Accenture Company Profile


Growth of a Global Leader

Accenture is a success story by any measure. The company's history has been more than 60 years in the making-from the earliest days as a pioneer in the new world of information technology in the 1950s to its position today as a Fortune Global 500 industry leader.

The company built its reputation primarily as a technology consultant and systems integrator. By the late 1980s, Accenture began offering a new breed of business integration solutions to clients-solutions that aligned organizations' technologies, processes and people with their strategies. 

Throughout its history, Accenture has expanded its offerings and capitalized on evolving management trends and technologies to benefit its clients. The company pioneered systems integration and business integration; led the deployment of enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management and electronic services; and has established itself as a leader in today's global marketplace. 

Today Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 266,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.

Strive for five

Accenture delivers its services via five industry-focused operating groups: communications, media and technology, financial services, products, health and public service and resources.  This industry focus provides Accenture's professionals with a thorough understanding of industry evolution, business issues and applicable technologies, enabling Accenture to deliver solutions tailored to each client's industry. 

Accenture anywhere

Today, Accenture is one of the largest companies of its kind in the world.  It prides itself-and capitalizes-on being able to deliver its services from more than 50 centers in its global delivery network, as well as from many Accenture and client sites, depending on skills and language requirements, costs and the client's location. The firm has extensive relationships with the world's leading companies and governments and work with organizations of all sizes-including 89 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three quarters of the Fortune Global 500. Acting as One Global Network, Accenture people seamlessly collaborate and innovate across offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 54 countries through the use of innovative collaboration tools, such as their 100 Telepresence sites and internal Knowledge Exchange.  

Driving innovation

The sheer scale of capabilities and client engagements differentiates Accenture from most other companies. Many of the company's clients are global organizations, so Accenture technologists are regularly tasked with crafting solutions and building systems that affect companies around the world-creating the infrastructure of business today. Needless to say, the variety of work on offer is almost endless, as well as innovative-both factors that the firm is keen to highlight to potential hires. 

Reporting from the frontlines

When they are not helping multinational companies improve their performance, Accenture's consultants can contribute to the company's thought leadership by writing reports and papers  published by the Accenture Institute for High Performance, which applies academic research to the problems facing today's businesses and organizations.  Many of the published papers appear in major international newspapers, such as the Financial Times, Harvard Business Review and The New York Times, as well as magazines and journals, while others have a more limited circulation as research notes and papers in books.

So ingrained is a culture of staying ahead of the game that Accenture even has its own research and development technology labs where it investigates new and emerging technologies, uncovering new trends and helping clients take advantage of the opportunities they offer.  Made up of 150 professionals, the technology R&D team operates from four labs in the U.S., France, India, and China, and like the Accenture Institute for High Performance, they too produce volumes of research, including the annual Accenture Technology Vision.  They also have a network of more than 40 Accenture Innovation Centers around the world, helping Accenture and client leadership teams break through and discover new sources of value through innovation.

In addition, the firm publishes the digital journal Outlook, released three times a year, which focuses on high-performance business strategies written by industry experts.  It also produces a newsletter called The Point, written by its global financial services executives.  The publication delves into current trends and analysis in financial services, covering topics such as risk management, deregulated markets and customer retention.  Each operating group and growth platform within Accenture contributes to getting the word out by publishing their own external publications.

Building for a better future

Accenture is helping make a sustainable impact in communities around the world. Through its Skills to Succeed initiative, the company will equip 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get jobs or build businesses. It is equally committed to minimizing its environmental footprint, and has implemented actions such as water-heating systems powered by the sun to collaboration tools that reduce energy-intensive commuting options. Employees can become involved with grassroots employee eco teams that are helping implementing more eco-efficient office practices, or help clients integrate sustainable solutions into their business. 


June 2013

Strong record on human rights

For the sixth consecutive year, Accenture received 100 out of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index. As further testament to the company's commitment to inclusion and diversity, Accenture jumped to No. 9 on DiversityInc's Top 50 Companies for Diversity, marking their seventh consecutive appearance on the list, and made WorkingMother's Top 100 Companies for Working Mothers list for the 10th year in a row. Learn more at

May 2013

Equipping veterans for success

As part of Military Appreciation Month, Accenture launched the Accenture Military Career Coach, an online tool that features advice on career planning, resume development, social media use and job interviews for veterans transitioning out of the military. They also released a number of tools to help military members find career opportunities at Accenture, recognized on Military Times' Best for Vets 2013 list. Find military career resources at

March 2013

How do women define success? Ask Accenture

Accenture people and clients gathered at more than 200 locations around the globe-from Manila to Mexico City and Seoul to Seattle-to celebrate International Women's Day. As part of its celebration, Accenture released a global research study that provides insight into the way women define success and the initiatives that help them achieve it and hosted a live webcast with leading women in technology. Review the research at

February 2013

Doubling down on philanthropy

Accenture announced it had exceeded its original Skills to Succeed goal of equipping 250,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. As a result-and to increase its impact in communities worldwide-the company has set a higher goal: by 2015, it will equip 500,000 people globally with these workplace and entrepreneurial skills. Learn more at

January 2013

Doing the rounds in Davos

On January 23 - 27, Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme and other Accenture delegates joined some of the world's most influential business, political and cultural leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Throughout the week, Accenture released new research targeting consumer behavior, supply chain resilience, energy architecture and investment in green growth; kept delegates and media updated through an innovative Social Media Wall; and moderated panels and engaged in discussions with conversations with clients and leaders across industry, government, nonprofit and academic sectors. Visit for the firm's research reports, videos and news coverage from the World Economic Forum.

January 2013

Pinpointing tech innovation

Each year, Accenture identifies the top emerging technology trends that hold the most potential to transform businesses over the next three to five years. In January 2013, the firm released the Accenture Technology Vision 2013: Every Business is a Digital Business.  With technology now intertwined with every aspect of business, this report provides insight into how digital efforts will be the key to how businesses innovate and expand. Explore the interactive report at

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  • Employer Type: Public
  • Stock Symbol: ACN
  • Stock Exchange: NYSE
  • CEO: Pierre Nanterme
  • Group Chief Executive—Management Consulting: Sander van 't Noordende
  • Group Chief Executive—Technology: Martin I. Cole
  • 2013 Employees: 257,000

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  • Major Departments & Practices

    Management Consulting
    Accenture Interactive
    Business Process Management
    Change Management
    Cloud Services
    Customer Relationship Management
    Finance & Enterprise Performance
    Global Delivery
    International Development
    Mergers, Acquisitions, and Alliances
    Mobility Services
    Risk Management
    Smart Grid
    Talent & Organization Performance 

    Operating Groups
    Communications Media & Technology
    Financial Services
    Health & Public Service

Major Office Locations

  • With offices and operations in more than 200 cities in 54 countries, Accenture serves clients in 120 countries.

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