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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement with Intertek, a leading global provider of quality and safety solutions, to provide Intertek with global IT and finance and accounting (F&A) services on an outsourced basis. The agreement includes the provision of technology infrastructure, application management and back-office accounting services. Financial details were not disclosed.
Under the global agreement, Accenture will provide F&A business process outsourcing (BPO) services to Intertek through an Accenture global delivery centre in Delhi, India. The agreement includes services currently delivered by Intertek across ten English speaking countries and the programme will be implemented over the next two years.
Accenture will also provide global technology infrastructure and manage Intertek’s bespoke technology applications; supporting the group’s strong global growth programme and enabling efficient integration of acquisitions.
Following a sustained period of significant growth, including a number of acquisitions, Intertek is seeking to integrate and standardize its finance and technology functions across a number of geographic locations.
“As part of our Intertek as One programme, our collaboration with Accenture will support Intertek’s growing IT and accounting requirements across ten countries. This change will provide an efficient, scalable platform to support Intertek’s growth program and generate near term cost savings.” said Lloyd Pitchford, Chief Financial Officer of Intertek Group.
The Intertek and Accenture agreement aims to create a high performing outsourced shared services environment for Intertek’s finance and IT support functions,” said Paul Dillon, senior executive in Accenture’s Industrial Equipment Group. “We are focused on helping Intertek simplify its back office processes in these areas and delivering cost synergies across the Group”
Accenture will deliver the services both from client sites and through its Global Delivery Network using one of its delivery centers in Delhi, India.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 223,000 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$21.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2010. Its home page is www.accenture.com.