Accenture (NYSE:ACN) today unveiled a new version of its Accenture
Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO), which helps clients accelerate
deployments on Oracle Fusion Middleware. Version five adds exciting new
capabilities including integration with Oracle Application Development
Framework (ADF) Mobile and Oracle WebCenter.
Accessing enterprise applications from mobile devices has presented new
challenges to clients, such as device management and security. AFPO now
helps clients address this challenge by integrating with Oracle ADF
AFPO is a unique accelerator that includes documentation, day one
deliverables and quick start virtual machine images, along with access
to a skilled team of resources, to reduce risk and cost while improving
project quality. It can be delivered all at once or in stages, on-site,
hosted, or as a cloud solution. The new version also features rapid
configuration and implementation capabilities for SOA/BPM integrated
with Oracle WebCenter Portal, Oracle WebCenter Content, Oracle Business
Intelligence, Oracle Identity Management and Oracle ADF Mobile.
The mobile capabilities of AFPO enable organizations to deliver critical
business applications, such as ERP systems, on mobile devices, helping
employees become more productive and competitive. AFPO helps clients
take advantage of Oracle's strategy for enterprise mobility across the
company's wide product portfolio using a common development framework
for multi-channel, multi-platform mobile application development.
Regardless of what Oracle enterprise application a company is running,
they can use AFPO to speed and simplify the extension of the application
to mobile devices and reduce the overall program cost.
"AFPO has been proven to simplify and speed the installation of Oracle
Fusion Middleware at more than 50 clients around the world. By plugging
into Accenture's experience and advanced toolsets, clients are able to
shift their focus from getting the implementation right to getting the
right business outcomes," said Derek Steelberg, global managing director
of Oracle business for Accenture. "Now with Oracle ADF Mobile, Accenture
is uniquely able to help clients make Oracle ERP applications available
via mobile devices with AFPO."
AFPO version five also reduces the amount of time needed to plan,
analyze, and design portal and collaboration architectures. Companies
will increasingly need to leverage SOA and BPM underneath portal
technology to maximize employee collaboration and effectiveness--getting
the right information to the right user across the complexity of
enterprise systems and data silos.
AFPO version five also delivers a starter kit for Oracle SOA Suite which
builds upon the integration methodology, leading practices and extended
tooling contained within the Oracle Foundation Pack. The combination of
the AFPO starter kit and Foundation Pack jump-start and streamline
Oracle SOA Suite implementation initiatives, helping to reduce the risk
of deploying new technologies and making architectural decisions, so
clients can ultimately reduce cost, risk and the time needed for an
The new features in AFPO version five are pre-integrated to work with
more than 30 Oracle Fusion Middleware products that are key to
delivering business benefits and functionality. Since version one of
AFPO was released in January 2011, Accenture has worked with more than
50 clients from a variety of industries.
"With Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle, the company is able to
leverage its Oracle implementation experience in order to speed
deployments for our customers," said John Gawkowski, vice president,
Oracle Platform Technology Solutions. "We're pleased to see Accenture's
continued success with this accelerator and the value it brings to our
AFPO version five is available now. For more information on AFPO, visit www.accenture.com/afpo.
Accenture is a Diamond level member in Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN).
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and
outsourcing company, with 257,000 people serving clients in more than
120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive
capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive
research on the world's most successful companies, Accenture
collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance
businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of
US$27.9 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2012. Its home page
About Accenture Mobility
Accenture is focused on enabling its clients to achieve breakthrough
growth throughout the rapidly changing mobile ecosystem. Accenture
Mobility offers five mobility services including consulting, software
services--applications, software services--devices and platforms,
managed services, and business integration services. These are designed
to help organizations embrace business to employee (B2E), business to
consumer (B2C), business to business (B2B) and machine to machine (M2M)
business opportunities. Accenture offers mobility and embedded software
services across a wide range of industries and platforms, including
Android?, Apple® iOS, Blackberry®, Linux, Meego?, Symbian, Windows®
Phone and Windows 8.
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