Accenture myConcerto Launches in South Africa

Harmonising technologies, applications and capabilities, myConcerto amplifies business results in the intelligent enterprise

Marking the launch of key SAP enterprise solution myConcerto, Accenture recently hosted the SAP Intelligent Enterprise client event in South Africa. The event was part of the company’s local SAP week and saw prominent Accenture and SAP leaders coming together to provide insights and run several product demonstrations.

“The Intelligent Enterprise event was an affirmation of SAP and Accenture’s client-focused partnership,” tells Christine Tandy, Managing Director and SAP Business Group Lead for Accenture in Africa. “At the same time, the launch of myConcerto also addressed the immense value South Africa can unlock with the power of digital over the coming years.”

The client event was attended by Vukani Mngxati, Chief Executive Officer for Accenture Africa, Christophe Mouille, Accenture Global SAP Business Group lead who presented myConcerto, and Vinzenz Kremer, Accenture SAP Global Cloud Lead, who focused on journey to cloud and the Accenture Leonardo strategy. Demos were held in Accenture’s state of the art Liquid Studio.

“myConcerto is more than just a tool – it’s a platform,” emphasises Tandy. “It’s capable of bringing together and enhancing the best of Accenture’s capabilities across strategy, technology, operations, digital and consulting. That combination acts as a major business and outcomes accelerator for clients – right from business case through to delivery. At the launch, we saw how myConcerto allows proof of concept solutions to be brought before clients with speed, agility and the ability to scale fast.”

At core, myConcerto is a unique, insight-driven, integrated platform that helps organisations boost their ability to innovate, amplify business results and accelerate their journey to becoming intelligent enterprises. Already in use with more than 60 clients – including South African clients – across the globe using SAP solutions, Accenture myConcerto brings together most disruptive ideas around industry, innovation and technology to deliver business value more quickly and easily.

Intelligent tools and pre-configured solutions for industry and business allow SAP’s myConcerto to help harmonise disparate systems, processes, data and architecture with the backing of Accenture’s leading industry practices. Design thinking is used to identify specific business challenges and differentiators, after which automated diagnostics help compose a personalised business case, roadmap and solution prototype. During and after implementation, myConcerto measures business value, provides new insights for continuous improvement and innovation, and enhances the client roadmap to take advantage of the latest innovations at pace.

For SAP clients, the platform also includes SAP Model Company services and uses SAP Cloud Platform and SAP Leonardo digital innovation system to accelerate time-to-value. Working across the intelligent enterprise value chain, SAP Leonardo generates actionable insights to amplify business results for organisations.

“The event showcased the power of combining SAP technology with Accenture methodology in real world customer scenarios,” adds Manoj Bhoola, Global Strategic Service Partner Lead SAP Africa. “The true value of SAP technologies like blockchain, machine learning and digital twin were brought to life in a way that excited customers, and we are pleased that our participation in this flagship event has further strengthened our partnership with Accenture in South Africa”.

As innovation takes place faster in the digital era, leaders must pursue more experimentation: testing innovations, failing fast and moving on to the next idea. Data and analytics can provide insights to help shape innovation around initiatives with higher likelihoods of success. When the enterprise can innovate at speed, it can accelerate product and consumer lifecycles.

Companies will need to be more flexible and fluid so that they can organise around customer outcomes. Traditional capabilities will still have a home in the digital enterprise, but not in discrete functional silos. Capabilities will become modular. These capability “blocks” can be stacked together to deliver a desired customer outcome and solve the challenges of the moment.

To drive digital transformation and create exponential business outcomes, organisations need to be able to orchestrate their key business functions on a single, end-to-end intelligent platform. Accenture myConcerto focuses on value realisation. It brings together leading technologies, automation and industry experience from Accenture and other ecosystem partners to help clients reshape their businesses and reinvent themselves as intelligent enterprises.