Accenture firms up commitment in PH

By Lawrence Agcaoili , The Philippine Star

Posted at Aug 07 2012 08:17 AM | Updated as of Aug 07 2012 04:23 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Leading information technology provider Accenture committed to further expand its presence in the Philippines amid the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals and skilled workforce.

Manolito Tayag, country managing director for the Philippines of Accenture, said in an interview with reporters that the country’s most diversified IT and consulting firm is shifting its focus on beefing up its domestic client base.

“We are putting a lot of focus on the domestic side because it is important for us to work with domestic clients. With the growth of the Philippine economy, we can focus on domestic clients,” Tayag stressed.

He pointed out that the company is now working with several conglomerates operating in the country to service their needs.

“Philippines will continue to be a strategic part of Accenture. It is a an outsourcing destination due to the availability of talent, English-speaking workforce, massive IT and telco infrastructure, and service-oriented Filipinos,” he added.

Accenture’s operations in the Philippines is made up of the largest and one of the most mature IT companies in the country with more than 25,000 employees in Metro Manila and Cebu.

It operates in 14 locations in the Philippines including three in Makati City, three in Quezon City, three in Mandaluyong City, three in Metro Manila, two in Taguig City, two in Cebu City, and one in Pasig City.

“Yes we do want to continue to grow and expand our operations in the Philippines,” Tayag said.

Accenture Philippines started in 1985 and is a pioneer of Accenture’s Global Delivery network of more than 50 centers worldwide employing 249,000 workers and generating $25.5 billion in net revenues for the fiscal year Aug. 31, 2011.

For his part, Accenture managing director Trent Mayberry told reporters that the Philippines ranks high in terms of fairly youthful workforce on top of the country’s strong macroeconomic fundamentals.