Accenture, “Digital Business Era: Stretch Your Boundaries”

Consultants Mind

Accenture had a good week. Digital … Continue reading → Learning Accenture Consulting Management consulting Technology Their stock hit a 16 year high, as they boosted their forecast for both revenues and profits. Go A-C-N. While looking for their quarterly investor presentation, I stumbled on something entirely more interesting.

Accenture buys Booz & Co?

Consultants Mind

Accenture is in talks to buy Booz & Co. There will be lots of discussion on the merits of the potential acquisition, but it is no different from PWC buying PRTM, or Deloitte buying Monitor. … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Booz & Co Management consulting Merger Big news in the consulting world.

Accenture video: An advertisement for management consultants

Consultants Mind

Done by Accenture and on their website. It covered a lot of … Continue reading → Fun Accenture advertising Consulting Management consulting video. Just watched my first video advertisement for consulting. It was entitled The Science of Management Consulting; it was cool, visually appealing, and a bit inspiring actually.

Accenture earnings, warns of weaker 2nd half

Consultants Mind

Accenture’s (ACN) reported Q3 earnings on Thursday (6/27). ACN said that bookings were slowing down to 3-4% YoY. … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Business Consulting Management consulting Project Management Revenues were basically flat at $7.2 billion, and net profits jumped up nicely to $810 million. It wasn’t all good news though.

Conversation with Accenture Australia

Tom Spencer

I recently had the chance to correspond with Georgia Hewett who handles Corporate Communications for Accenture in Australia/New Zealand. Georgia was extremely helpful and was kind enough to answer some questions I had about Accenture and its recruitment process. Please read my questions and Accenture’s answers below. Tom: Accenture offers a range of services including Strategy, Digital, Technology and Operations. Tom: What is Accenture’s travel model?

Accenture: Continuing to stretch the meaning of “consulting”

The Source

Watching Accenture in action is always an invigorating experience. While scale is still a key part of the firm’s narrative, the years in which Accenture offered the consulting equivalent of Bauhaus brutalism have given way to an altogether smarter approach, all agile and innovation.

How the Accenture Luminaries Program Helped a Toy Manufacturer Unlock Breakthrough Ideas - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY

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How the Accenture Luminaries Program Helped One Client Explore the Future of Its Business - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ACCENTURE TECHNOLOGY

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Management consulting stocks, quick comparison

Consultants Mind

It takes a lot of … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Booz Allen consulting firm Consulting ToolsMost management consulting firms are privately held. They start off as partnerships and remain that way: McKinsey, Bain, BCG, Deloitte, E&Y, KPMG, PWC, AT Kearney, PA Consulting, LEK, Oliver Wyman. PRTM, Monitor and others were bought out.

Why consultants love best practices

Consultants Mind

You will see that magical phrase mentioned numerous times in white papers and research on these websites: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture. A few pictures that help … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture Benchmarking Best Practices Boston Consulting Group Business Consulting Deloitte Harvard Business Review Management consulting Professionalism PWC Management consultants use the phrase “best practices” often. Perhaps too often.

Consultant’s Tool: What is a maturity model?

Consultants Mind

Clients do not always know what is wrong What really surprises me is … Continue reading → Consultant Accenture AICPA Assessment AT Kearney Booz Allen Consultants Consulting Deloitte Maturity Assessment Maturity Model Survey Management consultants are always looking for ugly problems and broken things to fix. After all, we only get paid when we uncover difficult problems and fix them.

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Accenture Strategy research shows 87 percent of U.S. Read more from Accenture Strategy: How to Become a Future-Ready Business. Accenture Strategy research indicates that the disruption and differentiation that digital technology can create will place it at the center of acquisition strategy for the foreseeable future. Accenture Strategy explored strategic areas and opportunities where companies are harnessing technology to increase business value.


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Accenture, in conjunction with the World Economic Forum, has created a vision of the operating model of the future for consumer industries. Read more from Accenture Strategy: How Technology Is Changing M&A in the U.S. Click here to learn more from Accenture. Changing consumer needs, combined with shifting workforce expectations, are altering the competitive landscape and dictating transformation of existing company operating models for consumer industries.

