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Skanska turns to Accenture to implement Oracle Fusion applications

Brian McKenna

Skanska Sverige, a project development and construction group headquartered in Stockholm has turned to Accenture to implement Oracle Fusion applications. 

The consultancy firm will provide management consulting and technology application services.

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Over a three year period, Accenture will work with Skanska, whose 2011 revenue was 118.734bn Kroner [£12.03bn], to implement new Oracle applications to support it in human resources, finance and accounting, business analytics and operations.

The programme, a joint press statement continued, will support Skanska’s plans to deliver increased operational efficiencies, reduce technology costs and better manage its project portfolio.

The applications will be built on Oracle technology, including Oracle Fusion Applications, Oracle Fusion Middleware, the Oracle E-Business Suite 12.1 and Oracle Hyperion. Accenture will provide what it calls its Oracle Fusion middleware accelerator, the ‘Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle’, to jump start the build out of development environments for the project.

“By selecting Accenture we will have access to the skills and expertise necessary to meet the future information technology delivery requirements of our approximately 10,000 end users in Sweden,” said Charlotta Gren, programme manager at Skanska, in the statement.

Carl-Peter Thorwid, managing director of Accenture in Sweden, said: “Global construction companies need to be exceptionally agile, efficient and customer-focused to compete successfully with increasingly powerful emerging-market players and achieve high performance in the construction markets of the future. 

"We are pleased to have been selected by Skanska to develop and implement one of the broadest Oracle Fusion applications installations in the world. Skanska is among a growing cadre of Accenture clients interested in the design and implementation of SaaS and on-premise versions of Fusion Applications.”


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