Accenture (NYSE:ACN) was awarded the 2013 Oracle Excellence Award for Specialized Partner of the Year: Oracle Cloud – EMEA, announced at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco. The award recognizes Accenture for their commitment to deliver innovative, specialized solutions and services in the cloud based on Oracle software and hardware. The Oracle Excellence Awards encourage innovation by Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) members, who use Oracle’s products and technology to create value for customers and generate new business potential. “We are pleased to be recognized for our technology capabilities and continued performance in helping clients embrace cloud computing to enhance their Oracle solutions,” said Ernst Jan Bergman, Accenture’s Oracle practice lead in Europe. “With Accenture’s portfolio of Cloud Services for Oracle, we can help improve the benefits of cloud technologies across the full lifecycle from strategy to fully managed services using tailored, industry-specific offerings.” “Accenture has demonstrated a strong framework for delivering Oracle-based applications that can help address our joint customers’ most critical business challenges,” said Lydia Smyers, group vice president, Worldwide Alliances & Channels Programs and Communications, Oracle. “We congratulate Accenture in achieving this award, as it is a testament to their dedication to excellence and to providing customers with cloud-based Oracle solutions that can help 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 was also recently a recipient of Oracle’s Most Influential Partner of the Year Award in the APAC region. This award is given to the alliance partner who has won large/flagship transformation deals with Oracle with a significant Oracle Applications footprint. Accenture is a Diamond level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) – the highest level available in OPN – and has completed 46 Specializations. Accenture also pioneered an Innovation Center onsite at Oracle headquarters, and offers additional Innovation Centers for Oracle in Tokyo, Japan and Bangalore, India to develop market-leading business innovations with Oracle products. Accenture has teamed with Oracle for more than two decades, and has an alliance with Oracle globally. Find out more about Oracle & Accenture in EMEA. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 266,000 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. About Oracle PartnerNetwork Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized is the latest version of Oracle's partner program that provides partners with tools to better develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN Specialized offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle's growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to differentiate through Specializations. Specializations are achieved through competency development, business results, expertise and proven success. To find out more visit http://www.oracle.com/partners. Trademarks Oracle is a registered trademark of Oracle and/or its affiliates. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.