How B2B Companies Can Grow with Ecosystem Orchestration - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM ACCENTURE STRATEGY

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Read more from Accenture Strategy: How to Become a Future-Ready Business. Click here to learn more from Accenture Strategy. B2B companies are struggling with a loss of control over the customer experience (CX) today. As they grow their indirect channels, this issue will only get worse. With their future growth prospects at stake, B2B executives must determine how to improve CX—while ceding more of the experience to their partners.

Top Consulting Firms

Accenture, Oliver Wyman. ACCENTURE. Founded by Arthur Andersen in the 1950s, Accenture introduced computers to General Electric in one of its first projects. Accenture Strategy is its wing, focused on C-suite consulting. Work-life balance is a challenge for Accenture.

Local Consulting Is No Longer Unique

The Thirsty Dog

Management Consulting New Content accenture BCG bearingpoint big 4 deloitte Ernst & Young Jason Price local consulting local consulting model management consulting McKinsey road warrior Seattle slalom consulting work/life balanceThis post by Jason Price can be seen at The Thirsty Dog Blog - Seattle's Finest Blog on Business and Consulting by Jason Price. Ten years ago, the concept of local consulting was the next big thing.

List: Global Strategy Firms 2013

Tom Spencer

Accenture. Accenture. Founded in 1989, Accenture has approximately 195 offices worldwide including Sydney, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bombay, New Delhi, Johannesburg, London, Toronto, New York, and San Francisco. List of Global Strategy Firms in 2013.

Consulting advice: Like your boss

Consultants Mind

Accenture says 31% of people leave their job because … Continue reading → Learning Communication Consulting Career Consulting Team Professionalism There is significant evidence that shows that “liking your boss” is a huge source of work satisfaction. Put another way, if you don’t like your boss, you will not be happy.

Big Design: McKinsey & Company buys Lunar

Consultants Mind

Accenture bought Fjord, a … Continue reading → Consultant Consulting Design Management consulting McKinseyDesign is popular. It’s not surprising that McKinsey & Company bought a design company. Many consulting firms are branching out with acquisitions in areas which were once considered non-core. Deloitte has picked up a few digital agencies.

#NRF16 Shows Omnichannel, Mobility Top of Mind

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Customer Engagement Customer Experience Customer Loyalty Customer Strategy Customer Service Data Analytics accenture customerexperience demandware nrf16 sap toshibaFor retailers, strategies for engaging with customers continuously change.

What is a best practice?

Consultants Mind

You will see that magical phrase mentioned numerous times in white papers and research on these websites: Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte, PWC and Accenture. I wrote this post 5 years ago. It is still true today. Management consultants use the phrase “best practices” often. Perhaps too often. A few pictures that help explain why a best practice can be so… Read More » The post What is a best practice? appeared first on Consultant's Mind.

Consulting Jobs This Week – #50

The Clever Consultant

Management Consulting Accenture is looking for Financial […]. Here’s a roundup of some interesting consulting job opportunities for week #50 of 2014. Some are full time, others are contract work. Do you have some ideas for jobs you’d like to see? Drop me a line. Ditto if you have a job you’d like me to add. Uncategorized consulting opportunities

Embedding AI in Business

Harvard Business

Accenture’s Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Paul Daugherty, discusses how to successfully integrate AI in your business: Do not think of it as bolt-on tech, but rather, as an opportunity to reimagine everything you do. Technology Innovation Economics & Society Audio

Practice Case Questions

Tom Spencer

Kearney ; Accenture ; and. (Source: Flickr ). If you want to practice case questions, I highly recommend Marc Cosentino’s book Case in Point.

How to Figure Out Your Consulting Bill Rate

Successful Independent Consulting

Independent consultants who come from “name” consulting firms like Accenture or McKinsey often charge more than consultants who come from industry. Dear Liz, I have a quick question. I know a consultant who is going to do some work designing a company’s program for high-potential employees.

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Consulting Firms 101 Video Series

Management Consulted

Tier 2 Firms: Oliver Wyman, Accenture, Booz & Co., There are 3 different tiers of consulting firms – Top 3 Firms, Big 4 firms, and Tier 2 firms – and there are pros and cons for working at each level. Curious to know what they are?

