Accenture and Oracle to Jointly Develop Technology Solutions for Social Service Agencies
By Michael Seback on Jan 29, 2010
First Scheduled Release to be Case Management Solution for Child Welfare
Accenture and Oracle have agreed to jointly develop integrated software packages to address the growing needs of social service agencies around the world for cost-effective technology solutions to handle rising workloads while providing enhanced oversight capabilities and supporting outcome-focused program delivery.
"Public agencies are looking for technology solutions that can lower costs while increasing their ability to handle rising workloads to deliver better and more effective services for the citizens they serve," said David McCurley, Accenture's global managing director for human services. "We are working with Oracle to address the rapidly rising public agency interest in commercial-off-the-shelf solutions as an alternative to more expensive custom-built software. This collaboration has resulted in our development agreement and the introduction of a new solution for child welfare case management."
"Accenture is a global leader in the Social Services industry and we are extremely pleased to present a collaboration that is expected to bring next generation solutions that enable innovation, best practices, and proven software capabilities to the social services market," said Kevin Curry, Application Sales Group vice president, Oracle Public Sector. "What we can deliver with our collective social services experience can raise the bar for transformed service delivery across child welfare organizations and other social services agencies that no longer appreciate the costly maintenance and difficult upgrade paths of custom built solutions."