16 January 2013

Accenture Opens New Innovation Center for SAP® Solutions in Toronto, Canada

- Center in Toronto  focused on key Canadian growth industries

Toronto - 16 January 2013 - Accenture 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. 

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 259,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The company generated net revenues of US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012.. 

Source: Accenture