Shares of Accenture Plc (NYSE:ACN) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -1.19 points or -1.70% at $110.39 with 622.54million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $111.71 the shares hit an intraday low of $110.33 and an intraday high of $112.09 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $70.61 billion and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 622.54 million shares.
Accenture Plc (ACN) on September 8, 2016 announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire New Energy Group, an Italy-based company specializing in Salesforce solutions. The move solidifies Accenture as a leading provider of Salesforce capabilities in Italy and Spain and strengthens the company’s overall global footprint, market-leading technology capabilities and deep industry experience. Through its Cloud First agenda, Accenture is the leading provider of end-to-end, high-standard cloud strategy and technology consulting, as well as cloud application implementation, integration and management services for enterprise clients.
Once the acquisition is completed, New Energy Group’s professionals will join the Accenture Cloud First Applications team, which delivers cloud services for Salesforce, Workday, ServiceNow, Google, Pegasystems and other “pure play” cloud technologies. As part of the deal, Accenture will acquire all New Energy branded organizations including the New Energy Salesforce services team in Italy, the New Energy Salesforce services Aborda team in Spain and the digital services team Mind in Italy. In addition, Accenture will also acquire Bit2win, New Energy’s suite of products and solutions based on Salesforce. Bit2win enables companies to transform their front office with simple, agile and digitally-enabled sales solutions.
“We continue to invest in our Cloud First agenda and expand our capabilities in Europe, as evidenced by our agreement to acquire New Energy Group, which will reinforce Accenture’s position as a leading provider of Salesforce capabilities in Italy and Spain,” said Saideep Raj, Managing Director, Cloud First Applications, Accenture. “By integrating New Energy Group’s people and assets with ours, we will grow the best cloud talent in Europe and around the world to provide clients with unmatched cloud services and digital capabilities. As a result of this acquisition, Accenture will continue to lead in the new era of service delivery and flexibility, where applications, infrastructure and business processes are brought together and delivered As-a-Service.”
Shares of Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NYSE:NLSN) ended Friday session in red amid volatile trading. The shares closed down -0.37 points or -0.71% at $52.00 with 357.35 million shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $52.28 the shares hit an intraday low of $51.97 and an intraday high of $52.51 and the price vacillated in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $18.58 million and the numbers of outstanding shares have been calculated to be 357.35 million shares.
Nielsen N.V. Ordinary Shares (NLSN) on Sept. 9, 2016 announced the launch of its Assortment and Space Optimization (ASO) solution. Nielsen’s ASO offering is the first-of-its-kind, integrated end-to-end solution for assortment and space planning and execution. Within the U.S. market, Nielsen will release the software on September 12th at the 2016 Category Management Association (CMA) conference (Booth #103) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ASO cloud-based application incorporates real-time data with space-aware analytics and informs planograms that ensure each product within a category is allocated the optimal space needed to maximize its performance within physical and supply chain constraints.
“Nielsen’s Assortment and Space Optimization (ASO) recognizes the inextricable link between assortment and physical space, and brings speed, accuracy and simplicity to an otherwise complex and disconnected set of processes,” says Stuart Taylor, SVP, Global Product Leadership, ASO. “It provides all the functionality that Nielsen clients have relied on for assortment and space planning into an integrated space-aware assortment solution.”
The Nielsen ASO solution addresses the full breadth of manufacturer needs in concert with their retail partners – from manufacturer strategic planning through store-level execution – in one easy-to-navigate platform. Only by integrating these processes onto a single platform is Nielsen ASO able to create assortments that are truly execution-ready, to simplify and streamline workflow, and to provide anytime, anywhere access to performance analytics that together increase efficiency while driving growth.