Govconwire, Tim Watson, June 17, 2011.
After two years of talks, Accenture and SAS will jointly establish innovation centers on three continents to develop analytical capabilities and products for a host of markets.
"We are partnering with SAS to create a new business analytics practice and develop new products," said Accenture CEO Pierre Nanterme. "New predictive analytics provide more useful intelligence. It's about, 'what can I do as a business?' and reliable forecasting."
The initial centers will be in Ireland and Milan and will showcase current products and develop predictive analytics for fraud and consumer retail customers, respectively. Future centers will be located in San Jose and Mumbai, where representatives from each company will collaborate to develop and sell financial services products, among other offerings.
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