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Accenture Expands Global Alliance Partner Program for Property & Casualty Insurance Software to Offer Clients More Solution Delivery Choices

Accenture (NYSE:ACN) announced the expansion of Accenture Duck Creek’s alliance partner program, a strategic initiative that enhances its alliance strategy with key technology, solution and delivery partners. This program opens the Accenture Duck Creek architecture in new ways and expands the delivery choices for clients, allowing for solutions to be implemented more seamlessly and quickly.

“These alliances play a key role in helping us to successfully deliver the software solutions our clients want and need,” said Michael A. Jackowski, global managing director of Accenture Duck Creek. “The synergies we have created with our alliance partners expand delivery choices for our clients, enabling them to implement integrated solutions faster and streamline workflows for both their internal and external users.”

Delivery partners, the newest addition to the alliance partner program, provide significant expertise and value-add services to implement Accenture Duck Creek software using best practices that reduce system integration time, risk, and costs. Delivery partners include Avanade, Discoverture, Syntel, and TCube, all of whom offer configuration and systems integration accelerators.

Our Technology partners Microsoft and HP provide leading research and insight into the practical application of the latest technologies. Together with Accenture Duck Creek, technology partners enable improved system performance across multiple delivery models, including cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), and bring mobile capabilities to property and casualty carriers.

Solution partners expand the capability footprint of Accenture Duck Creek’s core solutions with critical data services and transaction management between companies, agents and customers. Current solution partners include:

  • Advisen - Commercial risk data
  • AssureSign - Electronic signature
  • Finity Consulting - Actuarial and pricing (Australia/New Zealand)
  • FirstBest - Underwriting Workstation
  • HP Exstream - Customer communications management
  • OnBase by Hyland - Enterprise content management
  • ISO - Data, analytics and decision support services for the P&C industry
  • Microsoft Dynamics - Customer relationship management
  • Outline Systems - Producer management
  • OutsideIQ - Real time big data analysis
  • Pitney Bowes - Location intelligence and data quality
  • Preview - IT strategy (Australia/New Zealand)
  • Yodil - Data warehouse, business intelligence and reporting

Accenture Duck Creek delivers comprehensive, full-featured P&C insurance software and SaaS solutions developed by insurance experts. The configurable solutions are designed to work as a full end-to-end solution or as individual stand-alone components that adapt quickly and seamlessly to handle the unique needs of insurers of all sizes. With advanced software capabilities, Duck Creek software enables clients to change their business with speed, leverage data to make better decisions in a real-time environment, streamline operations and deliver exceptional customer service. For more information, visit www.accenture.com/duckcreek.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 289,000 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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.

Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high performance. Its home page is www.accenture.com/software. For Accenture Duck Creek software, its home page is www.accenture.com/duckcreek. Accenture’s P&C insurance software is part of Accenture Property & Casualty Insurance Services. By applying its extensive industry knowledge to continuously enhance its software, Accenture helps insurers reduce operating costs, and drive growth through better customer interaction and product innovation.

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