Accenture has been recognized as Global Partner of the Year by hybris software – an SAP company and the world’s fastest-growing commerce platform provider – at its annual Global Partner Summit in Munich January 22-24. Accenture entered into an alliance relationship with hybris last year, becoming its sole global strategic partner to implement commerce solutions through multiple channels and across all industries. During the summit, Accenture was presented with the Global Partner of the Year award by hybris as a result of its deep industry expertise, technology knowledge-base, and talent-pool, among other assets. “Accenture has proven to be a valuable strategic partner drawing on its global footprint, and we are able to meet the needs of companies to deliver our omni-channel commerce platform through multiple devices and across all geographic markets,” said Frank Schoutissen, Vice President Channel of hybris. The Accenture and hybris partnership combines hybris’ leading omni-channel software and technology with Accenture’s digital marketing capabilities and expertise to develop relevant experiences for global customers across multiple touchpoints. Brian Whipple, senior managing director of Accenture Interactive said: “With hybris we offer comprehensive ommi-channel commerce solutions to enterprises in retail, manufacturing, wholesale distribution, telecommunications, media/publishing, food/beverage, hospitality/travel and life sciences. This further brings together Accenture’s comprehensive digital capabilities that are recognized again and again by the industry, and is further demonstrated by being named hybris’ Global Partner of the Year.” Related, Accenture last month formed Accenture Digital, a new growth platform that brings together the company’s digital capabilities – including industry-leading digital marketing, mobility and analytics services – into one powerful global capability that will help clients unleash the power of digital to transform their businesses. Accenture Digital brings to bear the full capabilities of Accenture, including expertise in business and technology strategy, deep experience in customer insights, leading capabilities in systems integration and enterprise applications, and scale and excellence in global delivery and outsourcing, to help clients realize the power of digital. Accenture Interactive, which is part of Accenture Digita l, offers integrated, industrialized and industry-driven digital transformation and marketing solutions. Follow @AccentureSocial or visit www.accenture.com/interactive About hybris software hybris software, an SAP Company, helps businesses around the globe sell more goods, services and digital content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business. hybris' omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce platform companies will ever need. Both principal industry analyst firms rank hybris as a “leader” and list its commerce platform among the top two or three in the market. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 500 companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B sites W.W.Grainger, Rexel, General Electric, Thomson Reuters and 3M as well as consumer brands Toys“R”Us UK, Metro, Bridgestone, Levi's, Nikon, Galeries Lafayette, Migros, Nespresso and Lufthansa. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit www.hybris.com. About Accenture Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000 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. Through its Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship focus, Accenture is committed to equipping 500,000 people around the world by 2015 with the skills to get a job or build a business. The company generated net revenues of US$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.