Accenture

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  • Podcasts // May 2012

    Transforming Enterprise Networks

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's network transformation program, which now supports high-definition videoconferencing, unified communication platforms and other technologies while accruing annual savings of up to US$25 million.

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  • Podcasts // Apr 2012

    How Big Data Can Fuel Bigger Growth Podcast

    In the right hands and handled strategically, the massive amounts of information companies collect today can become a valuable new asset. Players seeking additional organic revenue streams should consider tapping their data trove to power a new information services growth engine.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Is your Organization Cloud Ready?

    Technology leaders are challenged with the task of finding ways to expand their infrastructure to stay competitive while dealing with tight budget constraints. In this podcast, the speakers explain about cloud computing and knowing if one organization is cloud ready.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    The Cloud Environment Places a Premium on IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss the critical importance of managing the cloud environment and its associated risks with strategic initiatives and structured IT governance. Cloud services are easily accessible, and service agreements can often be made without internal IT oversight; this accessibility threatens to decentralize distributed decision making around...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    SAP as a Cornerstone for High Performance IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss Accenture's single instance SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, and how it is a cornerstone for high performance IT within Accenture. Accenture's SAP ERP system allows the company to have "One source of the truth," providing the business with accurate and timely information.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Consumerization of IT

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about Consumerization of IT. They provide insight on the consumerization of IT, sharing thoughts on the idea of people bringing their own laptops into the workplace and the new challenges this brings.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Business Intelligence 2.0

    Business intelligence systems are making the jump from reporting on past results to providing real-time analysis to decision makers. In this podcast, the speaker defines business intelligence 2.0 and explains how it can help organizations pursuing high performance.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Information Management for High Performance Governments

    In this podcast, the speaker discusses about Information management for high performance governments. The speaker also discusses how a comprehensive approach to information management helps government organizations meet challenges in performance management, knowledge sharing and citizen service.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2012

    Trends in Virtualization

    In this podcast, the speaker explain about latest trends driving virtualization in the enterprise market. The speakers also look at key technology players in the market and discusses what Accenture's clients are doing in the virtualization space.

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2011

    Transforming Your Applications Portfolio Through IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers examine how a mismanaged applications portfolio can be rationalized through an IT governance model that is aligned with the overall enterprise governance model, driving the business toward high performance.

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  • White Papers // May 2011

    Cutting MapReduce Cost With Spot Market

    Spot market provides the ideal mechanism to leverage idle CPU resources and smooth out the computation demands. Unfortunately, few applications can take advantage of spot market because they cannot handle sudden terminations. The authors describe Spot Cloud MapReduce, the first MapReduce implementation that can fully take advantage of a spot...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Forecasting Cloud Computing: Opportunities For Banking

    Cloud computing can cut costs; increase efficiency and help banks achieve competitive differentiation. In this podcast, Accenture's author outlines opportunities for banks that use cloud computing, including the ability to: Outsource parts of the business process. Provide an improved customer experience. Bypass legacy systems. Manage data and analytics more efficiently.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    New Revenue Streams In Investment Banking

    In this podcast, the author says, global head of capital markets research at Accenture outlines where new revenues streams are developing as the world emerges from crisis mode. Watch this video podcast to learn how emerging markets, private banking services and new products will generate opportunities for investment banks.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Making Money In Emerging Markets

    In this podcast, the author says, head of Capital Markets Research at Accenture, discusses opportunities for capital market firms to find growth in emerging markets. Sproule discusses: Whether the excitement around markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China is justified. How consumer needs are evolving in emerging market areas. What...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Getting Direct About Direct: Harnessing Web 2.0 Creates A Greater Path To Profitability For Insurers

    The Web has evolved from a marginal influence to taking center stage in customer interaction. Yet insurers have lagged behind other industries in harnessing the Web to improve customer acquisition and retention. This podcast about direct insurance channels and harnessing the power of Web 2.0 for customer management was written...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Carlsberg: Business Standardization Program

    The author, talks about gaining IT capabilities to run as a global organization and why they chose Accenture to team with for this long-term program. The author, Carlsberg's Vice President, business standardization program, explains how Accenture helped them create a common process model for their company.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Rationalizing Application Development And Maintenance (ADM) Suppliers For Financial Benefit Podcast

