) recently clinched a management consulting contract with Japan's
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, for an undisclosed
ACCENTURE PLC (ACN): Free Stock Analysis Report
INTL BUS MACH (IBM): Free Stock Analysis Report
To read this article on Zacks.com click here.
Per the contract, Accenture will provide the Ministry with
technological and supervisory support to the food supply chain
activities during natural calamities. In this regard, Accenture
will offer its Supply Chain Management services to address every
aspect, including business process management, product innovation
and development, planning and strategy formulation, operations
management and, most importantly, sourcing and procurement.
Accenture will look into areas where the supply chain failed to
operate and vice versa in order to ensure proper and swift running
of the system. This will let the outsourcing and consulting giant
develop a strategy and guidelines for food suppliers to cooperate
and serve the nation better in distress situations.
In a separate development, Accenture offered its Electronic Health
Record (EHR) system to Madrid Heath Service. The financial details
of this deal were also kept confidential. Accenture was working
with Madrid Heath Service since 2002, to develop a comprehensive
system for recording every possible data related to patients, and
thereby improve the regional healthcare system.
The Madrid Electronic Health Record (termed HORUS) has now been
fully implemented across Madrid's healthcare system. The system
will allow 26,000 clinicians to access patient record at any point
Apart from this, Accenture also announced that it offered its Duck
Creek insurance suite to Mountain States Insurance Group, for an
We are encouraged by the steady flow of new business and believe
that the trend will continue given Accenture's rich industrial
experience. However, increasing competition from
), a strained spending environment and Accenture's broad European
exposure (roughly 40.0%) may tamper its growth prospects to some
Currently, Accenture has a short-term Hold recommendation, denoted
by the Zacks #3 Rank.