|[March 16, 2014]
Accenture Opens New Innovation Center for Financial Services in Jakarta
JAKARTA, Indonesia --(Business Wire)--
Accenture (News - Alert) (NYSE:ACN) has opened an Innovation Center for Financial
Services in Jakarta to showcase leading digital and mobile-banking
innovations designed to support strategic growth for banks and financial
service providers in Indonesia.
The center offers a new venue for financial industry executives to
access some of Accenture's best thinking on mobile and digital solutions
that can help promote financial inclusion, improve customer
satisfaction, reach new customers, and reduce costs. The center will be
a place for clients to meet for interactive workshops and to see
real-world examples of new technologies that could be rolled out in
Indonesia and throughout the ASEAN region.
"Indonesia's financial services companies understand they need to offer
their customers the mobile and digital services they seek, and our new
Innovation Center for Financial Services presents powerful solutions for
doing so," said Sushil Saluja, senior managing director of Accenture's
Financial Services group in Asia-Pacific. "The center demonstrates
Accenture's commitment to bringing the world's best solutions to our
clients in the region to help them offer the most robust and accessible
financial services possible."
A rapidly growing number of Indonesian consumers are connecting to the
internet through mobile devices. This has created new opportunity for
financial services providers to engage with their customers using
digital tools. The Innovation Center showcases digital solutions
that financial services organizations can use to tap into this growing
market, including new unbanked market segments.
For example, the center offers a showcaseon how to support financial
inclusion by providing peer-to-peer money transfers between mobile
wallets; how to increase mobile banking services for existing clients by
offering services to apply for new products via a mobile phone (from
saving accounts to mortgages and wealth products); and how to offer more
mobile payment options such as contactless payments at the point of
sale, international remittances using a mobile phone, and redemption of
"This new center gives our clients a hands-on opportunity to experience
some of the latest innovative solutions offered globally," said Hendra
Godjali, managing director of Accenture's Financial Services group,
Indonesia. "Accenture will demonstrate best in class thinking and help
stimulate conversations about the most appropriate business models and
technologies required for our clients to achieve sustainable growth in
Indonesia and throughout the region."
The new center in Jakarta is the latest addition to Accenture's global
network of Innovation Centers for Financial Services, which includes
locations in Beijing, Bangalore, Chicago, and Sophia-Antipolis, France.
Accenture is a global management consulting,
technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 281,000
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$28.6 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug.
31, 2013. Its home page is www.accenture.com.
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and manages mobility solutions for businesses and public organizations,
including developing and implementing enterprise mobility strategies;
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industry insights and technical expertise that help clients across all
industries achieve growth, efficiency and manage a successful
transformation as they adopt the tools of a digital business. Find out
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