    In this podcast, the speaker summarizes recent research undertaken on behalf of Accenture to explain how leading companies are reducing the number of suppliers in their ADM portfolios. This podcast helps us to know how the companies are creating a less complex sourcing environment - one that allows them to...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Industrialize Your Applications Delivery To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    Many companies have moved elements of their applications delivery offshore to reduce costs through labor arbitrage. However, in some cases this move has actually hampered their long-term growth prospects by inhibiting innovation and failing to evolve critical business processes.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Optimizing Your Applications Portfolio To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, they look at how companies can both cut costs and improve business results by optimizing their application portfolios. Accenture's experience with a wide range of clients around the world shows that many companies waste time fixing complex legacy systems.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Mapping The Route To Business Transformation And High Performance Through IT Outsourcing Podcast

    This podcast looks at how companies can use outsourcing to affect business transformation to create measurable business value with an outsourcing approach. This includes: Industrialized delivery capabilities, Optimized applications and infrastructure, Strong governance and service management, Effective leadership and culture change, a metrics program focused on measuring business results from...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Advancing The Finance And Accounting Outsourcing Value Proposition Podcast

    In this podcast the author outlines recommendations to move toward a model of finance and accounting outsourcing that enables high performance: Think of finance and accounting outsourcing as a journey toward a vision and create a road map to achieve that vision. Recognize that scope evolves over time. Experienced buyers...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Leveraging Category Management To Achieve High Performance Podcast

    In this podcast, hear more about the three key levers for successful category management. First, understand the business requirements, and then optimize supplier relationships. The third lever is the decision whether to optimize supplier relationships in house, or turn to external expertise.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Seizing The Opportunity: Achieving High Performance In Today's Economy Through Procurement Outsourcing Podcast

    The podcast explores how the group is using technology to do more with less - and finds a clear correlation between high performance in procurement and procurement outsourcing. In fact, procurement masters achieve savings 30 percent higher than low performers, despite having procurement organizations that cost half as much to...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Outsourcing And Procurement Mastery Podcast

    High-performance businesses approach six functional areas more strategically, more collaboratively and more aggressively in their use of technology and demonstrate a greater willingness to outsource. The areas are: Procurement strategy, Sourcing and category management, Requisition-to-pay, Supplier relationship management, Workforce and organization, and Technology.

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Achieving Business Value Faster With Software As A Service

    Management>Strategy>Information Technology Strategy

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2011

    Technology Refresh: Challenges And Solutions

    Industries>Financial Services>Investment and Capital Markets

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  • Podcasts // Dec 2010

    How Predictive Analytics Helps Supply Chains Compete And Win

    In this podcast, the author, senior director for supply chain analytics at Accenture, discusses the role of predictive analytics in helping organizations succeed in today's business environment. Companies must be smart, quick and cost effective when bringing their products to market. This requires a dynamic supply chain capability that allows...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Security - Trends and Research Directions

    Cloud Computing is increasingly becoming popular as many enterprise applications and data are moving into cloud platforms. However, a major barrier for cloud adoption is real and perceived lack of security. In this paper, the authors take a holistic view of cloud computing security - spanning across the possible issues...

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  • Podcasts // Nov 2010

    Beating The Odds To Achieve M&A Success

    As part of the Accenture Management Consulting podcast series, the author lead for mergers and acquisitions within Accenture's Strategy group argues that the most challenging phase of a merger or acquisition is the merger integration phase. According to the author, it show that three-quarters of mergers/acquisitions actually destroy value, so...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    Can Business Do Well By Doing Good?

    Today, there probably isn't a company anywhere in the world that does not at least acknowledge the importance of sustainability - of doing business in an environmentally and socially responsible way. Indeed, for many companies, sustainability is now as much of a strategic priority as such traditional business concerns as...

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  • Podcasts // Jul 2010

    Dynamic Business Planning For A Changing Market Podcast

    In this podcast, the authors examine the criteria for successful, dynamic planning and the results of an Accenture survey of companies regarding their planning function.

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    IT Governance

    In this podcast, the speakers discuss about the IT Governance. The Governance is clarity around accountability for decision making and accountability for service delivery for technology. There are many objectives for the governance structure, but clarity around who is responsible and accountable is what it is really crucial.

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Shared Services Talent Management: Lessons From The Masters

    Talent management, the management of individuals and workforces toward achieving improved performance, is among the most critical components to the Masters' success. In fact, the research respondents ranked attracting and retaining the best employees as the top factors in contributing to their shared services organization's (SSO's) success. Talent management, then,...

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Technology Vision For Banking, With Andrew Grigg

    Human Resources>Benefits>Technology

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Closing Risk Management Gaps

    Operations>Operational Planning>Risk Analysis and Management

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Risk Management In The New Financial Landscape

    With the financial sector emerging from recession, governing bodies are formulating long-term plans to minimize future disruptions. While the specific requirements of such plans vary by country or region, the common threads include a focus on stronger governance, risk management, and capital management, and a closer alignment of international standards....

