|By Business Wire||
|August 11, 2014 04:03 AM EDT||
Caterpillar Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives, and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) today announced an agreement through which Caterpillar will use telematics to enable advanced connected equipment services for its industry segments and customers.
The agreement demonstrates the ongoing commitment of Accenture to use leading-edge technologies to improve productivity and transform the businesses of its customers.
This work builds on a relationship between Caterpillar and Accenture that spans more than 25 years.
“We are proud to be working with Caterpillar to develop substantial new capabilities that will help the company achieve its vision,” said Brian May, managing director, Accenture, and global client account lead for Caterpillar.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 293,000 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.
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