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Infy, Accenture Nigeria in strategic partnership

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Infosys Technologies, a company dealing in global IT consulting and software power house from India and Accenture Nigeria, a member of the world's leading provider of management and technology consulting services have announced a non-exclusive strategic partnership for delivery of services and solutions around the Infosys Enterprise Banking E-platform to clients across the ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) region, including Cameroon.

As an Infosys partner, Accenture will provide a wide range of value added services like implementation, customization, training, on going support, business process reengineering and program management to Infosys customers in the region.

"We believe that this partnership offers a winning proposition to all the stakeholders - Infosys, Accenture and our customers. The combination of Infosys best-of-breed new generation Enterprise Banking Solutions with the rich and wide range of value added services from Accenture would provide our clients a unique and unbeatable value proposition. It would offer both Infosys and Accenture an opportunity to grow faster and serve their customers better by leveraging each other's strengths," said Merwin Fernandes, Associate Vice President and Head - Global Sales and Marketing, Banking Business Unit, Infosys Technologies Limited.

Adedotun Sulaiman, the Country Managing Director of Accenture in Nigeria said, "We believe that this alliance is truly strategic and look forward to working with Infosys Technologies provide a whole range of value added services around their new generation Enterprise Banking Solutions. This alliance complements our existing alliances and capabilities and consolidates our position as the leading technology and consulting service provider to the financial services industry in Nigeria."

Amit Dua, Business Development Manager - West & North Africa, Banking Business Unit, Infosys Technologies Ltd commenting on the relationship said, "Africa is a key focus market for Infosys banking solutions. Accenture brings its deep knowledge of the business and understanding of the West African market to the partnership. I believe that this alliance is a clear endorsement of the strength and acceptance of our products in this market and will help us consolidate our gains and strengthen our competitive leadership in this region. It will also enable our customers to realize greater business value from their investments in Infosys Enterprise Banking E-Platform in general and Finacle in particular."

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