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Driving Growth: Harnessing The Power Of The Online Channel

    Marketing>Channel Management>Direct and Indirect Sales Channels

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    "M" Is The New "E"

    Marketing>Channel Management>Direct and Indirect Sales Channels

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  • Podcasts // Jun 2010

    Capture More Business Value Faster From Your SAP Investments

    Finance>Investment>Investment Strategy

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    Six Questions Every Health Industry Executive Should Ask About Cloud Computing

    No leader today in business or government can afford to ignore cloud computing. Many global organizations - including Citigroup and Starbucks - are already using it to analyze data, provide applications to employees and run special projects. Media giants are reported to be working on a cloud-like service that will...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2010

    Cloud Computing Security - Trends and Research Directions

    Cloud Computing is increasingly becoming popular as many enterprise applications and data are moving into cloud platforms. However, a major barrier for cloud adoption is real and perceived lack of security. In this paper, the authors take a holistic view of cloud computing security - spanning across the possible issues...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2001

    Metrics and Incentives in Outsourcing: Driving Peak Performance

    Metrics and incentives are an important component of outsourcing relationships, but as executives use outsourcing more strategically, these become more critical than ever. This research study, Accenture found that each type of outsourcing relationship calls for different metrics and incentives to some extent. More importantly, executives also use the same...

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  • Case Studies // Sep 2005

    Reseau OncoNormand: Electronic Health Records

    Reseau OncoNormand, a French nonprofit organization specializing in the care of cancer patients as part of France's national cancer plan, required a leading-edge information technology system to enable the transition from paper-based health records to a Web-based, electronic health records system. The goal was to improve the coordination of patient...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2005

    Glaxo Wellcome: Fighting Disease and Improving Health

    Intent on improving its ability to bring new drugs to market, global pharmaceutical company Glaxo Wellcome embarked on a comprehensive redesign of its clinical development processes. Glaxo Wellcome aims to be the leading global company in fighting disease and improving health. Its R&D organization spends in the region of $2...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Driving Process Excellence In Enterprise Learning Through A Capability Maturity Model Integration

    An important development in enterprise learning, especially over the past half decade, has been a maturing ability to link learning investments to business results. One natural step in this maturation is seeking appraisal and certification from professional-quality organizations for learning development processes. Although world-class processes do not guarantee innovative, high-impact...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2008

    Achieving High Performance With Procurement Shared Services Centers

    The mission of procurement is simple: Consistently purchase highquality, minimally priced materials and services, and ensure they are delivered within the prescribed timeframe. However, an integrated vision - conceptualizing, designing and constructing the actions that make the procurement mission happen - is a great deal more complicated. A fundamental starting...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2008

    Recipes For Bundled Finance And Accounting Outsourcing

    At a high level, bundled outsourcing is a strategy for building scale, creating synergies and shedding costs by outsourcing several business functions to a single services provider. It isn't about offloading poorly managed processes or simply consolidating vendors and sub-processes. Less clear, however, may be all the ways that outsourcing...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2008

    Bundle Up For High Performance Through Outsourcing

    How can companies drive increased value and ultimately achieve high performance through IT and business process outsourcing? It's a question more and more executives are asking. Over the last couple of decades, many large and middle-market organizations have pursued shared services and/or outsourcing strategies with the goal of achieving high...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    Managing Talent In Uncertain Times: Talent Management Actions That Help Companies Navigate A Difficult Economy

    Some may question whether the "War for Talent" has ended or whether the cost-cutting this quarter will trump the need to nurture the workforce. To those who pose this question, the author asks: In a downturn, would any leading retailer make deliberate moves to damage its brand in the marketplace?...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    Enterprise Risk Management And The New Market Realities: Five Points To Help Achieve High Performance

    Climbing out of a recession can be heavy going. At the same time, it can be a stimulating wake-up call. What companies are waking up to in the aftermath of the financial crisis is a complex world announcing, loud and clear, that global market conditions are not what they used...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2009

    High Performance After The Crisis: How Australian CFOs Are Managing And Transforming The Finance Function

    Australia has been fortunate to escape even a technical recession. However, the past two years have been far from easy for most businesses and there is potential for continued challenges ahead - either at home or in key overseas markets. Fear of a global recession taking hold caused the Australian...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Driving Results Through Social Networks: How Top Organizations Leverage Networks For Performance And Growth

    Most leaders are desperately seeking ways to get greater results from their organizations. While they are quick to acknowledge the value and power of informal networks for getting work done, far too often these leaders apply flawed approaches to generating business results from networks. What they need is a proven...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    How Customer-Centric Business Models Drive Growth For Pharmaceutical Companies

