Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and National Australia Group Europe (NAGE), a subsidiary of National Australia Bank, have signed an application development and management agreement that extends their existing contract for an additional three years to 2015.
Accenture will continue to provide application development and management services for a number of the bank's key enterprise and customer applications. The contract, which extends a similar agreement signed by the two companies in 2007, is designed to help NAGE achieve a more flexible and scalable IT function by increasing its use of Accenture's Global Delivery Network.
"The extended agreement reflects Accenture's role as a strategic business partner to National Australia Group Europe," said Debbie Crosbie, CIO, National Australia Group Europe. "Our decision to continue to partner with Accenture is based upon the strength of our relationship to date, the quality of service provided and Accenture's ability to help us deliver responsive, flexible and efficient IT service to our customers."
"By keeping customers at the center of its business and keeping services in step with changing market needs, NAGE has positioned itself for the future," said Sushil Saluja, Managing Director of Accenture's Financial Services group in the U.K. "We are delighted with the extension of our relationship and look forward to continuing to help the bank increase efficiencies, manage costs and deliver a high quality service to its customers."