Accenture (NYSE: ACN) was awarded the 2013 Oracle Excellence Awards for Specialized Partner of the Year: Applications – APAC, recently at Oracle OpenWorld in Shanghai. The award recognizes Accenture for their commitment to deliver innovative, specialized solutions and services based on Oracle software and hardware. The award is judged on a number of criteria including the size and nature of joint client engagements and implementations, and the alliance partner’s ability to combine and enhance the Oracle products and services with its own capabilities to deliver tailored or packaged solutions to address the individual needs of clients. “We are always thrilled to be recognized for our technology capability and success in helping clients get the most out of their Oracle solutions,” said Jane Livesey, Accenture’s Oracle practice lead in APAC. “Our combination of industry and functional abilities as well as Oracle implementation know-how brings depth, completeness and value to our joint clients.” “Accenture has demonstrated an outstanding level of innovation in delivering proven, Oracle-based applications that can help solve our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Andy Bailey, senior vice president, Strategic Alliances, Oracle. “We congratulate Accenture in achieving the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Alliance Partner of the Year: Applications – APAC. This achievement is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers with Oracle-based solutions that drive real business value and results.” Accenture has more than 52,000 consultants around the world who help clients achieve high performance with Oracle solutions by enabling distinctive business capabilities that support competitive advantage in their industry. Accenture is a Diamond level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) – the highest level available in OPN – and has completed 42 Specializations, including ten Advanced Specializations. Accenture is also the first company with an Innovation Center onsite at Oracle headquarters and also offers additional Innovation Centers for Oracle in Tokyo, Japan and Bangalore, India to develop market-leading business innovations with Oracle products. Accenture has teamed successfully with Oracle for more than two decades, and is a partner with Oracle globally.