    At a time when the pharmaceutical industry is being affected by a challenging business environment, the altering marketplace and the changing customer landscape, the need for pharma companies to focus more intently on customers is becoming more crucial than ever. The paper outlines current market and customer landscape changes. Accenture...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Profit, Sales & Operations Planning: A Key Component Of Supply Chain Mastery

    Today, supply chain leaders must know how their decisions affect and control revenues and margins across the enterprise - how supply chain operations can dovetail most effectively with yield management. Simply put, companies need a more advanced approach to sales & operations planning. Globalization. Product proliferation. More multi-channel sales. Rising...

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  • White Papers // May 2009

    Special Report: Dealing With The Downturn Risk Management - Constructive Tension

    Enterprise risk management and enterprise performance management are really two sides of the same coin. To achieve balance between the two, companies must fully integrate risk management with their operating model, performance goals and decision-making frameworks - the layers of day-to-day accountability within the organization as well as the bigger...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The Customer Code Translating Insights Into Action, Right here, Right now

    Retailers who know and anticipate what their customers want, and can gauge how much they are willing to pay and how often they buy, can maximize profits, outperform their competitors, and ultimately achieve high performance. Adoption of such Customer-centric Retailing processes on day to day level is critical to the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2009

    How To Organize Your Analytical Talent

    Companies increasingly rely on a relatively scarce breed to maintain their competitive edge: the people who are able to use statistics, rigorous quantitative or qualitative analysis, and information-modeling techniques to make business decisions. Or, in shorthand, "Analytical talent." For business leaders, the importance of such people poses several challenges, but...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    The Sustainable Supply Chain: Creating Value Through Sustainable Packaging

    Consumers are choosing to buy products that fit with a more sustainable lifestyle. The trend to sustainable consumption gives high performance businesses the opportunity to place sustainability at the heart of their supply chain strategy. Packaging is a highly visible consumer marketing tool, but it is also a significant cost...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The High Performance Supply Chain Study - Service Management Mastery

    Across numerous industries, effective service management has become increasingly important to companies' ability to achieve high performance for a number of reasons. One reason is simply that the opportunities to wring value from traditional supply chain improvement initiatives are becoming more scarce, thus driving companies to find other areas to...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    From Retail To "Me-tail": Tomorrow Starts Today

    As power moves inexorably from seller to buyer and retailing morphs into "Me-tailing", retail organizations will need much more than customer centricity and supply chain optimization to achieve high performance. Today's consumers are demanding. But tomorrow's consumers will be armed - and dangerous. Empowered by technology for unprecedented choice, they...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The High Performance Supply Chain Study: Product Development

    Developing successful new products has always been challenging for companies. Today, a host of new factors are making it even more difficult for organizations to conceive of and bring to market profitable new products that help them achieve high performance. However, Accenture's research and client work have identified a number...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The High Performance Supply Chain Study: Sourcing And Procurement Mastery

    Few corporate functions have evolved more dramatically than procurement. As recently as the 1970s, it was generally regarded as a clerical, reactive position - a cost center. Today, however, at many companies, the exact opposite is true: Procurement has become a strategic, proactive process that contributes as much as -...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The High Performance Supply Chain Study: Fulfillment Mastery

    Fulfillment has long been a core capability of successful companies. Recently, however, myriad factors have challenged companies' ability to effectively and efficiently fulfill orders in today's multi-polar world - a world characterized by multiple centers of economic might. Both supply and demand are becoming increasingly global as companies seek new...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2009

    The New Reality Series Recovery Retailing: Tomorrow Starts Today

    Despite signs of economic recovery, consumer confidence - the traditional bellwether of retail profitability - remains at record lows in many major markets. Battered by slumping asset values and soaring unemployment and weighted with debt, consumers would rather save than spend most of the time. The global economy may take...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The High Performance Supply Chain Study: Supply Chain Planning Mastery

    As globalization drives rapid change in all aspects of nearly every company's operations, effective supply chain planning - of both supply and demand - has become an increasingly critical factor to achieving high performance. And for planning professionals, their role has never been more important - or challenging. On the...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2009

    The High Performance Supply Chain Study: Manufacturing Mastery

    Just as it has affected almost all business functions and operations, globalization is challenging manufacturing companies' ability to achieve high performance. Many of these challenges revolve around the complexity of managing globally extended supply chains, including the difficulty of matching supply (steel, rubber, parts, etc.) from various locations with hard-to-forecast...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Shopping For Scarce Retail Talent: Driving High Performance In The Retail Industry Through Strategic Talent Management

