Accenture and Oracle have announced the expansion of their global network of development centers with the opening of the Accenture Innovation Centers for Oracle in Tokyo and Istanbul.
The Tokyo center will initially focus on solutions linked to the introduction of International Financial Reporting Standards and a smooth transition for those companies moving to Enterprise Sales & Operation Planning. It will also work with clients to virtualize their businesses.
The Istanbul center will support joint clients across the region, including those in Italy and Russia.
It will focus on providing Oracle-based applications and products in customer relationship management, billing and revenue management, business process management, performance management and information rights management.
The new centers will have both Accenture and Oracle professionals collaborating with the US and the UK Oracle centers. The US and UK centers provide Oracle's SOA-based solutions, Applications and Enterprise Performance Management applications, Application Integration Architecture, and WebCenter Suite11g.
Accenture has about 45,000 professionals around the world to provide implementation, upgrade and application outsourcing solutions for the entire Oracle product stack. Last year, it acquired Sopia, an Oracle systems integrator in Japan, to serve the increasing demand for ERP services in Japan.
John Gawkowski, vice president of platform technology solutions at Oracle, said: "We're looking forward to the centers in Japan and Turkey delivering the same results for our customers that we've achieved at the centers in California and Reading. The close alignment of our teams has proven to accelerate innovation and create value for our joint clients."