Monday, August 06, 2007

Accenture opens technology outsourcing facility in Cebu

Source: Newsinfo

Global management consulting and technology services firm Accenture has expanded its operations in the country with the opening of a facility here in Cebu.

The Cebu facility, which will initially have 500 seats, will provide “high-value” information technology outsourcing services like application management service, systems development and other related services to global clients, said Keith Haviland, lead of delivery center network for technology of Accenture.

Executives declined to disclose the amount invested in the new facility.

This is part of the company's global delivery center network, which employs about 28,000 people in North America, Europe, Latin America, India, China and the Philippines. Accenture now employs 12,000 people in the country, the company said.

Beth Lui, country managing director of Accenture delivery center in Manila, said the company’s Cebu facility is part of a strategy of finding more professionals outside of Metro Manila.

Haviland said there remains a strong demand for its services, but declined to give details of the company's ramp-up in Cebu.

“We will still grow our Manila operations,” added Haviland.

The company aims to have 65,000 professionals in its global delivery network by the end of 2007.

Lui said Accenture has been in the IT outsourcing and business process outsourcing services for the past two decades. She said it has moved some of the work from Manila to Cebu.