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Accenture Positioned in Winner's Circle in HFS Blueprint for Workday Human Capital Management Services (HCM) 2018


Accenture (NYSE:ACN) has been positioned in the "Winner's Circle" in
the HFS Blueprint for Workday Human Capital Management Services (HCM)
2018 for its excellence in execution and innovation. The report
assessed 13 Workday service providers on planning, implementation, and

Accenture was recognized for its full range of services that support
Workday HCM applications, global resources and scale, ability to tailor
solutions for specific industries and business, and overall vision for
both Workday services and human resources. The report also noted that
Accenture has one of the largest pool of HCM certified consultants which
includes more than 1,200 dedicated Workday professionals with more than
2,500 Workday certifications. Accenture was cited as a leading alliance
partner in delivering Workday's newest products such Workday Planning,
Workday Prism, Workday Learning and the Workday Cloud Platform.

"As demand for Workday HCM applications grows, Accenture continues to
demonstrate excellence in Workday services execution and innovation,"
said Khalda De Souza, Research Director at HFS Research. "Accenture's
combined capabilities and industry expertise deliver business value for
clients around the world."

"Our position in the Winner's Circle is strong recognition of our
excellence in delivering innovative Workday solutions," said Saideep
Raj, senior managing director, Global Cloud First Applications at
Accenture. "Through our global reach, industry expertise, and continuous
investment in innovation we remain committed to helping our clients
achieve better HR experiences for their people and maximum business
value from their Workday deployments. We've continued to build one
global Workday practice and look forward to accelerating our work on
behalf of clients moving forward."

Accenture strengths highlighted in the report include:

  • Breadth and Depth of Capabilities: Accenture leverages its
    Global Delivery Network to provide a comprehensive range of services
    to support Workday HCM applications; invests in capabilities to
    support newer modules; and, through the integration of its DayNine
    acquisition, provides a combined strength of resources and knowledge
    to clients.
  • Employee Experience Focus: Accenture adopts an end-to-end
    employee experience focus to Workday HCM deployments to deliver
    business impact and assist clients in achieving HR transformation.
  • Investment in Business and Technical Tools: Accenture invests
    in many tools to help clients achieve business-aligned Workday HCM
    deployments. These include pre-built templates and integration tools,
    programs that deliver Workday readiness checks, and advisory services
    on change management and organizational readiness.
  • Partnership Focus: Accenture clients highlight the company's
    ability to form strong partnerships, access to a wide Accenture
    network to address challenges, and its flexibility to scale up
    and down as needed.

Jill Goldstein, talent and HR lead for Accenture Operations, added,
"Beyond operating as one of Workday's most strategic and experienced
business partners with one of the largest certified Workday workforces,
Accenture has deployed approximately 4.9 million Workday seats globally
in 30 languages and 100 countries. These projects are delivered through
our end-to-end capabilities and reflect our deep understanding of global
and local business environments, IT ecosystems, cultures, regulatory
requirements and business rules. More importantly, we are now helping
clients win in the workplace by designing great employee experiences and
treating employees as consumers."

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a
broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital,
technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and
specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business
functions – underpinned by the world's largest delivery network –
Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help
clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their
stakeholders. With 449,000 people serving clients in more than 120
countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world
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