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Accenture Launches New Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions in Toronto

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Accenture Launches New Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions in Toronto16:39 EST Tuesday, January 15, 2013TORONTO, Jan. 15, 2013 /CNW/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is expanding its global network of Innovation Centers for SAP® Solutions with the opening of a new center in Toronto.  Focused on accelerating the development, delivery and commercialization of business solutions based on SAP technology, the center will help Canadian businesses increase speed to market, enhance flexibility, and improve business performance.The Accenture Innovation Centers for SAP Solutions bring together Accenture's functional and industry expertise with the latest SAP technology, including the SAP HANA® platform, analytics, mobility and cloud computing technologies. Supported by teams of professionals from Accenture and SAP, the centers provide clients with process-specific business solutions, the latest research around existing and emerging SAP technology, and the industrialization of the resulting solution, content and delivery methods.The Accenture Innovation Center for SAP Solutions in Toronto is focused on key Canadian growth industries, such as mining, banking, the public sector, consumer goods and retail."The new Accenture Innovation Center for SAP Solutions will drive Canadian businesses forward on key emerging technology trends in the country, including mobility, analytics, and cloud computing. With our global expertise and local knowledge, we can deliver end-to-end technology solutions based on SAP software to help process and manage growing amounts of data, ultimately driving better results for business and governments," said Wayne Ingram, Managing Director of Technology at Accenture's Canadian operations."Using this center, Canadian businesses can access innovative business solutions worldwide based on SAP technology to develop solutions that meet specific Canadian business challenges," said Mark Aboud, Managing Director, SAP Canada.The Canadian center joins Accenture's global network of Innovation Centers in the U.S., Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, Europe, South Africa and India.  Innovation Centers leverage the skills and expertise at locations across the Accenture Global Delivery Network, Accenture Technology Labs and the Accenture Global Talent and Innovation Network.About AccentureAccenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries.  Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments.  The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.  Its home page is www.accenture.com.SAP, SAP HANA and all SAP logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries.  All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.SAP Forward-looking StatementAny statements contained in this document that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "intend," "may," "plan," "project," "predict," "should" and "will" and similar expressions as they relate to SAP are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. SAP undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations The factors that could affect SAP's future financial results are discussed more fully in SAP's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including SAP's most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of their dates.SOURCE: AccentureFor further information: Theresa Ebden Accenture 647-622-8394 Theresa.Ebden@Accenture.com