NEWS27 November 2023

Accenture, Avanade and Microsoft partner on reporting and data insights

AI Data analytics News North America

US – Management consultancy Accenture and digital, cloud and advisory services business Avanade have partnered with Microsoft to extend its AI analytics platform with the aim of ‘making insights more accessible’.

Through the partnership, Accenture and Avanade are building a practice of professionals to help organisations plan, develop and deploy Microsoft Fabric, a platform that can be used to bring together data across an enterprise.

Accenture said the move will help organisations to boost their ‘data readiness’, make insights more accessible and create a foundation for AI.

New features as part of Microsoft Fabric include a security readiness assessment and a migration approach. The platform will now also offer and industry and functional tools for finance, customer sales and service, supply chain, manufacturing, retail and consumer packaged goods.

The companies have also launched a Microsoft Fabric training programme, as part of Accenture’s AI academy.

Chris Howarth, senior managing director and Accenture Microsoft Business Group lead. “Together with Avanade, we are helping our clients harness the transformative power of data and AI—from enhancing data readiness with Microsoft Fabric, to accelerating generative AI adoption with Microsoft Copilots.”

Accenture is also using Microsoft Fabric to offer insights about its employee experience, while Avanade is using it to widen access to enterprise data for more employees.