Infotech Lead America: Accenture has opened its new Innovation Center for SAP solutions in Centurion, South Africa.
The Centurion center focuses on innovating solutions for growth industries, such as telecom, utilities, mining, banking, public sector, automotive, consumer goods and retail.
“The new Accenture Innovation Centre for SAP solutions will help our clients in South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region derive even greater value from their investments in SAP solutions and accelerate business results in the highly competitive market environment,” said Willie Schoeman, managing director of Technology, Accenture Southern Africa.
The center focuses on accelerating the development, delivery and commercialization of business solutions based on SAP technologies.
Moreover, the centre will help clients 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 technologies, including the SAP HANA platform and mobility and cloud solutions.
The new center provides process-specific business solutions, thought leadership around existing and emerging SAP solution-based technology, and the industrialization of the resulting solution, content and delivery methods.
“Through this innovation centre, we’ll bring the best of Accenture’s global experience to our local clients and enable the localization of solutions to meet their specific business challenges in the region,” said Eliseo Belmonte, lead, SAP Solutions, Accenture in Africa.
The South African centre joins Accenture’s network of innovation centers in the U.S., Japan, China, Australia, Singapore, France and India.
Accenture recently said it has deployed the General Fund Enterprise Business System (GFEBS) for the U.S. Army. Accenture claims that the U.S. Army can achieve auditability while streamlining business processes at 227 Army bases and offices in 71 countries, including the United States, Kuwait, Germany and South Korea.
The Accenture solution will enable the Army to have a single source for financial, real property, cost management and performance data, as well as a core system of record for the Army General Fund.