.
Top Talent: Our exceptionally talented people are our ultimate differentiator. We hire, train and develop the best people in the industry. We ground them in our strong culture of client service as they work collaboratively with our clients in global teams to drive high performance at scale.
Accenture Application Services reduce costs, improve speed to market and increase quality for our clients—enabling them to transform for their digital future. Our services span the full application lifecycle and cover custom systems, every leading technology platform (both traditional and cloud/SaaS based) and all emerging technologies.
Specific services include:
Application Modernization: We help clients define and implement innovative solutions that support and extend the useful life of legacy applications, rapidly turning around non-performing systems and migrating custom systems written in vintage languages or hosted on obsolete platforms to more modern, sustainable solutions. The outcome is typically increased value from existing applications with reduced costs, more manageable application portfolios, limited business disruption and decreased risk.
Application Outsourcing: We provide ongoing management of an application, group of applications, or entire portfolio of applications. We help clients move from challenge to resolution, with pace, certainty and agility and deliver measurable business impact including: lower costs, often by 20 to 50 percent; and productivity increases up to 30 percent.
Application Testing: We cover the entire breadth and depth of testing strategy and execution services—from core to specialized to digital transformation—with an intelligent approach that cuts test operations costs in half, increases tester productivity two-fold and improves application quality with up to 90 percent reduction in critical defects.
Architecture Services: We help companies develop foundational technology architectures that guide custom, complex software design, implementation and integration of multiple systems to maximize scalability and performance, across a broad range of computing mechanisms.
Capacity Services: We provide skilled IT professionals to supplement existing client teams. We offer a rich mix of offshore and onshore resources to reduce costs by up to 40 percent, improve project start-up times up to 10 percent and increase business and IT agility.
SAP: We help you get more out of your SAP investments and accelerate business results by relentlessly driving toward business value and improved business outcomes; delivering the insights you need to make informed decisions about technology investments; and providing the best people, tools and assets, delivery and breadth of services. The results: lower total cost of ownership while improving productivity, efficiency and reliability.
Oracle: We help clients meet end-to-end business and technology needs and leverage Oracle solutions for competitive advantage. We provide a comprehensive approach to maximize our clients’ IT investments, align IT with business strategy, improve business agility, efficiency, decision-making and cost management, develop of new business models, reduce risk and increase predictability.
Microsoft: We leverage our relationship with Microsoft and Avanade to help clients build modern, leading-edge digital solutions that redesign the way we work and live. We help clients use the intersection of business and technology to gain greater efficiencies and agility and empower people to work more effectively.
Java: We help organizations create sophisticated, enterprise-scale, Java-based solutions to reduce application development efforts between 10 and 25 percent. In addition, Accenture helps enterprises companies harness Java’s full potential to improve delivery quality across the application portfolio, increase predictability, reduce delivery cost as well as leverage emerging technologies to deliver an enhanced user experience.Salesforce.com: We guide organizations considering new investments in Salesforce solutions, as well as those that are looking to scale their current Salesforce footprint. We help clients (companies?) increase efficiency across business and IT operations, and invigorate customer and partner relationship management programs. In addition, we help you achieve fewer redundancies and greater economies of scale in maintenance costs, improved operations and lower costs, increased agility and improved customer experiences through a 360-degree view of the customer.
Workday: We are committed to helping businesses and higher education institutions turn their Workday investments into business value. When you team with Accenture for help in planning, deploying and managing their Workday solutions, you will save money, reduce complexity, become more nimble, responsive and productive as well as empower your employees and leaders with new insights and better ways of working. We ensure your Workday investment is on a solid path to sustainable growth.