Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has been selected by the State of Iowa following a competitive bid process to replace its 35-year-old human services eligibility system. The contract has a six-year base period that runs to 2018, with four one-year extension options.
Accenture will implement the Human Services suite of products from Accenture Software to support the state’s efforts to meet upcoming federal guidelines, improve customer services, reduce technology costs and integrate eligibility processes across a number of human service and health programs. The products include the Accenture Public Service Platform, the Accenture Benefits Management System and the Accenture Citizen Self-Service Portal.
“Iowa is seizing a great opportunity to build a more integrated eligibility system, to better meet the needs of citizens. The system will improve program integrity, increase productivity of staff and reduce long-term IT costs,” said Julie Booth, Accenture’s managing director for human services for state, local and provincial government in North America.
“The public sector is under pressure to find smarter ways to operate and deliver services, and Accenture Software and this project is geared to meeting that challenge,” said David McCurley, who leads Accenture’s public sector software business.
The project will leverage a range of Accenture’s capabilities and expertise in human services, including management consulting and systems integration, in addition to the Accenture Software applications and framework.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company with over 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 is www.accenture.com.
Accenture Software combines deep technology acumen with industry knowledge to develop differentiated software products. It offers innovative software-based solutions to enable organizations to meet their business goals and achieve high performance. Its home page is Accenture Software. For more information about Accenture Software for Public Service, please visit www.accenture.com/publicservicesoftware.