Accenture unveils version 3 of Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle with mobility capability


Accenture, a global management consulting, technology
services and outsourcing company, announced the launch of version three of its
Accenture Foundation Platform for Oracle (AFPO), which offers clients a variety
of new features, including the capability to access Oracle Applications on
mobile devices.


Accessing enterprise applications from mobile devices has
long presented new challenges to clients, such as device management and
security. AFPO answers this challenge by integrating Oracle’s mobility
enterprise software, called Oracle Application Developer Framework.


The ability to have an Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g
environment up and running in a day allows us to focus on the business needs of
clients, rather than getting encumbered with time-consuming configuration and
integration work,” said Gavin Michael, chief technology innovation officer,


AFPO includes repeatable designs along with the ability
to deploy to today’s various mobile devices, and offers secure access so
clients can mobilize their workforce with efficiency. Users are able to deliver
either packaged or custom Oracle Applications to tablets or smart phones by
embracing HTML5 technology across key mobile platforms Apple’s iOS, Blackberry,
Windows Mobile and Android.


AFPO, a suite of integrated software tools, was created
earlier this year to accelerate the integration and deployment of solutions on
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. Additionally, AFPO is being used as a key
accelerator for clients implementing Oracle ERP solutions as well as those
adopting Fusion Applications.


Version 3 of AFPO is delivered with documentation that
allows clients to tap into Accenture’s deep knowledge of Oracle. The
documentation serves as a comprehensive guide that instructs clients how to
design, install, deploy and connect AFPO to their existing architecture.


AFPO helps reduce the cost to implement Oracle Fusion
Middleware11g solutions. For example, one of Accenture’s financial
services clients saved more than 30 percent in development costs using AFPO.


AFPO uptake among Accenture clients has been brisk, as
they recognize that it allows for the more seamless adoption of Oracle Fusion
Applications. Since version one of AFPO was rolled out last January, some 14
clients have signed on, representing a cross section of industries.


“Accenture has demonstrated their commitment to
Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g through their innovative offering in AFPO,”
said Hasan Rizvi, senior vice president, Product Development, Oracle.


Accenture recently announced
that it has been awarded a 10-year technology consulting and outsourcing
contract by the Thomas Cook Group, which includes the transformation and
management of the travel group’s technology infrastructure across Europe. The
financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Under the agreement, Accenture will design and implement
an agile IT infrastructure that integrates the travel services company’s
separate European IT structures into a single group organization.


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