Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has signed a €12 million (approx US$16.5 million) IT application services agreement with the European Parliament to develop, maintain and support a variety of applications across the Parliament’s operations. The agreement is designed to support the European Parliament’s overall information technology strategy and to drive greater operational efficiencies across the institution.
This contract, awarded after a competitive public procurement process, will provide application development, maintenance and support for the European Parliament. Accenture will oversee the development and integration of new applications across functional areas such as human resources, finance, logistics and administrative management.
Speaking on the contract, Sean Shine, managing director of Accenture Health & Public Service practice in Europe, Africa and Latin America said, "Both businesses and governments are increasingly seeking application development support to ensure their organizations operate to the highest standards to drive efficiencies. For the European Parliament, Accenture will analyze, design, build, test and implement new functions and applications as a managed service over the next four years. We are very pleased to be working with the European Parliament for the first time."
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.