    The retail industry is facing challenging times. In the midst of a recession and a decline in consumer wealth and spending, retailers are focused on the short term: getting customers into stores and online to drive sales while looking to cut costs. At the same time, companies face a stiff,...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2009

    Nine Ways Government Organizations Can Reduce Budget Deficits Without Cutting Services

    As the fiscal crisis that began in 2008 continues, most experts agree that this economic downturn is different than its predecessors, in that it is deeper and will take longer to resolve. That leaves state and local governments facing a massive challenge: balancing low revenues and high costs with no...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    In Uncertain Times, Businesses Need Dynamic Planning To Chart Course To High Performance

    Amid the current global economic storm, agility has emerged more strongly than ever as an essential factor for survival and success. The global financial crisis and increasingly volatile economic environment have prompted business leaders to re-examine their business plans and execute frequent mid-course corrections. Organizations are under intense pressure to...

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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    The Future Used To Be Easier: Planning For Success In Dynamic Environments

    Financial and economic cataclysms have a way of uncovering chinks in the armor. For years, most companies ran business planning as a rote annual exercise that was cumbersome, time-consuming, and devoid of enthusiasm. The recent crisis revealed the vulnerabilities: Volatile, complex, and fast-moving business markets have rendered the traditional approach...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Preparing For The Recovery: Five Ways To Get Your Organization Ready Now

    Companies have expended a great deal of emotional and financial energy in recent months just to deal with the most pressing issues of the economic downturn. But there is no letting up now. As they look to an eventual turnaround, business leaders are going to have to dig deep into...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2009

    The Influence Of Financial Derivatives In Global Commodity Markets

    Commodity markets are in a remarkable state of flux. Changes in the balance of supply and demand are a part of the reason, but so is the increased use of commodity based financial derivatives among institutional investors. Historically, the primary users of financial derivatives in commodity markets have been those...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Sustainable Procurement

    Businesses are under increasing pressure from multiple forces to become more sustainable and cost competitive. The drivers include an increasing focus on social and behavioral responsibility, as well as economic, political and regulatory pressures. High performing companies are finding ways to leverage sustainability for competitive advantage as well as to...

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  • Case Studies // Mar 2009

    Accenture Services To The Energy Industry

    Upstream energy companies are contending with volatile commodity prices and intense competition for reserves, which often takes them to remote locations where operations can be difficult. Accenture's Energy industry group helps companies navigate the latest changing landscape. They collaborate with oil and gas companies to develop innovative, practical approaches for...

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  • Case Studies // May 2010

    Achieving High Performance Consumer Product Portfolios Through End-to-End Product Lifecycle Management

    Effective product lifecycle management (PLM) is extremely complex for most consumer goods and services companies, requiring them to integrate many internal and external resources and capabilities, not all of which they control directly. Accenture's ongoing research into high-performance businesses and experience in working with clients has yielded important insights into...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Mergers And Acquisitions: Planning And Executing For Success

    Mergers and acquisitions are always challenging, but today's deals represent an altogether different breed. When transactions move this quickly and the time for due diligence is compressed, risks multiply exponentially - tempting management to become inwardly focused at the precise moment they should be devoting even greater attention to their...

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  • Case Studies // Oct 2008

    Thomas Cook Case Study

    Thomas Cook Group is a leader in the travel business with 19 million customers, around 33,000 employees and sales of eight billion pounds. Accenture provides outsourcing services to the Thomas Cook Group. Thomas cook was in real trouble and at its most basic level needed a financial turnaround very, very...

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  • White Papers // May 2010

    Leveraging Captive Spare Parts To Boost Operating Profit

    Improved pricing strategies can help companies increase profitability and recover costs, according to a study by AMR Research1. One area in specific holds great potential for companies within industrial sectors: spare parts. The experience suggests that although spare parts often represent only 10 percent of global turnover they can contribute...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Achieving High Performance In The Automotive OEM Industry

    The companies that emerged from Accenture's High Performance Business research as high-performance businesses owe their success to exceptionally lean and low-cost operations. All have striven more successfully than their peers to develop the customer-centric capabilities that also characterize high performance in this industry. Only two, however, have managed to master...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2010

    Chemicals Customer Study: Frequently Asked Questions

    This paper aims to understand the needs of chemical companies' customers and their customers' customers (chemical Industry value chain). Buyer values are explored around the following themes: (1) Price/Cost, (2) Reliability, (3) Product Quality/Performance, (4) Innovation, (5) Sustainability and (6) Sales relationships. The paper allows the author to understand how...

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