Infotech Lead America: Accenture is opening its delivery center in Austin, Texas.
The new delivery center will provide software development and support as well as consulting and technology services for the company’s health and public sector work across North America.
The center is aiming to grow to around 300 jobs by the end of 2013, which would bring the number of Accenture employees in Texas to more than 5,000.
The company has other Texas offices in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio.
Stephen Rohleder, group chief executive of Accenture’s Health & Public Service operating group, said: “Accenture has been growing in Texas for many years, and this expansion in Austin is being driven by our success in helping state health and human service agencies around the country.”
Accenture focusses on helping public agencies seize transformative opportunities to improve citizen services while adapting to budget realities.
Accenture’s new delivery center in Austin creates quality jobs in software engineering and related business services, a welcome addition to the local economy and community.
In recent years, Accenture has developed and launched a flexible, service-based technology platform and software applications to enable public agencies to upgrade or replace legacy IT systems in an integrated, flexible manner to reduce technology and management costs and improve service delivery.
The new software products to be supported by the Austin center include the Accenture Public Service Platform, the Accenture Benefits Management System, the Accenture Citizen Self-Service Portal and the Accenture Public Health Platform.
Accenture has 167,000 professionals in more than 50 centers.
As part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed initiative, which is working with nonprofit organizations to equip 500,000 people worldwide by 2015 with skills to get a job or build a business, the new center will partner with KIPP Austin to provide mentoring, workshops and internship opportunities for high school students.