Accenture Stays Strong During Pandemic

Accenture continues to close deals while also helping those who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A leading global professional services company, Accenture provides a variety of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. The company currently employs more than 500,000 people and serves clients in more than 120 countries.

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In June, the company reported third quarter results that show revenues of $11 billion, a decrease of just 1 percent in U.S. dollars, and an increase of 1.3 percent in local currency over the same period last year.

Accenture is using its success to offer assistance to customers who have come across hard times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, they partnered with Verizon on a new initiative that aims to bring together workers whose jobs vanished overnight and companies that may be booming in contrast. The new program, called People + Work Connect, is “an analytics-based platform powered by Accenture.”

The company also has not stopped making deals. Accenture recently announced that it has signed an agreement with Anglo American, a global mining company, to extend Accenture’s partnership as strategic IT services provider to 2023. As part of the deal, Accenture will boost the development of Anglo American’s information management (IM) capabilities, as well as provide new technologies and delivery practices to drive innovation.

The two companies have been working together since 2011, when Accenture was selected as a key technology services provider. “Prior to the extension of the agreement, Anglo American and Accenture worked together to co-create future services and determine key priorities,” said Pavan Sethi, managing director for Accenture Technology in Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. “We are honored to continue our work with Anglo American and help fulfil their IM ambitions and mandate.”

In addition, Accenture revealed that it will transform and enhance the readiness of RBL Bank’s information technology (IT) systems and accelerate its digital transformation journey. RBL is one of India’s fastest growing private sector banks.

Accenture will provide managed services and help RBL Bank modernize and consolidate its large and disparate applications environment, as well as enable the continuous rollout of improved digital capabilities and long-term system improvements.