|By Business Wire||
|September 25, 2012 03:00 AM EDT||
The Swedish National Police Board has selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) as its strategic information technology (IT) partner in a three-year framework agreement to deliver IT development and maintenance services to enhance police operations and investigations.
Accenture will provide information technology services, including IT development technology and maintenance services, to support the Swedish National Police Board in increasing operational efficiencies and delivering greater information sharing across the force, enabling better management of, and access to, critical police investigative and operational information. The three-year contract includes a possible extension to a maximum of another three years (six years in total). Accenture secured the contract after a competitive tendering process.
“Having Accenture as our strategic IT partner means we will have access to the skills and expertise necessary to meet our future IT delivery requirements to support overall policing activities in Sweden,” said Christian Stuart, head of IT-operations, development and maintenance at the Swedish National Police Board. “Accenture’s broad experience across policing and public safety, coupled with its strong IT development and delivery capabilities, will support the development of an enhanced and better-integrated policing system in Sweden, capable of meeting and anticipating future policing demands.”
Anders Jönebratt, who leads Accenture’s Health & Public Service business in Sweden, said: “We are very happy to have been selected as the strategic partner to the Swedish Police and look forward to supporting the development of the organization’s information technology and IT delivery capability over the coming years. Across the world, Accenture is working with police forces and public safety agencies to support their IT transformation while reducing costs and enabling them to fight crime and manage investigations using the most innovative and efficient technologies available.”
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 249,000 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$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Its home page is www.accenture.com.