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Accenture & Avanade expedite data readiness & AI adoption with Microsoft Fabric
Thu, 23rd Nov 2023

Accenture and Avanade are expanding their capabilities to hasten data readiness and generative AI adoption with the help of Microsoft technology. By leveraging their experience in providing solutions on the Microsoft ecosystem, the firms have launched new offerings applying Microsoft Fabric, aided by a group of 4000 certified professionals. These tailored solutions will enable organisations to improve data readiness, make insights more accessible, and lay a foundation for AI.

These companies are utilising their recent collaboration on generative AI to introduce new features, enabling clients to customise and extend Microsoft Copilot solutions. These solutions aim to reimagine work with the help of generative AI. As part of Accenture's $3 billion investment in data and AI, Accenture and Avanade are creating a practice of certified professionals to assist organisations in their work with Microsoft Fabric.

Microsoft Fabric can integrate data from thousands of sources across an organisation, and Accenture and Avanade are offering services in planning, architecting, developing, piloting, and deploying this technology.

New Microsoft Fabric assets include a security readiness assessment, a migration method to accelerate the modernisation of data platforms, and industry-specific accelerators across various sectors. The companies have also instituted a specialised training program for Microsoft Fabric as part of Accenture's AI academy.

Accenture and Avanade are assisting Microsoft to leverage Fabric in providing self-service analytics capabilities, unlocking the power of data and promoting innovation. As a result of a simplified, integrated platform, Microsoft now has the data foundation needed to hasten the adoption of AI.

The firms have extended their active collaboration with a global food firm to aid in transforming how the company's employees access information and derive insights across its operations. An early adopter of Microsoft Fabric, the food company has benefited from a flexible, modern data platform that supports AI-driven analytics, unlocking its data to enhance employee productivity and satisfaction.

Accenture is also deploying Microsoft Fabric to help transform the digital user experience for its 733,000-strong workforce by providing new insights about the employee experience. Equally, Avanade has utilised Fabric to simplify last-mile data provisioning to increase enterprise data access for more employees and accelerate time-to-insights. As a result, their clients can benefit from their experience and learnings in their project undertakings.

For the advancement of custom generative AI applications, Accenture and Avanade are supporting organisations with the aid of Microsoft Copilots, Azure OpenAI, Azure Machine Learning, and the Microsoft platform. With the combined help of the Accenture Centre for Advanced AI, the companies will be able to support clients in refining large language models (LLMs) and building new generative AI capabilities.

Among their collaborations, Accenture and Avanade are working with Repsol, a global multi-energy company, to facilitate the adoption of Microsoft 365 Copilot through the Generative AI Competence Centre. The constituent firms of the collaboration have assessed Repsol's readiness for generative AI, established a governance model, and are now in the process of training its personnel to maximise the technology's potential.

New Copilot assets are designed to expedite adoption through functional, industry, and role-specific capabilities across various areas, including supply chain, finance, HR, IT, retail, banking, and insurance.

Accenture and Avanade have amassed thousands of dedicated Microsoft generative AI professionals, fuelled by an extensive training initiative. These companies boast over 240,000 Microsoft-skilled individuals, with 65,000 professionals dedicated to delivering Microsoft technologies.