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Tackling the Case Interview

Tom Spencer

A given case study will have several credible solutions ( Accenture, 2018 ). Accenture-FY19-Case-Workbook-One-Accenture-Consulting.pdf. “Case study interviews put you in the driver’s seat: you’re given a real business problem to work through and solve.

Trust Never Goes Out of Style, Says New Research

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According to Accenture’s newest global study, “Put Your Trust in Hyper-Relevance,” only 22 percent of customers worldwide said they shop with companies that have a deep understanding of their needs, preferences, and past interactions. Trust is the foundation for any healthy relationship.

What’s in Store for Consulting Industry Trends in 2017?


Examples include Accenture opening its digital innovation hub in Chicago in October, 2016. Other launched hubs include the Liquid studio in Milan and the Accenture Delivery Center. The consulting industry has had some interesting developments within the past year.

Three Lessons in Building Customer Trust

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Accenture Strategy’s Competitive Agility Index reported that 54 percent of the companies surveyed experienced a decrease in customer trust, causing a conservative The value of trust helps people choose who they associate and confide with on a daily basis.

Supplementing Your Pipeline with Consulting Agencies

Successful Independent Consulting

If you’re a technology consultant, Avanade does a lot of subcontracting to Accenture. Photo: ID 76303802 © Leowolfert | Dreamstime. Perhaps the hardest thing for an independent consultant is not knowing where your next project is coming from, or when.

Special Discussion on Starting Consulting Services Organizations Within Product Companies

Steve Shu Consulting

When people think about consultants, they often think about those that work for companies like McKinsey, Accenture, Deloitte, etc. These are companies that are essentially independent from product vendors.

Management Consulting Salary Guide for 2019

Accenture. Accenture has been growing in popularity during recent years. Consultants at Accenture can expect a base salary as high as $85,000. Management consultant salaries in the United States will vary by position and experience.

New Technologies in the Insurance Landscape (Part 1 – Artificial Intelligence)

Tom Spencer

According to research conducted by Accenture , “82% of insurers agree AI-driven automation will be seamlessly embedded into every aspect of the business over the next five years.” Digital disruption is touching every aspect of the consumer market, including the insurance industry.

How AI Can Improve How We Work

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Paul Daugherty and James Wilson, senior technology leaders at Accenture, argue that robots and smarter computers aren’t coming for our jobs. They talk about companies that are already giving employees access to artificial intelligence to strengthen their skills. They also give examples of new roles for people in an AI workplace. Daugherty and Wilson are the authors of the new book Human + Machine: Reimagining Work in the Age of AI. Download this podcast. Technology IT Economy Audio

Consulting Resume 101 Video Overview

Management Consulted

Ever wonder what MBB, the Big 4 firms, and other firms like Accenture or Oliver Wyman are looking for in a consulting resume? During recruiting season, consultants review 100s of resume at a time.

Whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you’d better be running

Consultants Mind

Accenture, “Digital Business Era: Stretch Your Boundaries”. This is a quote first attributed to Dan Montano in the Economist, but was popularized by Thomas Friedman in The World is Flat. Here is the full quotation here : Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up.

2015 Management Consulting Salaries – Undergraduate, MBA, Interns and More

Management Consulted

Over the past 6 months, we’ve accumulated compensation data from sources inside the following firms: Accenture. Accenture Undergraduate Salary. Accenture MBA Salary. Welcome to our Consulting Salary post – the kickoff to 2015!

2017 Management Consulting Salaries for Undergraduates, MBAs/Grads, & Interns

Management Consulted

Accenture Strategy Undergraduate Salary. Stock: 15% discount of Accenture stock. Accenture Strategy MBA/Grad Salary. Accenture Strategy: $31.50/hr, plus signing bonus and overtime. Welcome to 2017!

Artificial Intelligence: It’s Current and Future Role in Healthcare (Part 1 of 2)

Tom Spencer

In 2017, Accenture Health reported that the top 10 AI applications will produce an estimated annual benefit of roughly $150 billion by 2026 6 , with the following applications leading the way: Robot-Assisted Surgery ($40B).